Quick help, please! Question about maggots and inducing vomiting...

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  1. Unshifted

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    (My dog eats everything!)

    I was outside with my dog and he quickly grabbed some gross piece of meat or something that I didn't see quick enough to avoid! I quickly got my hand in his mouth to get it out, but he never, ever unlocks his jaw when he wants something. I was just trying to prevent him from swallowing it.

    I picked him up and went back into the house quickly and told my boyfriend to get him a treat, so that he might see the treat and drop the gross meat.

    Well, it kind of worked. I managed to scrape some of the meat out of his mouth but I still think that he might have swallowed some of it. I don't know how much he swallowed because it all happened so fast, and I didn't see how big it was.

    I was trying to figure out what it was (I still can't) when I realized that there were maggots crawling on it. Ugh. This was right after dinner, so I feel sick now :p

    Anyway, I called the vet and they told me to induce vomiting using hydrogen peroxide. They told me 1-2 teaspoons, watch him carefully to see if he vomits and if he doesn't, to give him another teaspoon in 10 minutes or so.

    My dog is only about 17/18lbs and I looked it up and you should give 2 teaspoons per every 20lbs. Anyway, I gave it to him and he vomited but there wasn't a lot of the meat in the vomit (although there was one maggot...ugh) anyway, I called the vet back and explained that while he vomited, there wasn't a lot of the meat in the vomit and they told me to give him another teaspoon, since I only gave him one.

    My question to you is...should I? I feel bad about giving this to my dog, and I'm not sure what to do =/ He DID vomit and everything that I can find says to only give him more teaspoons if he HASN'T vomited after the first attempt.

    I know that the window in which to give him the stuff is closing, so I would appreciate any responses. What should I do? What would YOU do?
     
  2. Quit worrying. Poor dog could not even enjoy his fabulous stinky treat without you trying to swipe it?

    ;)

    These kinds of things are harmless to almost all dogs.
     
  3. Beanie

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    I've given more than 2 teaspoons to Auggie before - he's 15 pounds. He does usually throw up a little at first, and then throws up more later (around 15 minutes later), but if he doesn't, I give more. When he's harfing up yellow foamy that means his stomach is empty. I've probably given 3, 3.5 teaspoons before...
     

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