Emergency Dog Health Care : How to Induce Vomiting In Your Dog


Hi I’m Dr. Adrienne Mulligan of Camp Verde
Veterinary Clinic in Arizona and I’m here today to talk to you about inducing vomiting
in your dog when they consume somethings that they shouldn’t like a toxin or sometimes a
foreign body I’m here on behalf of expertvillage.com. Sometimes when a dog gets to exploring around
they find little things to eat or drink and there are somethings that are important to
try to get them to throw up. Like for instance if your dog drinks antifreeze and you see
that happen the first thing that you want to do is try to get him to throw that up or
if they eat a lot of ibuprofen, ibuprofen is very toxin and so you want to make them
throw that up. One way there are two ways to make a dog throw up. One way is using your
basic hydrogen peroxide from the shelf and the other is salt basic salt and you could
try one and then the other. So peroxide usually takes a teaspoon or a teaspoon in a half and
you could just take the bottle and actually open our mouth and pour it. Try not to drown
them obviously put pour it dribble it in and let them swallow it and then give them a few
minutes and see if they are going to throw up. If not repeat it and the other thing that
you could do is if that doesn’t work then the next thing you could try is open there
mouth and put about a little packet of salt. The kind of packet that you would get in traveling.
Empty about that much or maybe about a half of teaspoon of salt on the back of there tongue
as far back as you could get and then give them that and that would often do it as well.
The times you don’t want to induce vomiting are going to be times when they have consume
something like gasoline, petroleum products, household cleaning fluids, alkaline, toxic
products for cleaning or for fertilizing and also things that might be very sharp. If they
have gone down once we don’t really want it to come back the other way and potentially
injure them like razor blades. So anything that otherwise that is toxic like people medications.
Those things you could usually make them throw up or even a small foreign body like a rock
you could make them throw that up sometimes. You want to be careful and get in touch with
your veterinarian and ask them questions and also get your dog to the vet as soon as you
can after you have made them and vomit the thing that they have just ingested.

69 thoughts on “Emergency Dog Health Care : How to Induce Vomiting In Your Dog

  • Thanks for you video! It saved my pyppy's life! My puppy accidentally swallowed the inner portion of the bone for the dogs to bite. I used the salt to make it vomit but it was hard to force it eat that salt. I vomitted a lot of slimy liquids and some tiny bits of the things he swallowed. He's better now and will take him to the vet tomorrow. Thanks a lot!

  • found my mini terrier ingesting quite a bit of some sort of harsh rodent poison, it was late, no vet open, didn't have hydrogen peroxide but the salt trick worked like a charm. Saved my dogs life.

  • This is, of course, the exact video that needs to start with a 30 second commercial.

    OMG MY DOG*uses internet*

    comeoncomeoncomeconcomeon

    *Ruby Tuesday's Ad*

  • You saved my Dog's life. Thank you Doctor, my dog ate rat poison, luckily i noticed immediately, searched for remedy in Internet and found this video. I didn't had hydrogen peroxide, so gave 3 doses of salt back to back, she threw everything out within 15 min of swallowing it. Once again thanks a ton.

  • thank u this really worked and saved my dogs life, he ingested a whole bunch on dehydrated onions at 2:00am I was told by poison control this was toxic and induce vomiting…. Animal Poison Control wanted 75.00 to tell me how to do it! Thank God for the Internet! What a wonderful source for information
    My vet was closed and closest emergency wanted 150.00 and it was a long way to drive… Thank you Thank you Thank you

  • Thank you for this informative video! The hydrogen peroxide worked within minutes! My 6 mo old pup ate grapes. We called the 24 hour emergency clinic and they said it would be $98 for the visit + more. They mentioned inducing vomit and possibly giving activated charcoal. I found this vid and followed the directions. Next morning i took him to our regular vet; they did blood work on him and gave him the activated charcoal gel. Our vet said inducing vomit was the best thing we did! Life saved!

  • @PowerfulFellow It burns the tissue on the inside of the throat. Drinking it is bad enough, having it come back up will do further damage.

  • Thank you so much for this video!!! My chihuahua got into some dark chocolate and I was able to use the hydrogen peroxide to get her to throw it up within 15 minutes of it happening.

  • Thank you for having this video. Dog got into my mom's heart medicine, wasn't sure which one's, but not a good situation. Went to get some ipecac, but didn't know it was taken off the market….One dose each of salt and peroxide worked in 5 minutes, dog up and running in 10. Saved his life!

  • my poor dog ate some fudge bars from the trash becuase i saw the plate out and i thought he did so pur salt in hi moth and he vomited up grass and mucus but no chocolate i feel bad because he didn't eat it woops sorry charlie ( my dog's name)

  • I want to personally thank you for posting this video. It saved my Jack Russell Terrier named Maverick's life. He got into some pills while we we're out that high doses of zinc, which would have killed him. Thank you again for posting this. You saved my little friend's life. Bless you! 🙂

  • I just want to let everyone know, that my 20 pound dog ate a double chocolate chip cookie (large) and when we called the emergency pet care, they told us to NOT give the dog salt, they said that was the worst thing you could do. I feel that they are more reliable than a YouTube video. I care about my dog and do not want to give him something that would harm him, I would not trust salt.

  • Yeah I know exactly what you mean, and true most vets do do that because they want the money, I had to pay around 25 bucks in order to be sent to an emergency dog health person that would answer any questions I had. So the answer wasn't exactly free…

  • can i just say, why the hell do people take as long to get to the fucking answer, my dog swallowed something and it took me ages just to get the response i needed which was salt.

  • Agreed YouTube…maybe emergency care videos aren't the best choices to syndicate? I'll check out that Dyson commercial after my dog finishes his seizure-ok?

  • If you don't want to harm your dog [Peroxide] Try picking him up and spinning as fast as you can, I didn't have and salt or peroxide so I just thought, people vomit on rides! he is now fine.

  • dog just ate a bakery brownie cookie from jewel. Did this right away. He puked it up in about 2 minutes. What a relief. I don't know if I'm supposed to do anything else now.

  • Works great ! Our little dog swallowed a dozen dark chocolate cranberries. My son and I put 1/2 tsp of salt on the back of his tongue and he vomited within 5 minutes and is playing now and drinking water.

  • My dog is a puppy like 9 months old and is vommitin constantly idk what to give him it's cause we don't wanna take him to vet it cost to much is here another option

  • My dog ate half a eraser when my child was doing his art. Gave her 2 bowls of dog food and glucose water. Waited a,while she pooped. The tried half teaspoon of salt nothing happened. Tried another teaspoon did the trick. My poodle vomited everything including bits of chewed eraser. Gave plenty of water after that. Thank you very much Doctor. This tip was extremely helpful.

  • It is not about the money, it is illegal for a veterinarian or staff to tell you what to give over the phone without a exam. The reason for this is because your pet may have an adverse reaction to whatever is told to give and makes them liable. A vet does more than look at your dog during a visit. they asses vitals, history, bloodwork to tell if the kidneys/liver are compromised. Don't always assume it is about the money!!!

  • I used your salt method and it worked with in two mins.  My dog eats chicken eggs from which he's allergic to and this method worked well.  Thanks so much for your advice!!

  • The half teaspoon of salt on the back of the tongue worked when our collie cross eat a couple of bags of rat poison. Thanks for sharing your expertise.

  • Half of a salt pocket for our puppy was totally enough. He found some rotted and crumbled chickens and ate them. I found late and he already ate a chicken chest. After five minute after eating salt he got puke and throw back all he ate. I really appreciate your experience and sharing. 

  • lol “open their mouth and pour the contents in their mouth and let them drink it“ better said then done, the most obedient dog will flinch when peroxide hits their tongue and immediately try spit it out. try putting it in something sweet like ice cream

  • Just a general question (this isn't an emergency) does it matter what kind of peroxide some bottles say %3. Is that just normal?

  • Will mixtures like that (ex: whatever a dog ingested plus h2o2 or salt) cause a chemical reaction inside the dog? It could just be that I'm intimidated by the idea of chemically inducing anything/ anyone to vomit but its a scary idea to me, particularly if the animal just ingested a toxic chemical.

  • Salt can be very poisonous for your dog and can lead to dehydration and sodium ion poisoning. In the past, salt was even used by some pet owners and veterinarians to induce vomiting in pets. However, this is no longer an accepted practice.

  • Right listen I need a quit answer so my Airedale just ate a sock I'm panicking he is acting normal what should I do please anyone reply I'm crying I need help now I really don't want anything to happen to him at all anyone who has any idea please reply

  • My dog ate a corn cob. I tried the hydrogen first and it made him vomit ALOT but it didn't come up. I waited a few minutes and tried the salt and it worked. The cob came up.

  • Vomiting-someone vomiting in a dream is symbolic of be­ing mentally, physically, or spiritually poisoned by an envi­ronment or an ungodly influence. Eating vomit is symbolic of repeating bad behavior, Proverbs. 26:11 Don't let people around you influence you to walk away from serving God Jesus.

  • Since 3days my 1.7months old st.Bernard is trying to thow up by caughing. I think a piece of bone is stuck in his throat, as we feed him often.. how serious is this issue and can i make him induce vomitting? Please reply ASAP

  • Salt worked! A few minutes after I gave my pomeranian half a teaspoon of salt, my dog started throwing up. Thank you!

  • Worked like a charm ! My small dog had eaten rat poisioning. But, you should give amount of H2O2 or salt per size of dog.

  • This is not very helpful. It all depends on the size of the dog. She didn't mention the amount of peroxide for example and for what size dog. This is not helpful at all!

  • My neighbor has a huge grape tree, and the grapes fall on my side of the yard. My 2 Rottweilers ate some. I panicked, and this is the first video I found. The hydrogen peroxide worked within 1 minute for both of them. Thank you !

  • It just helped my dog to throw out a toy which he ate three days ago. I used salt and it took less than a minute. Thanks a lot.

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