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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
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My 27lb Beagle ate two pot last night. I didn't find out

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My 27lb Beagle ate two pot brownies last night. I didn't find out until this morning. The person whose brownie it was said he tried to induce vomiting with peroxide but after 45m and 3 doses he thought he should stop. They fed him some grass but he didn't throw up. Is there anything that can be done for him now, 12+ hours after? Looking online and from what I was told, he didn't ingest more than a gram at the most, probably less.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Expert will know if the Beagle will be able to digest that. What is the Beagle's name and age?
Customer: George, 10 years
JA: What is the Beagle's name?
Customer: George
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about George?
Customer: He will eat anything...and tries. He's gotten into chocolate before several years ago and seemed to have no reaction.
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 months ago.

How is George currently acting? In most cases these dogs normalize within 24 hours although badly intoxicated dogs can remain symptomatic for up to 4 days.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Very lethargic, he's having trouble walking like his limbs are numb
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 months ago.

That's consistent with THC intoxication. Has he eaten or drank anything?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Last night he had a little vanilla ice cream to help him eat some grass. This morning he's had a jerky dog treat.
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 months ago.

That's a very positive history. In general, it's difficult to seriously intoxicate a dog with THC. It's too late to induce emesis or dose with activated charcoal. Your two options are to have him hospitalized on IV fluids as supportive care or simply be patient and allow him to detoxicate himself which would be my recommendation. Place his food and water near him so he need not stumble to his food/water dishes. Please continue our conversation if you wish.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Thank you! That's what I needed to know. I had no idea if I needed to bring him in or even how serious it is.
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 months ago.

You're quite welcome. I can't set a follow-up in this venue so please return to our conversation - even after rating - with an update at your convenience. You can bookmark this page for ease of return.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Will do, thanks again
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 months ago.

It's my pleasure.

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 months ago.

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

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