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Dogs' pot poisoning soars as pets dig through trash, stash
San Francisco Chronicle ^ | December 31, 2013 | Katherine Seligman

Posted on 12/31/2013 2:29:24 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife

San Francisco veterinarian Jill Chase had just finished hosting a birthday party for her son 10 years ago when her dog went limp. After investigating what might have caused the problem, she discovered the culprit: cannabis-infused butter that a neighbor had dumped in the garbage down the street. Her dog, a Tibetan terrier who was a habitual trash surfer, had eaten a large dose.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: aspca; california; jillchase; katherineseligman; libertarians; medicalmarijuana; mexico; pets; poison; pot; sanfrancisco
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1 posted on 12/31/2013 2:29:25 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
a habitual trash surfer

People who don't take care of their animals should not be allowed to have them. You let your dog roam free, you get what you deserve.

2 posted on 12/31/2013 2:40:04 AM PST by onona (The Earth is the insane asylum for the universe (yup, I belong))
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Come to think of it, I don’t recall Cheech and Chong ever having a dog.


3 posted on 12/31/2013 2:40:26 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (A courageous man finds a way, an ordinary man finds an excuse.)
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To: onona
And she's a veterinarian!
4 posted on 12/31/2013 2:41:07 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (A courageous man finds a way, an ordinary man finds an excuse.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Full article here.
5 posted on 12/31/2013 2:45:38 AM PST by cynwoody
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To: cynwoody

Thank you!


6 posted on 12/31/2013 2:48:18 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

‘Cuz it would’ve been dead.


7 posted on 12/31/2013 2:48:57 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

My impression is that they don’t enjoy the herb all that much.


8 posted on 12/31/2013 2:53:12 AM PST by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: onona

Your dog gets what you deserve.


9 posted on 12/31/2013 2:58:53 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Dogs as with humans will eat copious quantities until sickness. My golden retreiver was proof.


10 posted on 12/31/2013 3:07:17 AM PST by cicero2k
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To: cicero2k

not just dogs but CO has seen a big increase with kids having to be hospitalized because they too are getting high now.


11 posted on 12/31/2013 3:14:20 AM PST by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Keep yer animal safe and within sight.

.you are not a responsible pet owner


12 posted on 12/31/2013 3:14:30 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: onona

Their trash is so green there, you could make salads out of it.


13 posted on 12/31/2013 3:40:43 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: onona

Agreed. Its the same as if the dog had found chocolate or anti freeze fluid. The owner let the dog run wild and was irresponsible.


14 posted on 12/31/2013 3:41:45 AM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Caipirabob

Maybe the “poisoning” of feral dogs is not an accident.


15 posted on 12/31/2013 4:19:47 AM PST by CPONav
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I had a dog back in the 60’s - 70’s that loved to eat pot. As we smoked the dubbie he’d sit and beg for the roach. Dog was such a bogart, one time he found my sister’s lid under the bed and ate it all. Oh yea, he got off.


16 posted on 12/31/2013 4:22:38 AM PST by Java4Jay (The evils of government are directly proportional to the tolerance of the people.)
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To: Java4Jay; Cincinatus' Wife
Dog was such a bogart, one time he found my sister’s lid under the bed and ate it all.

I liked to smoke that stuff when I was younger. I left a baggie where our cocker spaniel could get it and when I came home, she was sick as a "dog", after consuming it all. She just laid around nodding.

She puked a big loaf of the green stuff. My friend took some time to pick through it! I hate to admit it, but I smoked it, too!


17 posted on 12/31/2013 4:28:43 AM PST by WVKayaker ("Today, doesn't it seem like we have a Corrupt Bastards Club in D.C.? On steroids?" -Sarah Palin)
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To: RichInOC

Our late, greatly missed Golden Retriever, Prior Lake Jake, loved his beer.
A can and a half was his limit. Then, a big snooze.


18 posted on 12/31/2013 4:42:19 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Come to think of it, I don’t recall Cheech and Chong ever having a dog.


Don’t you remember the “This pot tastes like s**t/My poodle ate my stash” exchange? It was on their 1st or 2nd album.

“I followed that dog around for days!”


19 posted on 12/31/2013 4:44:34 AM PST by Peet (Oderint dum metuant)
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To: WVKayaker

“No man... it’s mostly Maui Wowie but it does have some Labrador in it! He ate my stash man... had to follow that dog around with a baggie for three days”.


20 posted on 12/31/2013 4:48:38 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: WVKayaker

Personally, I’m impressed that you and Java remember those days. I have only a vague recollection that I once had hair and that it reached my shoulders (and that I voted for Nixon in ‘72).


21 posted on 12/31/2013 4:56:11 AM PST by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

My collie loves her beer too. I usually let her sip the dregs from a bottle, but I would never give her a full can. The little bit she does get tends to put her down for a bit anyway.

As far as pot, my wife’s dachshund got into her stash a long while back. She said she came home from work and the pup was laying around acting like she was half dead. She rushed her to the vet, and when the vet asked if it was possible that she got into any “plants,” my wife fessed up and said that it was very likely she ate some pot. The whole office had a good chuckle, and when a check of her vitals showed that she was perfectly healthy, they told her to bring the pooch home and let her enjoy the buzz.

Remember that the active ingredient in marijuana, THC, is heat activated. Just eating the plant won’t do much of anything. Making butter with it, however, is probably the most potent use since THC is also fat soluble, you’re basically activating it and injecting it directly into the lipids in the butter. If this dog ate more than a few tablespoons, it doesn’t surprise me that it’s dead. I once put just a little bit of “shake” from a baggie into a tea diffuser with some orange pekoe, and I slept for 14 hours straight.


22 posted on 12/31/2013 4:57:13 AM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: WVKayaker
By God's grace, some of us are stilkl alive ...

Malipayong bag-ong tuig, anaking amigo

23 posted on 12/31/2013 5:04:28 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: rarestia
On cold January mornings, Jake and I would walk out on the ice at Prior Lake, MN., which supported a small city of fishing shacks. I always thought ice fishing was an excuse to drink in the morning, judging from the beer cans and schnapps bottles.
Jake was always a friendly greeter to the fishermen and both of us were offered a cold beer. Jake would lap the beer is slowly poured from a can. Half way through the second can, he'd start burping and “bubbling up” from his nose, which was a signal it was time to go home and take a nap...
24 posted on 12/31/2013 5:05:58 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: onona
100%
25 posted on 12/31/2013 5:11:36 AM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Come to think of it, I don’t recall Cheech and Chong ever having a dog.”

They did. Cheech got the munchies.


26 posted on 12/31/2013 5:13:29 AM PST by Slambat
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To: Peet

“Dave’s not here, man.”


27 posted on 12/31/2013 5:21:23 AM PST by moovova
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To: cicero2k

“Dogs as with humans will eat copious quantities until sickness. My golden retreiver was proof.”

My golden is a canine garbage disposal.


28 posted on 12/31/2013 5:59:31 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz ("The GOP fights its own base with far more vigor than it employs in fighting the Dims.")
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Where’s the ASPCA? Thanks Cincinatus’ Wife.


29 posted on 12/31/2013 6:01:49 AM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: moovova

Ohhh maan .. y’should’a took the reds.


30 posted on 12/31/2013 6:24:19 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: moovova

Ohhh maan .. y’should’a took the reds.


31 posted on 12/31/2013 6:25:28 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Come to think of it, I don’t recall Cheech and Chong ever having a dog.”

They did. He ate their stash. They had to follow him around for three days to get it all back.
Chong: “What kind of weed is this?”
Cheech: “Labrador.”
Chong (gagging): “Not bad, man!”


32 posted on 12/31/2013 6:44:40 AM PST by bk1000 (A clear conscience is a sure sign of a poor memory)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I suspect that the biggest problems come from cancer patients. Even two decades ago, oncology offices really tap danced around that patients should smoke a lot of marijuana (”the ‘m’ herb”) to help them eat, as good nutrition could extend their lives by months, perhaps long enough for the chemotherapy to work.

They couldn’t say it directly, of course. However, as soon as patients found out they would stop vomiting and could eat, many smoke a lot, so had a large supply on hand.


33 posted on 12/31/2013 7:17:44 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Last Obamacare Promise: "If You Like Your Eternal Soul, You Can Keep It.")
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To: manc
not just dogs but CO has seen a big increase with kids having to be hospitalized because they too are getting high now.

Never heard that. What's your source?

34 posted on 01/01/2014 5:13:58 AM PST by Ken H (What happens on the internet, stays on the internet.)
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To: Ken H

a simple search for 30 seconds would have given you this info.
Yes I know it’s not for those who love this new drug law and want to get high but facts are facts and we have consequences

from the medical news .
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/261074.php

from the CO local news
http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/local-news/denver-area-emergency-room-doctors-report-outbreak-of-illness-from-spice-black-mamba


35 posted on 01/02/2014 6:48:20 AM PST by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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