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Happy ending for dog that ingested dangerous amount of cannabis, SPCA says

This puppy who was at the time named Bear received life-saving medical treatment and it took him several days to recover from the toxic levels of cannabis that had gone through his system, the SPCA wrote in a news release issued today, Dec. 29.
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December 29, 2019 - 2:00 PM

When an 11-week-old husky puppy was surrendered to the Vancouver SPCA in July,  staff members noticed he was not acting like a normal energetic puppy.

“We rushed (the dog) to the vet and by the time we arrived, he was unconscious. A toxicity test revealed that Bear had high levels of THC in his little body,”  SPCA Vancouver branch manager Jodi Dunlop said in a press release at the time.

“With recreational marijuana now legal in Canada, I think pet guardians need to be extremely careful.”

This puppy who was at the time named Bear received life-saving medical treatment and it took him several days to recover from the toxic levels of cannabis that had gone through his system, the SPCA wrote in a news release issued today, Dec. 29.

Once he had recuperated, it didn’t take long for him to find a new home.
 
Bear, now called Banjo, is thriving under the care of his new guardians.
 
"He’s growing quickly and his new family says he loves learning new commands and tricks. His new family says he is the smartest dog ever," the SPCA said.
 
He can sit before crossing the road, fetch, lie down and is almost completely house-trained.

Banjo also loves the outdoors and swimming in the ocean. This little puppy got the chance to grow up thanks to the quick-thinking SPCA staff, who ensured he got the emergency medical care he needed.


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