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There, My dog accidentally ate chocolate I'm assuming last night around 2a

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Hi there,
My dog accidentally ate weed chocolate I'm assuming last night around 2am. I didn't notice until this morning when I found the wrapper torn up. She is very loopy, however at this point it has been in her system for almost 12 hours.. What should I do? She is about 25 lbs
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 years ago.
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You can continue to "watchful wait". It's nigh impossible to seriously intoxicate dogs with THC. Depending upon the dose ingested, Lady might remain "loopy" for up to 4 days but if she has remained stable for 12 hours, she'll continue to remain stable. Check her gum and tongue color - they should remain nicely pink; check her respiratory rate - it should remain over 10 breaths/minute at rest; and keep her warm because THC ingestion can lower her body temperature.
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