|Artificial Respiration for Dogs|
||Assess The Situation |
- Open dog's mouth, grasp tongue and pull it well forward clear of back of throat. Wipe away any mucus or blood.
- Remove any obstruction.
- Remove any collar.
If there is fluid in the throat or is a victim of drowning hold it upside down by its rear legs for 15-30 seconds.
If dog is still not breathing, start AR (artificial respiration).
||Position, Sweep, and AR |
- Close the dog's mouth, place your mouth over the dog's nose and exhale to force air into the dog's nose.
- Watch the dog's chest for the lungs to inflate.
- Remove your mouth, and repeat the cycle about six times a minute. You may need to carry on for 30-60 minutes, until the dog is breathing by itself or is pronounced dead.
||Cardiac Massage |
- If you cannot hear or feel the dog's heartbeat, apply cardiac massage.
- Place the dog on its right side on a firm surface.
- Put the fingers of one hand on each side of the chest over heart area and compress it firmly but not too hard, then release the pressure.
- Repeat 70 times a minute.