HOW TO INDUCE VOMITING
Either washing soda crystals (NOT CAUSTIC SODA!) or 3% hydrogen peroxide may be used to induce vomiting. Take care. If not done properly this can lead to aspiration pneumonia.
USE DILUTE HYDROGEN PEROXIDE
Induce vomiting with 3% hydrogen peroxide when your dog has swallowed non-caustic, non-corrosive material such as antifreeze, the sugar substitute xylitol, excess chocolate or rodent poison. (Hydrogen peroxide induces vomiting by fizzling in the stomach.)
Use these quantities of 3% hydrogen peroxide.
under 2kg (5lb) 2.5 ml
2-5kg (5-10lb) 5 ml
5-7 kg (10-15lb) 10ml
7-11kg (15-25lb) 15 ml
11-15kg (25-35lb) 20 ml
15-20kg (35-45lb) 25 ml
20-35kg (45-55lb) 30 ml
25-30kg (55-65lb) 35 ml
30-35kg (65-75lb) 40 ml
over 35kg (75lb) 45 ml
Don't induce vomiting with salt.
Don't induce vomiting if your dog shows neurological signs such as disorientation or loss of balance. Some of the vomit may enter the windpipe causing an aspiration pneumonia.
HOW TO GIVE A WASHING SODA CRYSTAL
One hand lifts the upper jaw, squeezing the upper lips over the teeth. The other hand drops the washing soda crystal to the back of the throat.
One hand keeps the dog's mouth shut. The other strokes the neck. When the dog licks its lips it has swallowed the emetic. Vomiting occurs within several minutes.
If the poison is unknown don't throw out the vomit. Keep a sample to bring to us. We will give a solution of activated charcoal and further treatment including intravenous fluids.