Advice 1: What to do if dog ate a sock

Sometimes a dog needs care not less than for young children. If the owner is distracted even for a few moments, a curious animal may have time to taste the various objects in his area of access. For example – to eat socks beloved master.
What to do if dog ate a sock

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Unfortunately, some animals, most often puppies, inedible items pull to yourself, like a magnet, and the owner does not always have time to keep up with your playful pet. If you noticed that in the mouth of your four-legged friend disappears sock, but did not have time to select your item, first try to cause a dog to vomit. For this animal, you can give a strong solution of salt or sprinkle the salt on the tongue.

Will help to achieve the desired result and a large amount of water (from half a liter to three liters depending on the size of the animal), poured into a dog. Naturally, the animal will voluntarily want to drink in excess of what it needs, or use salted liquid. You will have to draw water into the syringe without a needle (it is more convenient to use a large syringe) and pour the liquid into the animal's mouth, firmly fixing it and making sure that the dog is not choked. If you do it right, soon the hosiery product will be released with vomit.
It makes sense also to apply to the veterinary clinic, where doctors, using special medication will cause the animal vomiting and extract from it a foreign object.

Sometimes the vomiting does not bring the desired result, or a dog swallowed a sock a few hours ago, and this method is useless. In this case it is better to wait until the item in your wardrobe will leave the dog's stomach in a natural way. If you wish, you can speed up the process, giving the dog a laxative. As it can be vegetable oil. Just add a tablespoon of oil in the usual food of the animal and wait for the result. Walking carefully inspect the piles left by your pet on the ground to ensure that eaten the sock came out.

When you need to go to the vet

For many animals eating a sock is without consequences, and soon the subject naturally leaves their body. However, you may be unforeseen difficulties. The textile product can clog the intestines of dogs, causing obstruction. In the most severe cases it can lead to death.
Especially dangerous cotton socks. This fabric is able to effectively absorb moisture and swell in the stomach, which impedes its progress through the digestive tract.

If within one or two days, the sock did not come from your pet, consult a veterinarian. The dog may need surgery, but then your pet will be healthy again.

Advice 2: How to induce dog vomiting

Some dogs need to cause vomiting, for example, if she ate the poison, or swallowed a small inedible object. The faster you react, the owner, the higher the chance that the pet will be fine.
How to induce dog vomiting
You will need
  • water;
  • Sol;
  • - potassium permanganate;
  • - ipecac;
  • hydrogen peroxide;
  • a syringe;
  • - mineral oil;
  • - apomorphine.
Open the dog's mouth and put it on the tongue a pinch of salt. Make sure that the animal didn't bite you for such treatment. The dog head tilt should not be. Salt irritates the taste buds, so vomiting will occur very quickly. If you have suspicions that eaten the item out fully, give the dog water and repeat the procedure.
Give the dog plenty of water (from five hundred grams to three liters depending on the weight of the animal). If there is potassium permanganate, you can make a weak solution (it should be pale pink) and pour the liquid into the mouth. Of course, the dog will not drink this amount yourself, so use a large syringe without a needle to pour the water into the mouth of your pet.
Buy at the pharmacy syrup of ipecac (gag root) and give the dog the rate of one teaspoon per five pounds of body weight.
Mix two to three teaspoons of three-percent hydrogen peroxide with a glass of water and allow the animal to drink the solution. If this tool did not work the first time, after half an hour, repeat. Usually two or three glasses are enough to cause excessive vomiting.
If you have mineral oil, give the dog at least a half Cup, and vomiting will appear. Mineral oil is absorbed into the stomach wall, so that the owner may not worry about your pet, who took such a large dose.
Optimally, if you will always keep in the medicine Cabinet a remedy that causes vomiting. Especially if you know what's in your area like to sprinkle rat poison. As the emetic drug is suitable, for example, apomorphine.
After you have successfully caused vomiting, it's worth to show the animal to the vet, especially if your dog picked up on the street poison. In addition, solid objects can damage internal organs, than it is better to know in advance to prevent further problems.
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