Can dogs get high off marijuana?

People love dogs and weed. Any kind of animal or interesting part of nature is generally accepted within the stoner mindset. Stoners love dogs, and dogs seem to like stoners too. The question at hand is… Do dogs get high? Can dogs get high like people?

The answer is maybe. More important than that maybe though, is the fact that dogs can’t understand our intentions or why the “high” would be happening to them. Giving a dog and edible or blowing smoke in its ears (a common myth of canine inhalation technique), is quite possibly equivalent to dropping a tab of acid in the water of an unsuspecting friend. It’s not fair to the dog to get them fucked up without explaining it in dog first. You can’t speak dog, so you can’t explain it. Don’t do it. They do however now have some cbd canine products, although the effectiveness and quality of product can be questionable.

You can find a plethora of bad experiences and anectodal evidence on Quora’s question, Can dogs get high from marijuana?

The Denver Post also has a great article on Pot and Pets: For them, a high is dangerous, so stash that stash

From the Denver Post article:

“It’s a really bad trip for dogs,” veterinarian Paige Lorimer told Steamboat Today of the effects of THC on animals.

If your pet consumes marijuana, they may appear very depressed. They may cry out and have trouble walking. Their eyes may become dilated and red. Their heart rate may slow; they may even become comatose. Or they may become anxious.

It is unnatural for animals to be intoxicated. They’re uncomfortable with it. There is no antidote for marijuana ingestion in pets, nor is there a reliable test for it, which means you must be honest with your vet if you know your pet has ingested pot.

What he or she will try to do is remove the pot from the animal’s gastrointestinal tract via stomach tubes or by giving activated charcoal, a medical compound designed to absorb toxins.

If it’s caught early, your vet can try to make your pet vomit it up — however, since marijuana is a potent anti-nausea medication in and of itself, this is often unsuccessful. IV fluids are usually administered and supportive care is provided for low heart rates and seizures.

Fortunately, most dogs recover from ingesting marijuana, but it may take a few days. THC, the active ingredient, has a fairly high lethal dose in dogs and cats. Only two dogs out of the 125 in the CSU study died, and it was unclear whether the cause was the marijuana or the chocolate in the edibles.”

Justin Meerkat

Cannabis Entrepreneur & Cofounder | Follow @justinmeerkat on Instagram

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