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can I give my dog Ipecac to induce vomiting He swallowed a

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can I give my dog Ipecac to induce vomiting? He swallowed a 1 inch piece of plastic , pointed end( like a golf tee)(dog is 60 lbs) or should we just let it pass?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 8 years ago.

Don't give Ipecac, what you can do is feed a small meal to bulk up the stomach contents and then give Hydrogen Peroxide- 2-3 tablespoons. If no vomiting in 10 minutes you can repeat the dose. If it does not come up in the vomit, then what I would do is just feed small frequent meals over the next 2 days to promote GI motility. It shouldn't be a problem to pass but it may irritate the lining of the intestines causing GI upset so getting it out would be worth a shot.

I hope this helps, let me know if you have any other questions.