Canine CPR

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a combination of external heart massage and rescue breathing. It has saved thousands of people's lives and can do the same for dogs. Knowing how to perform CPR correctly could potentially save your dog's life someday. The Red Cross often offers pet CPR classes, so check in the branch in your area.

Once you begin CPR, continue with it until your dog begins breathing on his own again, or obvious that your efforts are in vain. Just don't stop

When you see a dog lying still, make a quick evaluation. Check for a heartbeat and check to see if the dog is breathing. Never perform CPR on a dog that is breathing and has a heartbeat.

2. If the dog is not breathing, clear his mouth of anything foreign. Pull his tongue out and to one side of his mouth so it doesn't block the airway. Close his mouth, letting his teeth hold the tongue in place. (If the dog is resisting, he doesn't need CPR!)

Inhale a big breath and then exhale into the dog's nose, cupping your hands around the dog's muzzle and nose. Watch his chest to make sure it rises after you blow. Repeat one breath per second for ten seconds for a large dog and more often for smaller dogs. Pay attention to yourself as you do this, don't hyperventilate.

After ten rescue breaths, roll the dog over on his side. Place your hands, one above the other, over his heart. Lean over and push down in short bursts. Compress five times and then repeat the rescue breathing. Repeat in a cycle of ten breaths and five chest compressions.

Pit Bulls as Pets

Pit Bulls as Pets

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