How and When to Induce Vomiting: Hydrogen Peroxide for Poisoning

Sometimes the dog will eat something it shouldn’t. Sometimes it’s not a poisoning, it’s annoying, like a cake, or a pile of chicken skin and you know it’s going to cause diarrhea, BAD.

Other times it’s medicine or some other toxic molecule or poisoning substance.

How and When to Induce Vomiting: Use Hydrogen Peroxide for Poisoning

In any event, TWO HOURS is an important parameter to recall, because stomach-emptying occurs within two hours, so if your dog JUST ATE that bunch of grapes 5 minutes ago, it’s fine. Induce vomiting. Good-t0-go.

How and When to Induce Vomiting: Hydrogen Peroxide for Poisoning

How and When to Induce Vomiting: Hydrogen Peroxide for Poisoning

But if you discover a problem closer to, or AFTER the two hour window, it’s going to be a problem.

So, How and When to Induce Vomiting: Use Hydrogen Peroxide for Poisoning.

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Dr Erik Johnson

Dr Erik Johnson is a Marietta, Georgia Veterinarian with a practice in small animal medicine. He graduated from University of Georgia with his Doctorate in 1991. Dr Johnson is the author of several texts on Koi and Pond Fish Health and Disease as well as numerous articles on dog and cat health topics.