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Black Lab Ingests Meth, “Wagged Tail 1,000 Miles Per Hour”

A two-year-old black lab in Wyoming caught a lucky break.

A black lab named “Tator” ingested a bag of methamphetamine over the weekend while he was with his owner at Gillette Park in Wyoming.

The owner of the black lab Michael Frith told the press when he was playing fetch his dog got in a bag of meth.

Frith stated, “So I guess when (Tator) was returning the tennis ball, he somehow ingested methamphetamine.”

“His tail was wagging a thousand miles an hour, thumping on the hardwood floor.” added Frith.

Frith ultimately took his dog to the vet, where Tator received IV treatment and was sent back home to recover.

Cowboy State Daily had these detail to report:

A 2-year-old black Labrador retriever was back to his “normal, goofy self” Monday after he got into some methamphetamine at a Gillette park four days prior.
Every day, Michael Frith takes his 2-year-old black Lab Tator to Dalbey Memorial Park and walks around the lake for a mile, Michael’s wife Dolores told Cowboy State Daily on Monday.

Michael likes to throw a tennis ball for the dog during their walk.

“So I guess when (Tator) was returning the tennis ball he somehow ingested methamphetamine,” said Dolores, adding that no one is sure whether the dog ate or snorted the meth, or how much he consumed.

About 40 minutes later, man and dog arrived back home — but the dog was not right.

“His tail was wagging a thousand miles an hour, thumping on the hardwood floor,” said Dolores. Usually Tator crashes on the couch after a visit to the park, but she said this day “he couldn’t lie down; he was just excited. He was kind of staring off into space.”

He was agitated, restless, happy and bobbing his head back and forth, Dolores recalled. And his symptoms kept getting worse….

By Friday morning Tator was still lethargic from being sedated, but he’d had an IV flush and he’d had both food and drink. The hospital released him.


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