Dog CPR It’s Possible? – Pet First Aid

Firefighters provide Dog CPR a canine rescued from a fire

Dog CPR It’s Possible? – Pet First Aid

The technique that can revive a victim of cardiac arrest when he was technically dead is the protocol and rescue Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), but did you know that Dog CPR can save the life of your pet? Yes, the Pet First Aid and RCP can also be performed on pets like dog and cat and possibly other pets and animals.

The American Red Cross offers courses of Dog CPR and Cat CPR and even for humans. If you learn the pet CPR, chances are that you can save the life of your beloved dog, you just have to know some basic rules about Dog First Aid and Dogs CPR.

Anytime you can save the life of your dog or other pet’s life, so it is necessary to learn and practice the protocol for provide Dog First Aid and Dog CPR to help, surely you will feel very good about yourself after saving the life of an animal.

 

Protocol Dog CPR:

The protocol and techniques of Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation for dogs (Dog CPR) change a little according to the weight and size of the canine. As an important basic rule must be completely sure that the dog is suffering cardiac arrest, and always be very careful because a frightened dog might bite unexpectedly at any time. The CPR can be very dangerous and even deadly for healthy dogs who are not suffering cardiac arrest, and should only be done if it is completely certain that necessary.

The first thing you should do is check the awareness and responsiveness, it is necessary to try to wake the dog and check his breathing and pulse. Check airways to see if there is anything that obstructs, substances and objects such as blood, chew toy and pieces of food are the most common. If the dog has his tongue, lips and gums blue, you already know you need to apply and perform CPR for dogs. Remember the dog should not breathe and have a pulse to make a CPR Dogs.

 

CPR Dog for weigh less than 30 pound:

 

dog suffering a strike to the heart.
CPR Dogs being treated while suffering a strike to the heart
  1. Put the dog preferably on the floor or on a flat, hard surface, with the left side up and the right side down. Put on the dog’s back.
  2. Place your hands with outstretched palms and fingers intertwined in the dog’s chest just above where his heart.
  3. Without bending and keeping your arms straight compresses firmly fast and strong at a depth of an inch to a quarter or a third of the width of the dog’s chest. Compress and expand the chest completely leave to the dog’s heart again fills with blood. Compress at a rate and frequency of 100 times per minute.
  4. Keep your hands mouth of the dog closed and give rescue breaths, if you are alone, enter blow air with his mouth through the dog’s nose every five compressions; if someone is there to help, rescue breaths should be once every two or three compressions.

 

CPR Dogs for weigh more than 30 pounds:

 

CPR Dogs
Shown Dog CPR how to perform on a canine mannequin
  1. Put the dog preferably on the floor or on a flat, hard surface, with the left side up and the right side down. Put on the dog’s back.
  2. Place your hands with outstretched palms and fingers intertwined in the dog’s chest just above where his heart.
  3. Without bending and keeping your arms straight compresses firmly fast and strong at a depth of an inch to a quarter or a third of the width of the dog’s chest. Compress and expand the chest completely leave to the dog’s heart again fills with blood. Compress at a rate and frequency of 80 times per minute.
  4. Keep your hands mouth of the dog closed and give rescue breaths, if you are alone, enter blow air with his mouth through the dog’s nose every five compressions; if someone is there to help, rescue breaths should be once every two or three compressions.

Cat CPR Graphic Demonstration
Cat CPR Graphic Demonstration

Surprisingly Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation for animals is very similar to that of people. However, there are some other things that should be very mindful when you practice CPR to a dog or a cat. These things are:

If the animal is not completely unconscious will never practice Pet CPR

Firefighters provide Dog First Aid and Pet CPR
Firefighters provide Dog First Aid and Pet CPR

If your dog is unconscious and although not react but if breathing and has no pulse, not give cardio pulmonary resuscitation. The same goes for cats and dogs that not breathing nothing but his heart is still beating or are suffering from an airway obstruction and have difficulty breathing.

If you performed CPR on an animal conscious can cause unpleasant bite or scratch because he will try to defend themselves. The CPR for animals that is aware, with pulse and breathing can kill the pet.

It is very important to be absolutely sure that the animal does not respond, no have pulse, no breathing prior to practice Dog CPR.

The compression force must be proportional to body size dog otherwise using excessive force he could cause irreversible damage to the bone structure and organs of the animal.

In dogs breathing and heartbeat are separate

Veterinarian applying protocol CPR Dogs
Veterinarian applying protocol CPR Dogs

Dogs and cats have more independent their heart and lungs, if the dog stops breathing heart would keep beating for several minutes more.

It is therefore very important to ensure and verify if the airway is obstructed by any object or substance before starting CPR dogs.

The most basic measure of dog first aid is to verify that the airway is clear, if the airway is obstructed with something try to clear it and open it quickly so that air can reach the lungs, all this must be done before starting CPR can succeed.

When a cardiac arrest the reaction time is too short for that reason should be started Pet CPR as soon as possible, then the animal should be taken to a veterinarian for evaluation.

The service of emergency of veterinary clinics will take some time to arrive at your home, you’re the person who is closer to the animal, and if you know Pet First Aid and CPR for dogs and have practiced the technique and protocol could save your life your pet.

Remember to always check airway and breathing of the dog, most cardiac arrests are caused by asphyxiation.

If you have a pet and love deeply you must learn Dogs First Aid and CPR for dogs.

To measure the pulse of dog you should look at a different location that the people

In animals like cats and dogs seeks to check the pulse palpating the femoral artery, which is located right on the inner thigh. In humans the pulse is looking palpating the carotid artery at the base of the neck or the radial artery in the wrist.

Positioning is different for CPR Dogs

Run their elbow back looking for the place of the heart
Run their elbow back looking for the place of the heart

People should be placed on the back for CPR, but the dogs and others pets must be lying to one side because they have a deeper chest that the people chest and that influences the position of their hearts.

We must lay the dog one side and run their elbow back looking for the place of his ribs to calculate and estimate the location of the heart, fair is located right where the elbow can not be more flexed.

Always remember: The CPR for animals that is aware, with pulse and breathing can kill the pet.

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