There are a number of reasons why you might want to make a dog vomit.
It could be because the animal ate something it shouldn’t have, or because they need medication, or if they swallowed a foreign object and you’re concerned about its safety. In any case, there are several methods that can get the job done. With some patience and careful timing, your pet will soon be feeling better again. Below is an overview of what needs to be done for each method in order to successfully induce vomiting from your canine companion. The first step with all these techniques is to assess whether your dog’s stomach contents pose any risk before proceeding; in particular, check for bones which may damage their digestive tract upon vomiting. If this appears not to be an issue, the next step is to pick which method you want to go with.
One of the easiest ways to get your dog to vomit is by way of hydrogen peroxide. Simply mix three teaspoons of 3% Hydrogen Peroxide in one teaspoon of syrup or honey and feed it to your dog. You typically will get results within fifteen minutes after ingestion. The dog should begin vomiting shortly thereafter, so have a bucket ready for him/her just in case! This method does not ensure that they’ll actually cough up anything harmful they ate; in these cases, consider using another technique (listed further down). Make sure you do not induce vomiting in diabetic dogs or any other pets that are showing symptoms that could be worsened through vomiting.
If your dog has already vomited but you want to make sure that he expels everything he consumed, consider using Syrup of Ipecac. This is sold over-the-counter in most pharmacies and grocery stores as an emetic , something which induces vomiting. You can follow the dosing instructions on the bottle or three teaspoons should suffice for this amount of dogs. Some pet owners say that it works faster than hydrogen peroxide, so keep a close eye on your pet just in case it speeds up the process too much! Just like with Hydrogen Peroxide , this method may not actually expel any harmful contents, so be aware of what they ate beforehand to assess risk. If there are no signs that could be worsened by vomiting and you want to be 100% sure nothing harmful gets expelled, opt for a third technique (listed further down). You can also administer this method along with Hydrogen Peroxide if necessary.
Your last option is to use an emetic such as ipecac or apomorphine. The latter will cause your dog’s stomach contents to eject at full strength, but it’s stronger and works much faster than the former which only induces mild vomiting. Unlike the other two methods above, Ipecac has been proven effective in getting dogs to expel whatever they have eaten by way of injection . This makes it a great “nuclear option” since there should be no remaining traces of whatever your canine consumed after it takes effect. That being said, you should only use apomorphine when absolutely necessary and make sure that your vet is on standby to assist you if things go awry.