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How to Make Your Dog Vomit

If your dog ate something you know is harmful to him, you may want to have an idea of how to make him throw up (safely), in case you cannot get to a vet quickly enough.

Top toxins for dogs each year:

  • chocolate
  • grapes
  • raisins
  • xylitol
  • medications.

Inducing your pet to vomit is best if done within two hours of ingestion. The sooner the better though!

How to induce vomiting in your dog:

Generally, Hydrogen Peroxide is the tool to use at home. It must be a 3 percent solution, no higher as those can be toxic. The hydrogen peroxide upsets the intestinal tract and throwing up occurs.  ½ to 1 teaspoon per 10 lbs of body weight is the rule of thumb. Using a syringe or turkey baster is your best bet for administration. Stay near your dog after and walk him around. If he doesn’t throw up within ten minutes, try another dose and head to the vet. Veterinarians have a stronger medication to make your pet throw up.

Your dog may not feel well after all this, so be understanding they may not feel the best.

Please note: we always recommend trying to contact your veterinarian right away if you believe your dog ate something poisonous. But we hope this is helpful in the case of an emergency.