Why do I want to make my dog vomit? You might be thinking. Dogs and babies sometimes share the same curiosity, they taste to tell. It is common for dogs to be diagnosed with accidental poisoning and one of the ideal first aid strategies that you want to try is to induce vomiting.
There are different household items that can play a crucial role in accidental poisoning in dogs. A precautionary step is to dog-proof your house, especially hinder your dog’s access to any household items like grapes, chocolates and cleaning solutions. If your dog still finds his way through and ingests any of these, making him vomit is the first thing that you need to resort to.
There are different strategies to induce vomiting in dogs, some of them can be life-threatening, therefore, it is ideal to be knowledgeable about the right strategy to adopt.
- Hydrogen peroxide induced vomiting is the safest and recommended method used to induce dog vomiting.
- You can buy hydrogen peroxide solution from the local drug stores. It is important that you get a 3% hydrogen peroxide solution and make sure that concentration is not more than that.
- Administer the hydrogen peroxide to your dog, you can resort to the following two strategies to do this:
- Use a syringe to shoot the solution into your dog’s mouth
- Mix the solution in foods like honey or rice.
- In terms of quantity, ensure that you use 1 milliliter of the solution per pound of your pooch’s weight. One teaspoon will contain roughly 5ml of the solution.
- Once you have administered the solution, it is ideal to take your dog out for a walk. Do not tire him out by making him jog or run.
- Your dog should vomit after fifteen minutes of administering the hydrogen peroxide. If he doesn’t vomit, you need to administer another dose of the solution.
- Once your dog has vomited, you need to collect a sample of the vomit to get it tested in your nearest veterinary clinic.
When can you make your dog vomit?
Inducing vomiting in dogs is not a strategy that can be used for anything that your dog ingests. You can resort to this strategy in the scenarios where the dog has ingested the following:
• Plants like azalease and daffodils.
It is recommended not to induce vomiting in dogs using mustard, salt or even by physically inserting a finger into your dog’s mouth.
As a dog parent, you should understand even the vomit type and color can help the veterinarian to diagnose the condition quickly and initiate the treatment. Therefore in addition to collecting a sample to be presented at the veterinary clinic, you need to tell your veterinarian what happened or your assumptions.
It is important to talk to a veterinarian prior to inducing vomiting in your dog. You can call up your local veterinarian or animal poison control center to explain all the symptoms and assumptions prior to inducing vomiting.