How to Rescue a Dog in 6 Steps


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Unexpected health issues can appear in a dog of any age, breed, and state of health. If their heart suddenly stops or they can’t breathe, rushing to a vet won’t be an option. That’s why it’s important to keep in mind a simple and effective first aid technique that will help you to bring your 4-legged friend back to life.

Bright Side is ready to help all the dog owners out there, and wants you to learn 2 basic procedures — compressions and artificial respiration — to always be ready for anything.


How to Rescue a Dog in 6 Steps

Warning: You should not practice CPR on a healthy dog. This can cause serious health issues, especially if the procedure is not performed right.

Step 1: Position your dog properly

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Step 2: Find the position of their heart

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Step 3: Performing compressions

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Step 4: Artificial respiration

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Perform artificial respiration after every 15 compressions.

Step 5: Perform an abdominal squeeze

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Bigger dog breeds can also benefit from an abdominal squeeze procedure.

Step 6: Repeat

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Keep repeating the steps until the dog regains a steady pulse and starts to breathe. Do it for no longer than 20 minutes.

Of course, it’s very important to visit a vet right afterward to get your friend checked out. Have you ever seen someone save a pet’s life? Let’s share our stories in the comment section!

Illustrated by Leonid Khan for BrightSide.me


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