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What do you do if your dog eats marijuana

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What do you do if your dog eats marijuana?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 5 years ago.

Marijuana toxicity is very commonly seen in the ER. What we typically see is erratic behavior, incoordination and urinary incontinence. Treatment is typically with GI decontamination (induce vomiting then give activated charcoal) and we put them on IV fluids for 12-24 hours to help excrete it faster. If you can do this, then proceed to an ER for care. If it's not an option and the ingestion was within the last 2 hours, you could give 1 teaspoon of hydrogen peroxide per 5 lbs body weight orally to induce vomiting. You can then monitor for toxic signs overnight and basically ride them out at home. I have treated many different ways from aggressive to nothing and I have yet to see a dog die from it. It's quite safe even though the signs do look bad.

I hope this helps, let me know if you have any other questions.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
What are toxic signs to look for?
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 5 years ago.
Incoordination, erratic behavior, urinary incontinence, muscle tremors, falling, stumbling.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
He is sleeping right now is that a good sign that he is relaxing?
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 5 years ago.
Yes, I'd let him sleep.
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