There are times in your life you just don’t understand why things happen. For instance, I was filling water balloons for a church event today and our border collie was enjoying the water from the water hose. To make a long story short, she swallowed nearly 200 unused balloons.
Now, you’re probably wondering the same thing I was – “Why did she do that in the first place?” Am I right?
She had just eaten supper and couldn’t have been hungry, but still, she swallowed them anyway. (Just so you know, I was in the house at the time.) When I came back outside and discovered what she had done, I immediately called a close friend who works at a veterinary office.
She said, “You need to make your dog throw up.”
How to Make Your Dog Throw Up
I’m not a vet and don’t understand the ins and outs of this whole thing, but I do know it worked just as my friend said. My border collie weighs about 50 pounds, and this was important for the dosing below. Here is what she told me to do:
- Secure your dog in an area you can keep an eye on her.
- Give 3 tablespoons of hydrogen peroxide to make your dog throw up.
- Wait 10 minutes.
- Give her another 3 tablespoons of hydrogen peroxide.
- Wait 10 minutes.
- If needed, do this one more time, but no more.
Here is What Happened to Our Dog
After giving our dog the first dose, we waited. It only took about 5 minutes and she began throwing up. We guessed about 1/2 the balloons came out. So, we waited another 5 minutes which made 10 minutes total and gave her another dose.
After another 5 minutes, she vomited again and the remaining balloons came out. She did throw up one more time, but no balloons came out the last time. We only had to give her two doses of the hydrogen peroxide.
We were very lucky, and so was she.
I learned to never leave balloons where she can get them. I also learned she liked to eat balloons. Who would have thought it?
Note: Talk to your veterinarian before giving hydrogen peroxide to your dog. There are some instances you should never make your dog throw up. This was written to inform, not to treat.