How To Delay Or Prevent Absorbtion Of Poison
|Note: If you suspect that your dog has been poisoned, immediately seek advice from your vet or pet profesional.|
With poisoning the first step is usually to rid the stomach of the poison by making the dog vomit.
How To Induce Vomiting
How to delay or Prevent Absorbtion of Poison
1.) Mix activated charcoal (one tablet to 10 cc water). Give one teaspoonful per two pounds body weight and follow with a pint of water. Depending upon the dog's condition, this may be given by a stomach tube. Veterinary assistance is usually required.
2.) Thirty minutes later give sodium sulphate (Glauber's salt), one teaspoonful per ten pounds body weight, or Milk of Magnesia, one teaspoonful per five pounds of body weight.
If these agents are not available, coat the bowel with milk, egg whites or vegetable oil and give a warm water enema.
If your dog has a poisonous substance on the skin or coat, wash it well with soap or water or give a complete bath in lukewarm water. Even if the substance is not irritating to the skin, it should be removed. Otherwise, the dog may lick it off or swallow it. Soak gasoline and oil stains with mineral or vegetable oil. work in well. Then wash with a mild detergent, such as ivory soap.
When signs of nervous system involement begin to show, the dog is in deep trouble. At this point, your main objective is to GET YOUR DOG TO A VETERINARIAN AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE. Try to bring with you a sample of vomit and or the poison in it's original container. If the dog is convulsing, unconscious or not breathing, [SEE CANINE CPR in Pet tips].
Remember, this information is for reference only. Always contact your vet or pet profesional for advice.
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