If you know your dog just ate something poisonous or toxic, like chocolate or anti-freeze, within the last 20 minutes, you can induce vomiting before any real damage is done.
**If your dog swallowed a dangerous object such as glass or splintered wood, you DO NOT want to induce vomiting.
After induced vomiting, you may want to give your dog activated charcoal (burnt toast will also work) to absorb any leftover toxics that may have made it past the stomach.
See a veterinarian as soon as possible if:
· Your dog swallowed a dangerous object (large or sharp objects that may not be passable or may cause internal damage)
· You can’t get your dog to throw up
· Your dog ate something poisonous over 30 minutes ago
· Your dog is acting disoriented or lethargic
A good rule of thumb to determine if your dog ate a potentially fatal dosage of chocolate:
Milk Chocolate: 1 oz of milk chocolate for every 1 lb of body weight can be fatal
Dark Chocolate: ½ oz of dark chocolate for every 1 lb of body weight can be fatal
Baking Chocolate: ¼ oz of baking chocolate for every 1 lb of body weight can be fatal
Below is one of the better videos on YouTube that give you a little insight on inducing vomiting.