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Old 08-23-2014, 09:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Our 91lb male GSD ate a diaper. I called our vet and she said to give him 1 tsp of salt and in 20min if he hadn't thrown up give him another tsp. so 30 min ago I gave him a tsp and no throw up, so 10 min ago I gave him another. Still no throw up. Then I was looking online and it said salt can kill dogs!! Now I'm framing out. I gave him 2 tsp is this enough to kill him? Why isn't he throwing it up? Really nervous and not sure what to do now
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Old 08-23-2014, 09:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I have him on a small walk right now. Hoping he would throw up outside. But nothing yet, he just seems more on edge than usual
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NO!!! why do vets still recommend salt to induce vomiting?!? So old school.... and very dangerous. I would find a new vet fast.

Salt can mess with sodium levels in the blood.

Give him plenty of water. You can try hydrogen peroxide to make him vomit, but be warned that can cause gastric ulcers. Usually a lot safer than salt though. Give him 1/2 a cup, and then another 1/2 a cup in 10 minutes if he doesn't vomit
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Salt? Never heard of that. If you want a dog to throw up, give him a tablespoon of hydrogen peroxide and wait 10-15. If he hasn't thrown up by then, give him another tablespoon. Basically the same thing as the salt, but with hydrogen peroxide instead.

It will definitely make him throw up if that's what your vet thinks is the best thing for eating a diaper. If it is or isn't, that I don't know.
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After 4 hours everything moves through the stomach so I wouldn't bother much after that time frame
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fresh bottle of peroxide on hand in your ER kit. Give a couple tsp of peroxide when dogs eat something like the above.
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Trying to get home as fast as I can for him to get water
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Get some peroxide on your way home
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There is about a 45 minute time frame before it moved to the next area. I wouldn't induce vomitting after an hour. I have used salt and mustard in the past, not together.
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I have peroxide but can I give him that if I've already given him 2 tsp of salt? He ate it almost an hour ago now.
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