The love between a dog owner and dog can’t be overstated. You want the best for your pet, and you take care of them by planning regular veterinarian visits, buying the best food and spoiling Fido with kisses. You may even be fluent in your dog’s language (body language, that is).
But would you be prepared if the unthinkable happened? What would you do if you came home and your dog was struggling to breathe? Learning animal CPR is just as important as mastering CPR for humans, and today’s infographic shares all that you need to know. Start out by laying your dog on his or her right side on a flat surface, then put both hands over the heart and push about 1/3 of the way down. Do this at a rate of 100 to 120 pumps per minute.
Every 30 or so pumps, close your dog’s snout and breathe into your dog’s nose twice. Continue for ten to fifteen minutes or until your dog regains consciousness. It’s a good idea to take a trip to an emergency vet as well, because something serious could be going on. Hopefully, you will never have to perform CPR on your dog, but if there ever is a time your dog needs it, you could potentially save your dog’s life.