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    We have a 3 year old maltese x ****zu, Hollie, who we took in when an old friend took her own life. We also took in her cat. (he has the same issues as Hollie, as explained below)
    When our friend was still around she told us once that she smoked marijuana (sp?) and would blow it in the dog and cats faces, needless to say I told her that it wasn't good for the animals health and we stopped talking to each other. Now we have had Hollie for 8 months and she simply cannot learn a thing, not even a simple command like sit. It is becoming quite frustrating, we have had her to trainers all of which have asked us if she ever had trauma to the head. She also has strange habits, like licking people and objects over and over even when you push her away and say no she just can't stop and she always jumps on people and also has a very severe attachment to 1 particular toy.
    I was just wondering if anyone else has ever heard of drug damaged dogs and if there is anything you can do to help them???

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    wow thats a difficult question, I would assume the THC in Marijuana would effect a dog's brain the same way a humans does maybe even on a greater scale due to the doses it takes per body weight etc... have you had the dog drug tested???
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    You stopped talking to her before she took her own life yet you have her beloved cat and dog?

    Why do I get the feeling you are not who you claim to be?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Netty View Post
    wow thats a difficult question, I would assume the THC in Marijuana would effect a dog's brain the same way a humans does maybe even on a greater scale due to the doses it takes per body weight etc... have you had the dog drug tested???
    We have had her to our vet who said that the drug would no longer show up in her system.....and that she has never seen a dog or any animal effected like Hollie and Mickey (cat) it's not so bad having a cat like that as he usually keeps to himself, but Hollie is a different matter as she is quite full on. Also forgot to add she has a taste for urea cream and when ever she gets a hold of a tube she will chew it up and eat the cream, don't know if that is caused by the drugs or just a taste she has...lol

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    Some of the side effects for a dog who has marijuana poisoning are:
    paranoia
    disassociation
    hyperactivity
    anxiety
    hypersalivation
    hallucination
    ataxia (lack of coordinated movement)
    dilated pupils
    hypersensitivity to sound (can be very frightening)
    polyphagia (increased appetite or ‘the munchies’)
    muscle tremours or seizures

    but these only show up with being drug effected so...

    I would google dogs and marijuana or dogs and prolonged exposure to marijuana and have a look....
    Last edited by Netty; 02-18-2010 at 08:03 PM. Reason: wasn't happy with what i said
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    Quote Originally Posted by puggerup View Post
    You stopped talking to her before she took her own life yet you have her beloved cat and dog?

    Why do I get the feeling you are not who you claim to be?
    They were not her beloved cat and dog. They were never treated that way. It was her decision to stop talking to us, not ours. I loved her like an aunty I even called her aunty and I took her cat and dog on because her family contacted me after she passed and asked me to take them. Also I had started talking to her 3 weeks before she passed as she called and asked for help.

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    Also forgot to mention that Hollie and Mickey were left in the house with their owner for 2 days after she passed. Could this have also effected them? I have no experience with animals that have lost an owner and have no idea how it would effect them.
    Last edited by dogmad; 02-18-2010 at 08:40 PM. Reason: wasn't happy with what I had written

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    Um, I have no idea about this one. I do know that my deceased ex-husband was a drug addict, and his brain was ****ed! Not a friggin cell left, if you ask me.

    Gotta affect the animals, surely?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    Um, I have no idea about this one. I do know that my deceased ex-husband was a drug addict, and his brain was ****ed! Not a friggin cell left, if you ask me.

    Gotta affect the animals, surely?
    That is why I thought that it was drugs that had effected them because my brother is a drug addict and I see the same kind of symptoms with him.
    I am sure it has effected them I'm just not sure on what I can do about it if anything.

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    Well, if they're like humans, once they're fried, thy're fried IMO.

    Or can brain cells regenerate?

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