First Aid : Dog Breathing
things can cause a dog to either have difficulty breathing or to
clear the airway, by removing any foreign matter or obstruction.
Wipe away any mucus or blood, remove his collar or harness.
your dog is not breathing start artificial respiration and CPR (Cardiopulmonary
his mouth, place your mouth directly over his nose and exhale to
Into his lungs at 12-15 breathes per minute. Watch his chest to
see if his lungs inflate. Remove your mouth, and repeat the cycle
at about six times a minute.
the same time begin CPR by laying your dog on its right side on
his mouth closed and while performing artificial respiration, locate
the heart by reaching deep into the socket of the pet’s left leg
and counting 3-4 ribs back towards the tail along the pet’s chest.
Place heel of hand in that spot and compress his chest rhythmically
and firmly (but hot too hard) at 60-80 times per minute. Repeat.
the animal has fluid in its throat or is a victim of drowning hold
him upside down by his rear legs for 15-30 seconds.
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