May 20, 2016 - 11:30 AM
KAMLOOPS - What may sound like the premise for a drug culture comedy is no laughing matter for Barb Alonzo.
The resident of Kamloops says she and her family were camping recently at nearby Roche Lake when she noticed Boone, the family's Weimaraner, acting strangely.
The large, short-haired dog was lethargic and seemed to be disoriented.
Kamloops veterinarian Bruce Maricle says the dog had likely eaten marijuana butts left by previous campers.
Boone could barely stand and, after several hours, began to shake violently but Alonzo says he was back to normal within a few days.
Maricle notes cases of marijuana toxicity can be fatal to small dogs.
He says unlike cigarette butts, which are mostly ignored by dogs, man's best friend seems to like pot because cases of poisoned pets are climbing.
News from © The Canadian Press , 2016