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FAQ for Dog


Signs your dog may be choking include anxiousness or acting frantic, dog stops breathing, gums may be blue or white, loud breathing sounds, pawing at the mouth, and struggling or gasping to breath.

1. Follow the ABC's. If your dog is not breathing and has no heartbeat start CPR.

If you can't convince yourself that your pet is breathing and has a heart beat within 15 seconds, start chest compressions.

2. Chest compressions

Small dogs (less than 15 pounds) - Maltese, Yorkshire terrier, Chihuahua, etc

Medium Large Round chested dogs - Retrievers, German Shepherds, Rottweilers, etc

Medium-Large Deep, narrow, keel chested - Greyhounds, Doberman Pinschers, Borzois,etc

Barrel, flat chested dogs - Boston terriers, Pugs, French bulldogs, English bulldogs,etc

3. Perform chest compressions at a rate of 100-120/ minute.

4. Perform cycles of 30 compressions and 2 rescue breaths.

Gently close the dog's mouth and extend the neck to open the airway. Cover the nose with your mouth and exhale until you see the dog's chest rise. Give a rescue breath over 1 second. As soon as 2 rescue breaths are delivered, resume compressions.

5. Briefly check for a heartbeat and spontaneous breathing every 2 minutes.

If there are two rescuers, switch jobs every 2 minutes. Minimize time with no compressions.

6. Continue CPR until you reach a veterinary hospital.

In the absence of CPR, there is little chance of reviving a dog beyond 10 minutes. Good quality CPR can buy you the time you need to get the dog to the vet.


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