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Puppy ate a marijuana roach

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Puppy ate a marijuana roach
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 4 months ago.

Vickie, Maggie is likely to vomit and become quite sedate and/or ataxic ("drunken sailor") but it's very difficult to seriously intoxicate a dog with THC. The minimal lethal dose of THC is greater than 1.5 grams/lb of body weight. Keep her warm and in a quiet and dimly lit room and check on her every hour throughout the night. Her gums should remain nicely pink, her capillary refill time (press her gums to blanch them and watch the blood return to where you pressed on the gums) less than 2 seconds, and her respiratory rate should exceed 8 breaths/minute. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 4 months ago.

I'm just following up on our conversation about Maggie. How is everything going?

Dr. Michael Salkin

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