How to induce vomiting in the dog in case of poisoning?


Dogs are animals that can become very greedy. This gluttony can sometimes cause them problems, since they can swallow things that are either not in good condition, or that are not suitable for canine consumption. For this reason, it is convenient to know how to make the dog vomit, so that in this way we can prevent the dog from having health problems.

Follow these tips to get your partner to expel what can do him wrong.

First of all, it is important that you know that in certain situations that we will now see, the most advisable thing is to take it to the veterinarian so that it is he who is responsible for inducing vomiting.

When you don't have to make the dog vomit

As we know, sometimes our dogs give us the occasional scare, so it is convenient that we avoid leaving within reach any sharp object, corrosive product or medication, since otherwise it could be swallowed. In the event that we neglect, or if during the walk ends up being brought to the mouth, for example, a large bone, we will not make you vomit.

Nor can we do it if it has been a long time since the incident occurred, or if the animal is weak or unconscious, as your airways may become clogged.

How to make the dog vomit

Making a dog vomit, as long as we are not in one of the situations mentioned above, is easier than it seems. To do this, we will need 3% hydrogen peroxide, a glass, a syringe without the needle and normal water.

Depending on the weight of the animal, we will have to administer a specific dose of hydrogen peroxide. For example, if your dog weighs 5kg, you have to give it 5ml of hydrogen peroxide, and if it weighs 20kg, 20ml. You have to put the exact dose, so the needle will be of great help.

To prepare the remedy, the hydrogen peroxide must be diluted equally and in normal water. After, give it to your dog by mouth and make him walk a little so that the remedy passes as soon as possible to the stomach. If 15 minutes pass and you have not vomited, you can repeat again. Of course, if after this second time you have not managed to do so, take it to the veterinarian.

So surely you can run again soon 🙂.

When you should not induce vomiting

There are situations in which VOMITING should NOT be induced:

  • If the dog has already vomited.
  • If the dog is in a state of stupor, breathing hard, or shows any neurological symptoms.
  • If the dog is unconscious or with seizures.
  • If the dog has ingested an acid, an alkali, household cleaning products or petroleum products.
  • If the dog has swallowed a sharp object that could lodge in the esophagus or pierce the stomach.
  • If the label of the product that the animal has ingested says: “Do not induce vomiting.

How to cause vomiting in a dog

Provoke vomiting in a dog is intended to prevent the absorption of poison.

You can cause vomiting by giving the dog hydrogen peroxide. A 3 percent solution is more effective and is the most common in pharmacies and stores. Give 1 teaspoon (5 ml) for every 5 kg of the dog's body weight. If the dog does not take it with a spoon (very likely) it is better to drink the hydrogen peroxide in a plastic syringe and swallow it carefully.

The time it takes for the dog to vomit after the first dose is 14 minutes with an average duration of 27 minutes (Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. November 1, 2012, Vol. 241, No. 9, Pages 1179-1184 Effectiveness and adverse effects of the use of apomorphine and 3% hydrogen peroxide solution to induce emesis in dogs).

+ We recommend always having at hand a plastic syringe of the correct size to administer orally to your dog.

Repeat this operation every 15 to 20 minutes, up to three times or until the dog vomits. Walking the dog after giving each dose can help stimulate vomiting.

Once the poison has been removed from the dog's stomach, give it activated charcoal to absorb any remaining venom and avoid further intestinal absorption. The most effective and easy to administer oral product is activated carbon. The dose is one tablet of 5 grm for every 5 kg of live weight. If you don't have activated charcoal at home, you can also serve a mixture of milk and egg white. You must mix 60 ml of egg whites and 60 milliliters of milk. That mixture will be enough for a 5 kg dog. For a 50 kg dog, 0.6 liters of milk and 0.6 liters of egg white will be necessary (remember that some supermarkets sell it in tetra-brick as well).

Once at the veterinarian, he will supply the necessary antidote. In addition, with certainty, an intravenous route will be placed to administer serum, corticosteroids and of course the antidote.