Pets may be part of our families—but when it comes to medication, it’s important to remember that cats and dogs aren’t miniature humans. Over-the-counter drugs that are safe for the smallest children can be fatal if ingested by pets.
How To Induce Vomiting In Your Dog
Inducing vomiting is a procedure that cannot be done with all dangerous ingestions because in some cases, for example with sharp objects, there’s a risk the item may hurt your dog coming back up or that they may aspirate the vomit.
It is also a procedure that it’s better left to professionals, however, when it’s an emergency, it can be attempted at home.
You will need 2 teaspoons of 3% hydrogen peroxide per 10lbs of body weight and a shot glass.
Make sure the hydrogen peroxide was sealed, because if you had it opened for some time, it may have lost its effect.
Some dogs do not like the idea of swallowing this liquid, but you can mix it in a 50:50 ratio with milk or ice cream to make it appetizing.
Kneel down on the floor and hold your dog between your legs, making them face the opposite direction from you.
You might benefit from the help of a second person to keep your dog still, especially if they bite because you’re going to need to force their mouth open.
Push their chin up and make them point the muzzle at the ceiling. Open their mouth and pour the shot glass down their throat quickly.
Your dog should vomit within minutes and when they do, check if the Adderall pills are there.
If they aren’t they may have passed through the stomach already, so call your veterinarian again.
To help your dog vomit, it’s better to make them move around in order to stimulate the hydrogen peroxide, so go for a short walk or make them run outside in the yard.
If your dog doesn’t vomit within 15 minutes, give another dose of hydrogen peroxide. If they don’t vomit after the second time, do not give them anything else and contact your vet.
What is Allderall?
Adderall is a combination medication that’s prescribed for ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder). It’s a drug that’s become popular for treating this condition. The medication works to balance the brain chemicals responsible for ADHD.
It acts as a stimulate, which increasing dopamine in the central nervous system. This can lead to increased energy, better focus, and lower restlessness and fidgeting.
The ingredients in Adderall include:
While this medication is great for managing ADHD, what happens if your dog eats more than one pill?