‘Stoned’ Dogs in Washington… Mr. President, Can You Address This Please?

Stoned doggie*Heavens-to-Betsy! (Who came up with that dumb phrase and why did I think to use it?)

I hope you won’t judge me too harshly 🙂

But of all the problems in the world to have. Dog owners in Washington state are now faced with the dilemma of where to hide their weed stash so Pup-pup won’t find it.

Clinics in Washington blame the legalization of marijuana, otherwise known as “medicinal” for the growing problem that has them treating as many as 30 cases of canine THC overdoses per month.

”[You could] smell from her breath that it smelled like marijuana,” Dr. Ruby Donnaway at the Affordable Animal Emergency Clinic in Auburn told news station KHOU of a recent case. “There are weeks where we’re pretty much seeing it every single night.”

What to do? What to do?

According to a five-year study done in Colorado, the problem quadrupled after the legalization of herb in 2000, and that’s just from the cases that have been reported (not everyone is sharing!)

Dog lovers and those who love us, this is a problem. If this is your prescribed meds – keep your stash in a place Pup-pup can’t get to. It wasn’t created for him/her…even if he does feel better after taking it!!!

Vets warm that toxicity can cause seizures, a coma or worse: a dose of about 3 grams per kilogram of the animal’s weight is lethal.

Thanks to Salon.com for excerpts of this article.

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