– Read the label and follow the instructions; in many cases you will flush with water.
If a Chemical Has Been Inhaled – Bring your dog outside, if possible, for fresh air. Then, call the vet or the Animal Poison Control Center hotline (888.426.4435 – available 365 days/year, 24 hours/day) or the or the Pet Poison Helpline at 1-855-213-6680. Do keep in mind that there is a fee for both of these.
If a Dog Has Stopped Breathing/ Is Choking - If a dog is choking, rarely is there time to call the vet or bring him there. Quick action must be taken by the owner. This said, it is important to note that these life-saving techniques should only be performed on a dog that is truly choking, not just coughing, overheating, etc. A dog that is truly choking will struggle to inhale. Signs of chocking on a foreign object include: extreme distress, pawing at the mouth or rubbing the face upon the ground, continuous gagging/retching and increased salivation. If a dog is not able to take in any air at all, there will be a bluish to red-purple tinge of the tissues, seen best in the gums and skin (known as cyanosis).
Stay calm. If you panic, it will be very hard to follow through with what you need to do.
If possible, have another person call the veterinarian while you help your dog.
3) You will need to open the airway. This is done by gently pulling the tongue out of the mouth until it is flat. If you are able, look to see if you can spot any foreign objects in the mouth or the back of the throat.
If you DO see an object, try to remove it with a tweezers or tiny pliers. Do not spend a lot of time doing this; 30 seconds at the most.
5) If you do see an object but cannot remove it, place your Pomeranian in your lap, with his back to you. Place both hands on the sides of his ribcage. Apply a quick, firm pressure 3 times in a row. If this does not work, lie your Pomeranian down and using the palm of your hand, strike the rib cage firmly 3 times.
6) If you do not see an object OR if your Pomeranian is not breathing (and you do not know why), perform CPR rescue breathing. If you have someone with you, do this on route to the closest animal hospital. This is done by closing the dog’s mouth with your hand and breathing directly into the dog’s nose. The chest should expand outward when you do this. Perform every 4 seconds (count out ‘one Mississippi, two Mississippi, etc.) until you arrive at the clinic.