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Making your Dog Vomit

Josie F. Turner
By Josie F. Turner, Journalist specialized in Animal Welfare. Updated: May 3, 2018
Making your Dog Vomit

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Dogs are notorious for eating mostly anything, whether it is food, toilet paper or even another dog's poo. It must be a cause for concern if your dog has eaten something toxic that can cause its death.

Faced with a serious situation such as a life or death emergency, you should first provide first aid by trying to make your dog vomit, then goto see a specialist as soon as possible. However, never try to make your dog vomit if it has ingested something sharp, as this could worsen the situation.

Keep reading this AnimalWised article to learn first aid tips on how to make your dog vomit.

You may also be interested in: How to Make a Cat Vomit

When to make your dog vomit

You should make your dog vomit if it has recently ingested some type of toxic or harmful substance; however, don't try it if it has been more than two hours from the ingestion.

This article is intended for those who cannot go immediately to a hospital. If this is not your case, please do not try it; go to the veterinary instead. Only a specialist should perform the task of making a dog vomit.

If you are not sure what your dog has ingested, don't make it vomit. This is because there are corrosive chemicals such as bleach or oil that can burn the dog's esophagus or other vital organs in their digestive system. Likewise, you should never try to make your dog vomit if it has swallowed a sharp object, as you will only cause further damage.

Making your Dog Vomit - When to make your dog vomit

Induce vomiting with hydrogen peroxide

Hydrogen peroxide is undoubtedly the best choice to make a dog vomit. To do this, you need as many milliliters as the weight of the dog.

For example, if your dog weighs 30 kilograms (66 pounds), you need to give it 30 milliliters of hydrogen peroxide. If your dog weighs 10 kilograms (22 pounds) you need 10 milliliters.

How to make your dog vomit step by step:

  1. Take a small bowl and mix the same amount of hydrogen peroxide that you need with water. For example, 10 ml of water and 10 ml of hydrogen peroxide.
  2. Use a syringe (without the tip) and draw up the mixture.
  3. Expel it into your dog's mouth, the deeper the better.
  4. Wait 15 minutes while making your dog stay active by walking, moving etc.
  5. If after 15 minutes your dog has not vomited, you can give it another dose.
  6. Go to the vet as soon as possible to ensure that your dog is fine.
Making your Dog Vomit - Induce vomiting with hydrogen peroxide

This article is purely informative. AnimalWised does not have the authority to prescribe any veterinary treatment or create a diagnosis. We invite you to take your pet to the veterinarian if they are suffering from any condition or pain.

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