Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Oh, No my dog swallowed....emergency care

How to Make a Dog Vomit Using Hydrogen Peroxide


We all know dogs love to put things in their mouths, to chew, to eat. Unfortunately, many items they eat out of curiosity can hurt them and, in some cases, cause death. Use these steps to make a dog vomit using hydrogen peroxide.

Things You'll Need
• Hydrogen peroxide
• Sterile syringe
• Teaspoon
• Paper towels

1. Call your veterinarian immediately once you've determined your dog has eaten something dangerous. Call a veterinarian emergency clinic if your vet is not available. Take their professional advice first before you make a dog vomit using hydrogen peroxide.

2. Secure your dog OUTSIDE area,. Vomiting can start fast and outside is easiest to clean up. If possible ask someone to help you with restraint to make a dog vomit using hydrogen peroxide since the job isn't as easy for one person.

3. Give a small dog about 1 capful of hydrogen peroxide. Use the cap of a regular sized bottle of hydrogen peroxide--about a teaspoon full. Administer more--around 2-4 tablespoons--to a larger dog. OR fill a syringe so that you can use it to inject the liquid down into your dog's throat.

4. Wait patiently and quietly until your dog vomits. Know that it occurs soon after you give it hydrogen peroxide, but it can take up to five minutes. Look for foreign objects in the vomit and make sure your dog has expelled ALL of the dangerous items it swallowed. Repeat the procedure if nothing substantial comes up. Realize there may be nothing obvious to see if you are trying to help your dog eliminate a poison.

Tips & Warnings

• Call your vet and do not make a dog vomit using hydrogen peroxide if it has eaten something sharp or extra large (glass or whole tennis ball) since it will be worse for your dog to vomit these items up.

• Take your dog to your vet or an emergency pet hospital if they seem non-responsive, disoriented, confused or unconscious before doing anything else.

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