Canine’s marijuana consumption results in well being scare | Native Information

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Carl and Betsy Kraushaar want some individuals had left their smoking supplies at house as an alternative of on the seashore since it price them a whole lot in veterinary payments.

The Kraushaars drive to St. Simons 4 occasions or so per week and stroll the seashore with their canine, Dallas, a 7-year-old feminine Vizsla. They at all times depart the seashore earlier than 9:30 a.m. as required by a county ordinance.

After a visit concerning the third week in Could, they have been again house when Betsy Krashaar left to run errands and he went into his workplace to work.

“I got here out about 1 (p.m.) Dallas was in the ground and couldn’t rise up,’’ he mentioned.

He helped her up and she or he walked a number of steps and her bladder emptied on the ground.

She walked a few steps, collapsed and couldn’t rise up.

“I suspected a stroke. I known as Betsy to come back house,’’ he mentioned.

They obtained her to Cheek to Cheek, their vet, the place they took Dallas inside on a litter and labored on her greater than an hour.

“They mentioned this doesn’t look good,’’ he mentioned.

After a battery of exams, her very important indicators have been good, nevertheless, and the conclusion was lastly, “We are able to’t be constructive, however we’re fairly positive she ate marijuana.”

Cheek to Cheek urged that the Kraushaars may take her to an emergency veterinary hospital in Jacksonville the place she could possibly be held and monitored in a single day in case issues turned dangerous.

After repeating lots of the similar exams, the vet in Jacksonville mentioned he was about 99 % positive it was marijuana.

“They mentioned this could be very frequent. They mentioned it was in all probability not a great amount as a result of she was higher in eight hours,’’ Carl Kraushaar mentioned.

Canine just like the odor of marijuana and can eat it immediately, they mentioned.

The Kraushaars have been out about $900 whole however very relieved as a result of now Dallas is tremendous and again to going continuous on their seashore visits.

They’ve speculated Dallas discovered weed somebody had dropped on the seashore or maybe a small stash hidden within the rocks.

“I used to be afraid once I took her into the vet, I wouldn’t see her once more,’’ he mentioned.