Hello. Caesar just ate a small pantyhose you get when you try on shoes at a store. Reading that I should induce vomiting or diarrhea. Any ideas?
Call an emergency vet asap. Things like that can block intestines, especially in a small dog. A neighbors dog died after eating a sock.Hello. Caesar just ate a small pantyhose you get when you try on shoes at a store. Reading that I should induce vomiting or diarrhea. Any ideas?
Exactly right...I responded quickly when I saw the message and my first thought was that inducing vomiting is not necessarily the right thing to do with something cloth-like. Hope the poster let’s us know how it worked out. Normally, the vet will do an xray with something like this to see where it ended up...those intestines make lots of twists and turns and depending on where it is determines next steps. I vaguely remember over the years with dogs having a family member with one where the object was xrayed at a place where the best course of treatment was to let the dog stuff itself with bread for the final push. It was a daschund who was thrilled with the treatment! But this is something that a vet needs to assess.And I know I am responding later… Hopefully you got him to the vet last night. Any time that you induce vomiting, you want to do it under the direction of a vet. There are some instances where it is the first line of treatment, and other cases where you absolutely don’t want to.
Yes, everyone SHOULD have a bottle of peroxide on hand “just in case”. However, it MUST be unopened, and it must be replaced every 6 months to work most effectively. …And, of course, check with your vet FIRST to make sure whether it should be given at all.I keep a bottle of hydrogen peroxide only to have on hand in case of need for immediate vomiting of poison or pills or whatever, but I would get on phone to vet to make sure that was the right approach. Probably not for cloth or a plastic toy or whatever else they might go after.
So he threw up the pantyhose today. Thank goodness all is well!!!!Sounds like things are going to “work out” well. This is exactly the kind of situation that having a vet assess and monitor is so useful. Many of these Havanese will put anything they can find in their mouths and try to gulp tasteless things down in a blink of eye!