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29 November 2008 @ 09:16 pm
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Last night I was taking my nightly medicine and one fell out of my mouth and I didn't realize it.  Before I figured this out our boston Molly was on my chest and ate something.  It could have been either bentyl (for ibs) or my blood pressure med.  So I freak out and call the vet, they tell me to call poision control.  I tell them what meds it could of been how much she weighs (13lbs)  etc etc.  

They tell us to give her 1 tablespoon of hydrogen peroxide and get outside.  She being the dog that will eat/drink ANYTHING licks up the hydrogen peroxide like it's a treat!  We run her out on a leash and less than 5 minutes later she's throwing up.  I had NO idea that hydrogen peroxide would induce vomiting.  After she threw up a good 5 or 6 times she was fine, she drank water and was ready to play. 

So just an FYI, poison control (atleast alabama's) will give you info on dogs AND peroxide will induce vomiting.  She will eat ANYTHING (including lemonaid and pickle juice) so we will have a bottle of peroxide on hand! 
Sara Raesarakenobi on November 30th, 2008 04:03 am (UTC)
once Lucy ate a tube of A&D and we called poison control. they told us she'd be ok she was just WELL LUBRICATED IN THE POOPER! but i was relieved to know poison control would help with dogs!
Pirate Likes Oatmealpratelikesoatml on November 30th, 2008 06:51 am (UTC)
Sara Raesarakenobi on November 30th, 2008 03:22 pm (UTC)
drive_into_medrive_into_me on November 30th, 2008 06:25 am (UTC)
thanks for posting this. this is why i love this community!
lucy_chronicleslucy_chronicles on November 30th, 2008 07:18 am (UTC)
Yep. Same experience 10+ years ago
My 1 year old dachsund managed to crawl up on the bedside table and eat my birth control pills once. young mother here freaked out and called poison control. we were living in TX around San Antonio. After the poison person calmed down, laughed and we deduced it was largely the sugar pill portion, it took THREE teaspoons to get him to throwup in the bathtub. he was fine a few minutes later.

moral of the story - keep all meds away away away and measure out onto a tray when you're taking them.

hope your baby is better!
Ravenvoiceravenvoice on November 30th, 2008 09:04 am (UTC)
i used it a few years ago to get my cat who had snarfed down a Tylenol PM to barf it up.. had to dump alot into her before it worked.
jennygel7: saysaysayjennygel7 on November 30th, 2008 05:39 pm (UTC)
Excellent tip - I had no idea!

hope you both are dong fine today.
Nancie: Banjo Xmaseicnan on December 1st, 2008 02:44 am (UTC)
LOL I feel your pain...I learned that one after my clepto stole a bottle of sleeping pills.