CPR FOR DOGS
CPR for dogs
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, or CPR, is used for dogs just like in humans. It is a combination of chest compression and breathing air into the dogs lungs. It is used to save a dogs life when you cannot feel or hear the dog’s heart beat. Once a dogs stops breathing, their heart will go into cardiac arrest and stop beating.
Anytime you plan on performing CPR be mindful that performing it on a healthy dog can cause permanent and even fatal damage. Be sure that the dog is actually is having a problem prior to performing CPR. In other words, don’t panic / assess the situation / and use proper judgement before start performing CPR.
How To Perform CPR on a Dog
First you want to ensure the dog is actually in need of CPR. Listen for a heartbeat, look for rising of the chest, and put your check against the dogs nose to feel for air.
Lay the dog on his or her right side and on a flat surface. Cup your hands together one on top of the other and find the heart area (in front of left shoulder of dog), lock your elbows and secure your position directly over top of the dog.
Begin giving compression’s at a rate of 100 beats per min for dogs under 30lbs and 80 beat per min for dogs over 30lbs. Ensure you compress (at minimum) 1 inch into chest.
After 5 compression’s, give the dog one breath. Hold the muzzle closed and make sure you seal your mouth around the nostril. After you give the one breath, return to original position and continue compression’s.
Remember 5 Compression and 1 Breath.
If you have a second person its 2 Compressions 1 Breaths
IF 10 MINUTES HAVE PASTED;