Isn''t drinking hydrogen peroxide toxic? I know there''s some "doctor" who claims that drinking diluted HP can cure all sorts of ailments. I think he''s in jail now because people were dying right and left. I don''t know if I''d want to give that to my dog if there were alternate methods of making him puke available. Funny story though.
You''re right it is toxic! I hope no one reads that article thinking, "oh I''ll just feed my puppy peroxide next time he swallows something." There must be some specific solution that vets use which is safe.
I thought it was bad, but my vet told me if the dog had eaten something bad and was obviously making him sick, that a little bit of HP would get it up and he''d be find. I have a good vet, too, could she be grossly misinformed?
There are many different strengths of peroxide, get the wrong one and it is too strong you could cause life threatening problems. Peroxide or anything else used as an emetic needs careful and preferably expert supervision and administration. I don't know how it works in the States, but anything stronger than 3% or 10 volumes is hard to get hold of and is normally used for medical or haircolouring purposes.
actually i have a friend who told me (i thought) that when she called the emergency hotline for her dog eating something it shouldn''t have they told her the same thing, peroxide. and it worked and the dog was fine.
not 1000% it was peroxide but that is what i recall so maybe the dog''s systems deal with it diffferently?
Thanks for the info guys! The strongest I was ever able to use was 60 vol for hair, but that was never for use on the actual scalp and isn''t often used now from what I understand.
Out of interest, I don''t know if anyone has ever read James Herriot, the author of All Creatures Great and Small, about a vet in the Yorkshire Dales? I don''t know how much of this was fictional, but one of his patients - a little Fox Terrier, ate some poison in some porridge, James Herriot gave him some mustard to make him get rid of it
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