Per Ann’s question, here is the deal on hydrogen peroxide. First make sure you use 3%!!
The appropriate dose of hydrogen peroxide is one teaspoon per 10 pounds of body weight. If you have an oral syringe, one teaspoon equals 5 cc or 5 ml. Once given, walk your dog around or gently shake the stomach area to mix the peroxide with the stomach contents. Vomiting should occur within 15 to 20 minutes. If no vomiting occurs, you can safely repeat the three percent hydrogen peroxide once. If it is still not effective, your dog may need to be seen by a veterinarian for stronger vomiting meds.
Once the hydrogen peroxide is given, it is important to watch your pet so that he does not re-ingest the substance. If there is concern about toxicity, collect and take a sample of the vomitus to your veterinarian.
I personally keep a small bottle on hand at all times! And I use a children’s ear irrigator (or whatever you call those bulbs you can get in the baby aisle at CVS) to administer it. Ike once ate some prescription medicine and scared the daylights out of me. I have his dosage written on my peroxide bottle (2 TSP) with permanent marker so that I do not need to scurry on the web should he eat something terrible.
Some other useful information (and again, I mark the dosage for my dog in permanent marker on the container or packaging):
Dogs can be given baby aspirin. The dosage is 5 or 10mg/lb. of body weight twice a day.
Dogs can be given Pepto Bismol if they have an upset stomach (again I use the ear irrigator) ½ TSP for every 10 pounds.
They can also be given Peptic AC – but you might want to ask your vet what the ratio would be for their weight. When I had Ike tested for allergies he had to go on an elimination diet. He started suffering from acid reflux because he was going too long between meals and snacks. He would wake me up in the middle of the night sounding like he was puking! Scary stuff.
I have a small bin that contains the above items, as well as a syringe, Pad Heal, vet wrap, and some other animal first aid items like styptic. Additional recommendations are welcome.....
If you haven’t already got such a bin in your home – I would recommend starting one! Then you can bring it on trips too.
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