Hes swaying back and forth and leaking a little pee, yeah hes seems tired, he keeps swaying and stumbling, Poe and hes

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Customer: hes swaying back and forth and leaking a little pee
JA: I'll do all I can to help. When did you first notice this change in the dog's urine? Does he seem more tired than usual?
Customer: yeah hes seems tired, he keeps swaying and stumbling
JA: And what's the dog's name and age?
Customer: Poe and hes like 16 months
JA: Is there anything else the Vet should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: not that i can think of
Answered by Dr Porter in 27 mins 1 year ago
Dr Porter
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I see that Poe (cute name) is wobbly and dribbling urine which is concerning but hopefully not serious!

  • Could Poe have eaten some marijuana or picked up a THC edible somewhere?
thats possable but i always keep that stuff way out of his reach

Dogs that are wobbly and dribbling urine-that is the first thing we think of. Other things they can ingest include valium or other muscle relaxants, depressants. artificial sweetener (xylitol)...

Could something have fallen on the floor that he might have found?

Are his eyes glazed and pupils dilated?

i dont think his eyes are glazed his pupils might be a little dilated
its possable some of my friends wernt careful or my neighbor might have thrown something over the fence, hes not a nice guy

OK. If there is nothing else that he could have eaten then there must have been some THC dropped that he found. Is there anything else (medication or other) that he could have gotten?

the only medication around the house is iprophen

I am not terribly worried about the THC as he will simply need to sleep it off, but if you think he got something else or someone gave him something else then I would take him to the vet.

Let me put together what to watch for and how to take care of him assuming it is THC.

Thank you for the information which was helpful. Please give me about 10 minutes or so to put together your ANSWER, and try to be available at the end so I can promptly address any additional questions you may have.

thank you! im just overly worried lol i heard he would need a lot to get really sick. id feel way better knowing what to look for
hes still responsive, hes still looking at us but he seems tired and wobbly. i can get him to play a little in bursts

Clinical signs often begin within 1-2 hours of ingestion and can last up to 24 hours.

  • Loss of balance
  • Drooling, vomiting
  • Glazed eyes with dilated pupils
  • Hypothermia/trembling-cold
  • Depression
  • Dribbling Urine

Home Care: Place him in a quiet dark room on the floor on his bed. Protect from stairs or hurting himself.

Make sure he does not aspirate if he vomits.

Monitor-every 2-3 hours until normal

  • Rectal Temperature should be 99.5-102.5 (warm as needed)
  • Heart Rate should be 60-180 bpm
  • Respiratory Rate 10-30 bpm

Make sure his gums are nice and pink....I would get him to rest and not worry about making him play.

Just in case...

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they still look pink


Please let me know of any questions you might have, hope you found this helpful/informative, and that Poe has an uneventful night and great recovery!

Other things that can cause similar signs include antifreeze, PCP, LSD, mushrooms....

i did! you made me feel way better, oh i dont allow any of that in my house

Just always worried they pick up somewhere outside...

He should do fine!

If you have any additional concerns, or need me to clarify anything, please let me know as I am happy to help. You can access this page and use the reply box if you need additional assistance even after accepting the answer.

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yeah im worried about my neighbor, our dogs dont get along, he partys alont and hes not a nice guy

Well, hopefully he did not give him anything dangerous! Keep a close eye on him...if you notice anything other than what I described then please take him to the vet asap!

ok i will! hes crate trained, should i put him in his crate or should he be fine on the couch?

Lay him on the floor so he does not roll off and you can easily monitor his vitals!

Hi, this is Dr. Porter with JustAnswer just checking in to see how things are going with your pet.  Do you need any further assistance with this recent issue?

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