My Dog/Puppy Swallowed A Sock.

This happens more than you know.

Socks, rocks, sticks, dryer sheets, etc.  I could go on…….

Labs can be one of the worst breeds for this problem, as well as other breeds….

First have your ER vet number on hand at all times.

It depends on what your dog/pup swallows so call the ER to double check it is safe to induce vomitting.

But Hydrogen Peroxide to induce vomitting is a life saver if given within the right time frame (I believe its up to about 2-3 hours of gestation, after that  its too late but check with your vet).

If you know your dog swallowed a sock for instance and its only been a short time than you need to know what to do.

Administer 1 tbsp of hydrogen peroxide orally (this is for a large dog around 60-80 lbs) and is equivalent to  about 15 ccs in a syringe.  (check with your vet or ER for the size of your dog)

Syringe the peroxide down the throat and wait 20 min.  If the dog does not vomit than give another dose and wait another 20 min.

If nothing call your ER vet to be sure of what to do.  It has been recommended to me by me ER vet not to give more than 2 doses.

The ER vet or your regular vet (depending on time of day) can give an injection to induce  vomitting  if the peroxide does not work.

The idea is to get the dog to vomit up the “culprit” before it hits the intestinal tract and may cause obstruction and warrant emergency surgery.

As always, I will state again, I am not a vet, so always check this with your vet and have the info down in your dogs file just in case you ever have an incident (especially on a weekend when your regular vet is closed)

Patty

www.snowcolabradors.com

91 Responses to My Dog/Puppy Swallowed A Sock.

  1. Caity says:

    Thanks so much! 1 tbsp worked great! After about ten minutes, my black lab threw up the sock he had swallowed.

  2. maria says:

    thank you so much, it worked in my 80 pounds irish setter, what a relief!!!

  3. Lori says:

    I am so glad I found this post! Our 2 year old Goldendoodle, Qui-Gon, has been eating socks like crazy for the last few months. It is a game to him and he is very sneaky.. He used to throw them up and has passed a few. Unfortunately, in the last 6 months has had surgery 2 times to remove a sock blocking his intestinal track. I am embarrassed to admit this, as our whole family loves him dearly, and we have tried so hard to keep this from happening again. It has been a constant worry in our household.
    About 10 days ago, I noticed he was once again behaving like he had done it again- I could just tell, even though he was still eating and drinking and having bowel movements. I knew from the way he was laying around. 2 nights ago I watched him all evening, and started searching for ANYTHING at all that we could do to avoid x-rays and surgery. I saw all the positive feedback and decided to the the hydrogen peroxide. I didn’t want him to choke..I put equal parts water to the peroxide in a syringe- within 5-10 min he threw up grass he had eaten earlier, and then a few seconds later, 2 socks came out at once!! Knee length ones in fact! He is feeling great-
    I was so relieved and thankful for your ideas. (And it will be good to know in case this should happens again)- we are going to have a container and everyone has to check their socks in daily! :-) Thank you

  4. Christine Allen says:

    Wow this works so well that all I had to do was read about it. While I was reading this post my olde English bulldog got off the couch and vomited up the sock! ; )

  5. Christine Allen says:

    Update, the sock that my puppy threw up was not the one I was looking for. So I administered the HP and OMG he threw up another one. But still not the one I knew he ate so letting him rest and trying again later.

  6. Darryl says:

    Thank you so very much!!! this worked GREAT. Our 3 month old Lab/husky mix swallowed a sock. Took your advice and 10 min. Later up came the sock and dinner. I am so thankful for your advice.

  7. Linda says:

    Thank you so much! You saved my dogs life! My husband tried to get the sock away from him and he quickly ate it. I looked on line found this page and administered the hydrogen Peroxide within a few minutes.Just like everyone posted above like clock work at 10 minutes up came the sock. Thank you so much!

  8. Todd Dahl says:

    Up came the sock!!! Wonderful page saved our 5month old pitbull

  9. Christina says:

    I can’t thank you enough for this advice!! I had to use 1.5 tbsp of hydrogen peroxide, which worried me a little, but it worked! This saved me a LOT of money and most importantly, worrying. My lab Duke and I thank you!!!

  10. Erin says:

    Our golden doodle swallowed a sock and it was 4 days before she threw it up. She had no discomfort at all before that but the
    did say if she did have any problems (lethargy, trouble pooping, not being able to eat, etc), then we should bring her in. But, all is well :-)

  11. Erin says:

    Our golden doodle swallowed a sock and it was 4 days before she threw it up. She had no discomfort at all before that but the did say if she did have any problems (lethargy, trouble pooping, not being able to eat, etc), then we should bring her in. But, all is well :-)

  12. Mary says:

    Thank you so much – my Brittany had just eaten a piece of ace bandage. We followed your instructions and she brought it up. Thank God – that was scary!

  13. patty says:

    To all of you that have posted your results. Thank you and I am so glad it all went well.

    I apologize for not responding to each post but I have only just now gotten an email that Mary posted, your other posts did not come thru to me via email.

    I am sorry, I have no control over the administration end of the blog on this site.

    I am just thankful that my blog has helped so many.

    Patty

  14. John says:

    Thank you. Our 35lbs Bengal/Hound mix threw up a nine inch piece of a soccer sock 5 minutes after 1.5 tablespoon of hydrogen peroxide. So grateful!

  15. patty says:

    Great John. So glad it worked!

  16. Anna says:

    Just had success with this treatment. Our 10 pound miniature dachshund swallowed a trouser sock. Almost got it out of him, but he got it down. The hydrogen peroxide worked a treat! He swallowed a pony tail “scrunchie” in the spring, and the emergency vet removed it. Glad I found this before another mdnight run. He’s almost asleep now.

  17. Bree says:

    I gave my dog 2 tbsp and he is still not throwing up! He’s burping but won’t actually throw up the sock that he ate. I brought him to the vet last time he did this and it cost me a arm and a leg! What else can I do?!

  18. Kim says:

    After reading this tip, I called our vet who suggested the exact same thing! One tablespoon of peroxide every 15 minutes, up to 3 times for our 5-month-old lab/collie puppy, plus a brisk walk and play (vet suggested this to help speed up the process) and sure enough, the sock came up…and so did breakfast. (FYI, he threw up 3 times so keep your dog away from couches & carpet) The vet also suggest to avoid feeding him until dinner or late afternoon. Thank you and please people, call your vet first.

  19. tracey says:

    wow – i wonder if this is a goldendoodle issue? my six-month old pup just swallowed a sock (right in front of me, no less). i took him to the vet, and thankfully, he was able to vomit it up.

    eek. i hope this isn’t going to be a habit, but we’ll have to try to be more diligent…..

    thanks for the post tho. it’s good to know what to do in case my vet is not around (these things often happen on the weekend, at 11 pm right :-) .

  20. patty says:

    yes, these issues tend to happen in the wee hours.

    So glad to hear you all had good results with this method.

    But as I mentioned, don’t hesitate to call the vet or the ER first.

    These blogs are no longer coming to my email so I don’t know automatically when people are posting.

    Happy holidays and please keep your dogs safe during them……

    Patty

  21. Sarah says:

    Thank you so much!

    My 5 month old german shepherd ate a sock on Sunday night then again tonight, two nights difference. Read these posts and administered .5 tbsp of hydrogen peroxide. With 10 minutes both socks came up!

    Thank you! This really works!!

  22. patty says:

    Sarah,

    Boy are you lucky the first one from Sunday remained in the stomach and came back up.

    So glad this worked for your GSD.

    Patty

  23. Celeste says:

    Thank you for your advice. My 1 year old lab swallowed my nylon socking. We gave him peroxide and out came the nylon. You saved my dog

  24. patty says:

    Celeste, (thanks for your comment but)……..

    I did not save your dog :0) (you did by acting quick enough), I saved him from surgery and a huge medical bill for you.

    Keep an eye on the dog and don’t let him near stockings, etc.

    So glad my blog helped your sweet baby.

    Please pass on the info to all your friends/dog owners.

    Patty

  25. julie cline says:

    6 month old lab — ate sock – called vet, he advised the HP – this was only 1 hour after she ate it – and it worked after the first dose – sock and food — and she didn’t feel great for another hour afterwards – but no sock in the tummy!

  26. Patty says:

    That’s great Julie! So glad it worked.

  27. bella says:

    This worked great on my shih tzu!!! Thank you so much!!! My dog ate a sock and I checked the internet first before spending thousands of dollars About 10 min after swallowing the HP she vomit it up along with dinner… Do you know how long she has to wait so she can eat?

  28. Anonymous says:

    thank God for this advice. it really work!! I have a 13 week old Husk his name is diesel , I don’t even know where he finds the side we keep everything picked up off the floors diesel is kind of like that dog on the movie Beethoven he eats everything he gets a hold of hey very intelligent if he catches you looking at him when he’s doing something bad or eating a sock he will race to get it down his throat… is it really good dog just for some bad habits. No thank you so much for all your advice it has truly been a help I truly saved with GEICO on this

  29. Jennie juncaj says:

    thank God for this advice. it really work!! I have a 13 week old Husk his name is diesel , I don’t even know where he finds the side we keep everything picked up off the floors diesel is kind of like that dog on the movie Beethoven he eats everything he gets a hold of hey very intelligent if he catches you looking at him when he’s doing something bad or eating a sock he will race to get it down his throat… is it really good dog just for some bad habits. thank you so much for all your advice it has truly been a help I truly saved with GEICO. From the juncaj family

  30. patty says:

    bella, sorry I missed your post, did not get notification. I’m glad it worked. I would say wait a few hours to feed.

    Jennie, glad it worked.

    It is scary to witness your dog gulp down a sock or anything they should not have. thank God for HP.

    So glad my blog has helped.

  31. Nicole says:

    Hi! My shih Tzu loves socks. She shreds them though and eats the fibers- SHe was scheduled for a spay tomorrow but we cancelled since the sock hasn’t come up – She ate one last week and vomited it up, and yesterday she ate another. Is it too late to try the peroxide? I’ve rescheduled her surgery til next Friday but I want to make sure the sock comes up. :) THanks for your help!

  32. patty says:

    Nicole,

    From my blog:

    “But Hydrogen Peroxide to induce vomiting is a life saver if given within the right time frame (I believe its up to about 2-3 hours of gestation, after that its too late but check with your vet).”

    IMO 24 hours is too long to induce. Call your vet please.

    Patty

  33. Tom Rumpilstilkskin says:

    Been 20 minutes, still nothing. Will administer the 2nd dosage.

  34. Tom Rumpilstilkskin says:

    Gave her 2 doses and waited…still nothing. Would a 3rd be ok?

  35. Anonymous says:

    My ER vet says no to a third dose. Please call your local ER vet to be sure before giving a 3rd. dose.

    Read my blog again where I say this.

    I know you are probably stressed and missed that part.

    Please give an update. Hoping you get it up without a visit to the ER.

  36. Tom Rumpilstilkskin says:

    I read somewhere it is 1tsp for every 10 pounds. My dog is 75 and I only gave tsp total each time. May have effected the dog not vomiting?

  37. Anonymous says:

    According to my ER vet it is 1 tbsp. for 60-80 lb dog so 1 tspn would most likely not be enough for your 75 lb dog.

    But 1 tspn per 10 lbs of weight is too much in my opinion. There are 3 tsps. in a tbsp. so that would be more than dbl the recommended dose that I was told to use.

    Please check dose with your vet to be sure if you ever have to administer again.

  38. Ana says:

    Withing one minute of giving my dog the Hydrogen peroxide to induce vomiting, he vomited the sock. I gave him the water peroxide within 30 min of him swallowing the sock. Thank you so much!

  39. Patty says:

    Glad it worked!

  40. Kelly says:

    Thank you for sharing this info. My puppy swallowed a sock and it worked like a charm. Can’t thank you enough.

  41. Patty says:

    You are welcome. Glad it worked.

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