When should you induce vomiting in your dog?? Before we even get there it’s very important that no matter what illness that your dog suffers, you approach a qualified veterinarian first for advice. However, we do all agree that emergency situations can arise with our dogs mostly because we have not applied the best dog training techniques especially dog obedience training. So, your dog would go on a consumption spree, devouring and swallowing everything in sight. If your dog swallows anything that could be dangerous to its health, then you would need to induce vomiting as first aid within two to three hours of the incident.
Note: Not all things swallowed by your dog require the induction of vomiting safe only those that presents immediate health dangers. It is not safe to induce vomiting when any sharp or caustic toxins like chicken bones or batteries are involved. Bones would usually take care of themselves and in most cases wouldn’t require surgery. The chemical reaction with the inductive agent that would occur when a battery is involved can kill your dog immediately so this requires immediate vet attention.
Don’t induce vomiting if your dog consumed any of the following:
- Toilet cleaner
Petroleum based substances
- Some insecticides
- Diesel fuel
- Crude oil
All Sharp and solid objects
Induce vomiting if your dog consumes the following:
- Rat poison
- Soft toys
- Anti-freeze leaking from cars
- Anything that is capable of blocking the intestines of your
There are two methods to doing this, one conventional and the other unconventional.
Conventional: Give the dog a small amount (generally just a teaspoonful and no more) of hydrogen peroxide. The amount however should be based on the size of your pet and you should consult a veterinarian first if possible. If it’s a puppy, you should give it just a half of that amount. Watch it vomit in seconds.
Unconventional: We call this unconventional because it’s not necessarily recommended by Veterinarians. However, emergency situations can arise where you can’t have immediate access to hydrogen peroxide. It should be used only on rare occasions when it is the only solution available. What are we talking about? Salt!! Have someone offer you help and apply 1 to 2 teaspoonfuls to the farthest end of the dog’s tongue.
After applying these methods, send the dog immediately to the vet.
- White foam vomit is an indication that your dog has ingested toxins or poisons.
- Yellow vomit implies inflammation caused by bile back-up
- Red indicates blood and requires an immediate veterinary attention
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