‘Dogs love marijuana’ says non-local vet

For decades I have lived under the assumption that Scooby-Doo served merely as a warning to pets everywhere.

What 134 tons of marijuana looks like. (AP Photo)

What 134 tons of marijuana looks like. (AP Photo)

Turns out, the beloved lover of potentially illicit Scooby Snacks is rather typical of his species.

Dogs love marijuana, says non-local vet Jennifer Schoedler. “I’ve seen them eat the buds, plants, joints and marijuana in food.”

Schoedler made the surprise announcement in a Durango (Colorado) Herald article entitled “Vets see more dogs snarfing humans’ medical pot.”

Durango vets say easier-to-come-by weed is “poisoning” man’s best friend.

“We used to see maybe one case a year,” said veterinarian Stacee Santi. “Now we’re seeing a couple a month.”

Marijuana, like chocolate and coffee, is bad for dogs, said Schoedler, and “stoned” pets may require hospitalization.

In Georgia, of course, we won’t have to worry about our pets “snarfing” our plant-based meds and getting sick — marijuana, in all its myriad forms, is illegal here. We also don’t have to worry about the government planting microchips in our brains. Our Legislature, which will soon convene again, is taking care of us.

59 comments Add your comment

333maxwell

December 28th, 2011
3:01 pm

Was the ‘non local vet; part of the headline and story really that essential to make it such a redundancy as if we didn’t ‘get it; the first few times?

Is there something about the ‘local’ vets we should know about?

dood

December 28th, 2011
4:04 pm

Woof, dude. I sure am hungry

Smoker21

December 28th, 2011
4:18 pm

I think that is a risk worth taking in order to get medical marijuana in Georgia. It is legal in 15 states as well as DC so that means that the law makers get to enjoy it while the rest of us can’t. I would much rather keep my smoke on a higher shelf and be able to go to a safe store then deal with drug dealers always trying to push other drugs. It is a gateway lifestyle not a gateway drug.

Roekest

December 28th, 2011
4:33 pm

I agree with Smoker21.

And who would be stupid enough to store the good buds (or ANY buds) where Rover can gank it? In the words of The Traveling Wilburys, “Store it in a cool, dry place”

Wreck

December 28th, 2011
5:16 pm

Enter your comments here

Atlanta Native

December 28th, 2011
5:18 pm

ATTN AJC WEBSITE EDITORS: You have permission to edit a poorly written AP story; and also delete accompanying photos that are not pertinent to the story. What does a photo of 134 tons of marijuana have to do with the story on dogs eating the weed? And, the opening two sentences are senseless (even if you DO know that “Scooby Do” is a cartoon dog):
“For decades I have lived under the assumption that Scooby-Doo served merely as a warning to pets everywhere. Turns out, the beloved lover of potentially illicit Scooby Snacks is rather typical of his species.”
HUH? Furthermore, the writer and/or editor mixed in the first person “I” in apppropriately. This is a third person news item, not narrative non-fiction. Perhaps the editor or writer of this drivel was high on pot at the time. If you need a NON-high experienced copy editor / journalist, email me, okay?

George Mathis

December 28th, 2011
5:19 pm

Atlanta Native: This is a humor blog, not a traditional news story. Thanks for reading.

me

December 28th, 2011
5:21 pm

What do you think are in those Scooby snacks that Scooby doo loved?

Atlanta Native

December 28th, 2011
5:22 pm

Thanks for clarifying, George. Guess I forgot to laugh. Just when I was thinking humor and literacy were mutually exclusive…

Old Geezer

December 28th, 2011
5:41 pm

I can’t afford to get caught buying “weed” for my hound, when I need him to calm downn a beer and half a valium has pretty much what I imagine to be the same effect without the hunger after effects.

Casual Observer

December 28th, 2011
5:43 pm

Apparently some bloggers need to partake in said Scooby snacks in order to discern humor/satire from serious journalism.

Tim

December 28th, 2011
6:11 pm

This article shows the poor quality of the AJC and this writer, third ranked newspaper at best.

Old Geezer

December 28th, 2011
6:16 pm

they pay this guy to write this crap, somehow this really pisses on the ankles of people who aren’t interesting enough to write a blog.

Sargon

December 28th, 2011
6:17 pm

@ Atlanta Native – once again, after using it for several years, glad I changed my name.

Jarrell's Juke Joint

December 28th, 2011
6:23 pm

Atlanta Native – and further more if a dog starting munching on 134 ton pile of mary jane I think I would laugh… so there. Like bow wow man.

MeaneyMouse

December 28th, 2011
6:23 pm

I LIKE MaryJane to /(*. .*)\

Jarrell's Juke Joint

December 28th, 2011
6:32 pm

dats right… uhhuh. Heres to ganga eating dogs.

Hetch Hetchy

December 28th, 2011
6:41 pm

The irrelevant transition mocking the state legislature with a reference to “planting microchips in our brains” is at best uncomfortable.

This maybe be the worst written article of the year.

DHD

December 28th, 2011
7:01 pm

I heard that Dawgs loved it.

Lincoln Bates

December 28th, 2011
7:04 pm

My ex-brother in-law smoked weed daily and puffed the smoke at the cat. The cat got high and would run around the apartment eventually running into the walls. Then the cat would hump a chair leg, eat dinner and fall asleep. Drug inspired trip!!!!!!!!!!!

David Mold

December 28th, 2011
7:06 pm

If this was humor, it would be funny,

j walker

December 28th, 2011
9:01 pm

terrible article which i believe to be false. i’ve had 2 dogs in my life and they got stoned when i puffed-16 and 19 yrs are above avg life span.

disgusted

December 28th, 2011
9:03 pm

Totally agree with j walker! same effect it has on us! just more BS from our liberal media!

disgusted

December 28th, 2011
9:04 pm

thanks to the AJC for sensoring my comment before my 9:03 comment.

Jarrell's Juke Joint

December 28th, 2011
9:29 pm

scooby dooby doo

Shorty

December 28th, 2011
9:37 pm

Hey disgusted, the “liberal” media is out to get you! FYI, if you want to look like a paranoid lunatic with no ability to formulate a cogent thought or position, just say “liberal media” and you’re golden. You can’t fix stupid!

swampem

December 28th, 2011
9:38 pm

I the danger to dogs is in digesting the herb not the smoke so much.

dawgburt

December 28th, 2011
9:55 pm

George, this is a humor blog??? If so, you swung and missed badly. Better luck next time.

Kevin

December 28th, 2011
10:01 pm

God, there are some real a$$holes on this blog.

You guys need to lighten up and take a laxative.

Old Geezer

December 28th, 2011
10:29 pm

I can attest to the need for more laxatives.

Big "C" survivor

December 28th, 2011
10:34 pm

I will say that if you have ever needed this for true medical purposes or had a family member that needed this you would be for it 100%. I was in a battle for my life and was prescribed the pill form of this drug which is legal in GA and while it made a difference the real thing helped tremendously. I truly do not think I would be here today without it. When you vomit non stop,want to eat nothing for a week at a time. and every bone in your body feels like a tractor trailer just ran over you, you will take relief in whatever form you can get it. I am a devout christian who is also a realist. Leagalize it, regulate it, tax it, and let countless cancer and other patients get much needed releif that we,they so badly deserve. I used to think this argument was silly but now I am on board. If you say “this is just a bunc of druggies wanting it legal” and hide behing your bible, then get on your knees and pray to whatever God you worship and pray that you never have to go through what myself or so many are going through.

what a bunch of uptight priks

December 28th, 2011
11:02 pm

roll up a fatty and chillll people

TheAntiMe

December 28th, 2011
11:12 pm

I guess since it’s now been proven that the government has been lying all these years about pot not having beneficial effects on the health of humans lets make a big propaganda story to say that dogs are being wiped out by it. I would like to know just how many dogs have died this year or in past years from eating pot. This story conveniently leaves that fact out.

This story’s headline should be changed to: Canine Reefer Madness
I wonder if pot also turns dogs into prostitutes and bank robbers like the original Reefer Madness falsely claimed?

My Two Cents

December 28th, 2011
11:25 pm

I did not find the humor in this article either. Big “C” Survivor, I am glad you were able to find relief from some of your pain and suffering. Medical usage needs to be allowed unconditionally.

Vince Doodly

December 28th, 2011
11:45 pm

I thought for sure this was talking about UGA running backs.

DW

December 29th, 2011
8:44 am

GOOD ONE VINCE!

Blkshepherd

December 29th, 2011
9:23 am

No REAL Pot head is going to share their weed with their pet. Aint gonna happen. Not a True Pot head.

Blkshepherd

December 29th, 2011
9:25 am

I cant imagine how upset I would be if my dog got to my stash. That could break up a serious relationship and causing said dog to be BANNED from inside of my house Permanently.

connie

December 29th, 2011
10:03 am

Well there is medical marijuana for pets now. It’s the pain marijuana patch.

connie

December 29th, 2011
10:04 am

your mama

December 29th, 2011
10:06 am

blowing pot smoke at your animals can be dangerous. they are smaller in mass and weight, and marijuana increases the heart rate – possibly to fatal levels – in animals. their systems are far more delicate than ours. don’t blow any smoke at your pets, OR your children. Why would you want to jeopardize their well-being? Not really funny
But yea George, the article is poorly written, the opening reads like a stage-coach ride out of control at full speed. And the ending reads like the same stage coach ride that has crashed and dumped it’s passengers. I didn’t find it humorous. And the hidden issue here could be if a pet can get access to pot, then too so can a child

crackbaby

December 29th, 2011
10:37 am

Funny article. I know some chihuahuas and jack russells that could use a little chill action. LOL.

Stoned pets require hospitalization? Cmon, Man! Puhleeze. More like Vets require excessively expensive procedures for symptoms that will self-resolve.

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December 29th, 2011
10:59 am

My dog got a half a joint once. She puked it up and was fine.

brk

December 29th, 2011
11:09 am

my sister & I both had poodles that liked weed did not let them eat it if dropped when rolling they scarfed it up

Isaiah Crowell

December 29th, 2011
11:10 am

Yo! What up boyz?! Who’s holdin’?

Buckwheat

December 29th, 2011
11:38 am

My dog has been selling weed for three years and does not like the taste of it ,he is in it for the money

Buckwheat

December 29th, 2011
11:47 am

My dog has been selling buds for a long time he does not lke the taste , he is in it for the money . He wants to remain under the radar I cant give his name .

AshATL

December 29th, 2011
11:48 am

Thanks for the responsible headline, AJC. I can’t wait to hear about all the idiots who will be trying to get their dogs high. I hope they can’t read.

Doin Time

December 29th, 2011
12:03 pm

My Dog was busted in a undercover sting he ate the pot and was charged with destroying evidence but didnt go to hospital , he is now pullinq 3 to 5 in solitary

Sunshadow

December 29th, 2011
12:48 pm

TO ATLANTA NATIVE:

Just whose weed did you think the dog was eating? Explains a lot, huh?