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Salt to induce vomiting
You probably all know this already, but we were kind of excited to find that it worked so well.
We had cause to use a 1/4 tsp of table salt yesterday to induce vomiting in Pepper. I just want to say that it worked perfectly! We placed the salt on the back of his tongue and a few minutes later he threw up bile, a little piece of bread, and a leg from his stuffed octopus. Aha! Goal achieved.
For those who don't keep hydrogen peroxide in the house, a little bit of table salt will do the trick if you need to induce vomiting.
Per our copy of the Dog Owner's Home Veterinary Handbook, a 1/2 to 1 tsp of table salt on the back of the tongue should get you the desired result. We used a 1/4 tsp 'cause Pepper is small and, well, we were very nervous about trying this. Be aware that there are some things/reasons for which you do NOT induce vomiting so check before you induce.
I am SO glad it worked. We lost one dog to ingested fabric many years ago and it was awful. I never, ever want to go through that again.
Wanda & Pepper