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Vets Seeing More Dogs Eating Edible Marijuana
CBS ^ | CBS

Posted on 02/26/2014 8:36:17 AM PST by Morgana

DENVER (CBS4) – An animal hospital in Denver is seeing an increasing number of dogs who have eaten edible marijuana and is finding that the diagnosis isn’t good.

VCA Animal Hospital is open 24 hours a day and they see hundreds of dogs every week from checkups to emergencies. Since Jan. 1 the clinic says dogs have been getting into their owner’s supply of marijuana, specifically edibles.

“What we are seeing is dogs getting into the baked products,” said Dr. Kevin Fitzgerald.

The concern is that edibles have a concentration of marijuana meant for controlled human consumption and dogs weigh far less than humans and have no control.

“The butter gets a higher concentration of THC, the active ingredient,” said Fitzgerald.

(Excerpt) Read more at denver.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: Pets/Animals; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: carelessness; dog; doggieping; legalpot; medicalemergency; overdose; pot
Doggie cat nip?
1 posted on 02/26/2014 8:36:17 AM PST by Morgana
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To: Joe 6-pack

this can’t be good for the dog


2 posted on 02/26/2014 8:37:12 AM PST by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Morgana

Yes. No outrage over the damage done to humans?


3 posted on 02/26/2014 8:39:38 AM PST by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: Morgana

Woofies.


4 posted on 02/26/2014 8:39:55 AM PST by shove_it (long ago Orwell and Rand warned us of Obama’s America)
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To: I want the USA back

The humans chose! If humans want to be stupid that is on them. It’s our job as humans to protect our pets.


5 posted on 02/26/2014 8:43:05 AM PST by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Morgana

Is it worse for the dogs than chocolate?


6 posted on 02/26/2014 8:44:05 AM PST by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: Morgana

7 posted on 02/26/2014 8:46:30 AM PST by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: Morgana

whacky woofers


8 posted on 02/26/2014 8:46:41 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Morgana

I have known dog owners who love to let their dogs drink beer. On purpose.


9 posted on 02/26/2014 8:46:44 AM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: andyk

Have a friend who used to get his dog high by exhaling mairjuana smoke into its snout. It didn’t take long at all for the dog to start running his way at the mere sound of somebody inhaling.

Pretty smart, that dog, but lazy - and would eat anything.

Turns out that dogs like to get ‘baked’ on baked goods, too...


10 posted on 02/26/2014 8:50:37 AM PST by Quality_Not_Quantity (Liars use facts when the truth doesn't suit their purposes.)
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To: FReepers

Donate!

11 posted on 02/26/2014 8:51:17 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: Morgana

Scoobie Doobie


12 posted on 02/26/2014 8:51:44 AM PST by PGalt
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To: Morgana

Dogs also eat a lot goose crap.


13 posted on 02/26/2014 8:52:46 AM PST by glorgau
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To: Morgana

Good for you.


14 posted on 02/26/2014 8:53:31 AM PST by kitkat
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To: Morgana
It's not so bad at first, but then they get the munchies.


15 posted on 02/26/2014 8:59:08 AM PST by Jeff Chandler (Obamacare: You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.)
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16 posted on 02/26/2014 9:00:22 AM PST by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: PGalt

I like this comment from the story

“Raggy, Is that my Scooby Snack... Scooby- Doobi -Dooooooo!”


17 posted on 02/26/2014 9:00:30 AM PST by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Yo-Yo

Funny and true


18 posted on 02/26/2014 9:00:54 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: Morgana
I knew a guy who used to grow a few pot plants in his spare bedroom, and he had to keep the door closed to keep the cats away from it.

When they'd get in that room they'd eat the lower-growing leaves right off the plants. Then they'd go lay around and sleep the rest of the day.

19 posted on 02/26/2014 9:08:11 AM PST by Kenton
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To: andyk

“I have known dog owners who love to let their dogs drink beer...”

Used to have a dog that liked beer. Loved the stuff. I’d give her a little if I was having some.

Terrible though, she only live to the age of 14. I guess it was the beer.


20 posted on 02/26/2014 9:10:09 AM PST by FAA
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To: jeffc

I always hear about chocolate being so bad for dogs, but I used to give my dogs scrap chocolate all the time and never saw any problem.


21 posted on 02/26/2014 9:22:35 AM PST by Second Amendment First
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To: jeffc

No, chocolate can kill dogs.


22 posted on 02/26/2014 9:26:17 AM PST by Boogieman
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To: Morgana

23 posted on 02/26/2014 9:34:40 AM PST by PGR88
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To: Morgana

My dogs (Labrador Retrievers) always wanted to eat anything, all the time. Jeez, if they got the munchies on top of that I don’t know what I would do. They’d probably start eating the couch. (Like they did when they were puppies.) This time they’d likely ask for ketchup too.


24 posted on 02/26/2014 9:39:15 AM PST by DE50AE
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To: PGR88

25 posted on 02/26/2014 9:48:50 AM PST by Uncle Miltie (Mohammed was a pedophile and Islam is a Totalitarian Death Cult.)
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To: AnAmericanMother; Titan Magroyne; Badeye; SandRat; arbooz; potlatch; afraidfortherepublic; ...
WOOOF!

Computer Hope

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26 posted on 02/26/2014 10:39:24 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: Boogieman

Not my aunt’s Jack Russell. He ate a whole box of chocolate covered cherries and showed no signs of trouble.


27 posted on 02/26/2014 10:54:32 AM PST by jch10 (John Beohner has got to be removed from the Speaker position.)
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To: FAA; Joe 6-pack

I had a german shepherd named Zappa that I trained to fetch me beer out of the fridge. The door had a magnetic closure, and was leveled to close itself. We tied a dishtowel on the handle, and laid the cans on the bottom shelf. One day I came home and found all the cheese wrappers on the floor ... removed the towel. Silly critter.

Had a bull mastiff named Scooter that would wait for me to set a beer down while working on the truck or gardening. He’d knock it over with his nose and slurp it off the ground. Special fun if you’re laying under the truck and he’s uphill from you. Scooter was also the fireworks prevention dog. He hated firecrackers and got to the point that if he heard your bic lighter, he’d charge up and take it out of your hand. A dog you can’t drink beer and smoke around ... not quite my idea of a perfect pet, but he made up for it in other ways.

I had another shepherd named Kaiyser that ate a 10 pound block of candle wax while he was staying in the garage one night. My dad said he would be okay, then suggested I feed the dog some string and sell the candles.


28 posted on 02/26/2014 11:26:55 AM PST by glock rocks (If you like your health plan, you're a racist !)
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To: Morgana
this can’t be good for the dog

My wife's dachshund got into her stash, well before we ever met. My wife came home from work one night, and the pup was laying on the floor, barely breathing. She picked her up and took her to the e-vet.

After about 20 minutes, the e-vet came out and asked, "Ma'am, we're really not trying to get you into any trouble, but we're curious if it's possible that your pup got into marijuana?"

My wife, a light coming on in that moment, admitted that it was more than likely that's what happened, and the little buds in between the doxie's teeth were a dead giveaway. They gave her some IV fluids and sent her on her way with orders to let her "sleep it off."

When my wife got home, she'd noticed that the doxie got up on the couch, crawled over to the coffee table, opened her stash box, and had helped herself to the pot. There was about 1/8th oz. missing, she surmised. The doxie is still alive and kicking today at 14 years young and doesn't miss a beat when it comes to meal times.

29 posted on 02/26/2014 11:53:35 AM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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If they got into the Raisin-Onion Pot Brownies, that would really be bad.


30 posted on 02/26/2014 12:17:19 PM PST by KneelBeforeZod (I have five dollars for each of you)
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To: FAA

One of mine likes Sierra Nevada. After I finish a bottle he’s always licking the bottle top. He doesn’t find much other than a few drops but he keeps trying.


31 posted on 02/26/2014 12:38:01 PM PST by scripter
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To: glock rocks

Well that made me smile.


32 posted on 02/26/2014 12:43:41 PM PST by scripter
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To: jch10

“He ate a whole box of chocolate covered cherries and showed no signs of trouble.”

Yeah, but there is not a lot of chocolate, by weight, in those I think. If they were solid chocolate, he might have been done for.


33 posted on 02/26/2014 12:57:10 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: Boogieman

Not if it was milk chocolate. Likely the dog would at most have an upset stomach.

It’s the bakers chocolate with the high percentage of cacao that you have to watch out for (at least as I understand it).


34 posted on 02/26/2014 1:17:44 PM PST by dmz
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To: dmz

Milk chocolate will still kill a dog if they eat enough, especially a small dog like a Jack Russell.


35 posted on 02/26/2014 1:22:42 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: Boogieman

Milk chocolate will still kill a dog if they eat enough, especially a small dog like a Jack Russell.

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Absolutely.

A jack russell (about 14 lbs on average) would have to eat nearly a pound of milk chocolate to reach toxic levels. 1 oz of milk chocolate per pound of body weight is what I’ve read.


36 posted on 02/26/2014 1:25:43 PM PST by dmz
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To: Boogieman

Yeah, I watch that my Yorkie never gets chocolate, grapes, raisins, onion, etc. He loves peanuts but some other nuts are bad for them.


37 posted on 02/26/2014 1:27:11 PM PST by potlatch
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To: Boogieman

Sorry - should have included these

http://www.talktothevet.com/ARTICLES/DOGS/chocolatetoxic.HTM
http://www.dogownersdigest.com/news/library/chocolate-dog-poisoning.shtml

I’m not a vet, just a guy who has always had dogs, but most of the web resources are consistent with the 1 oz of milk chocolate per pound of body weight to be toxic.


38 posted on 02/26/2014 1:29:54 PM PST by dmz
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To: Morgana; Joe 6-pack

Marijuana, one thing I don’t have to worry about in my house! Lol

Thanks for ping Joe.


39 posted on 02/26/2014 1:31:54 PM PST by potlatch
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To: Morgana; Joe 6-pack

What does it say when so many here think this is ‘no big deal’ or worse, think it’s funny?


40 posted on 02/26/2014 1:47:52 PM PST by Salamander (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: Salamander

There are a lot of FReepers with stoned doggies?


41 posted on 02/26/2014 1:56:45 PM PST by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: dmz; All

Here’s a list of foods dangerous for dogs. Avocados? Who knew?

http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/virtual-pet-behaviorist/dog-behavior/foods-are-hazardous-dogs


42 posted on 02/26/2014 1:57:07 PM PST by glock rocks (If you like your health plan, you're a racist !)
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To: Morgana

I hope not.

It’s cruelty.

We’re supposed to know better and protect our animals.


43 posted on 02/26/2014 2:15:52 PM PST by Salamander (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: glock rocks

When I was a kid, my mom got a pair of Bedlington Terriers, they were sisters and there were serious discussions about naming them. In the summer, Sunday family dinner was at our house because of our backyard. So here it is Sunday afternoon and mom and dad and the grandparents are sitting in the yard sipping their gin and tonics. The puppies knocked over mom’s glass which was on the ground and proceeded to lap it all up - thus we had Gin and Tonic!


44 posted on 02/26/2014 2:39:17 PM PST by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: Kenton

“Then they’d go lay around and sleep the rest of the day.”

I wonder where my kitty is keeping her stash. That is her normal m.o.


45 posted on 02/26/2014 10:12:42 PM PST by berdie
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To: Kenton
Then they'd go lay around and sleep the rest of the day.

In other word it had no effect on them.:)

46 posted on 02/26/2014 10:14:44 PM PST by Harmless Teddy Bear (Proud Infidel, Gun Nut, Religious Fanatic and Freedom Fiend)
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To: Gabz

Gin and Tonic is perfect.

Looking back at my earlier post, I didn’t name any of those. The only dog I was allowed to choose a name for in the last twenty years was a short haired pointer that was a Christmas present from my wife. He had a red ribbon with a bow around his neck. Imagination got the better of me and voila ... he became: Bo.

That’s short for Bo Dog. He responded to either. Mostly.


47 posted on 02/27/2014 3:47:09 AM PST by glock rocks (If you like your health plan, you're a racist !)
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