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my dog ate garlic, what should i do

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my dog ate garlic, what should i do?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 6 years ago.
Welcome to JustAnswer! I am a licensed veterinarian and would be glad to help!

When did this happen?

How much did he eat?

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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
it happened a couple of minutes ago. it was half of a piece of garlic
Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 6 years ago.
Excellent!

To minimize the chance of the garlic ingestion becoming a problem, I would recommend action now.

If you would like to try some at home care - to make your dog vomit at home. The 3% solution of hydrogen peroxide has been used successfully as an emetic agent. The general dose is 5 mls/ 5 pounds- not to exceed 45mls. You can give a second dose in 15 minutes if the first dose does not work.

If this does not work - I would try to get to your local ER as they likely have a medication (Apomorphine) which causes vomiting in a much more reliable fashion.

I hope this information helps!
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The above is given for information only. Although I am a licensed veterinarian, I cannot legally prescribe medicines or diagnose your pet's condition without performing a physical exam. If you have concerns about your pet I would highly advise contacting your regular veterinarian.
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
hydrogen peroxide shouldn't hurt my dog, right?
Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 6 years ago.
That is correct!
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Please click "ACCEPT" if the information I have provided has been of help so I receive credit for my work. Bonuses are always welcome and appreciated. Thank you.

The above is given for information only. Although I am a licensed veterinarian, I cannot legally prescribe medicines or diagnose your pet's condition without performing a physical exam. If you have concerns about your pet I would highly advise contacting your regular veterinarian.
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