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May 25, 2017

Watching your dog lay down in a life-threatening situation is a frightening and stressful experience for anyone who loves animals. Therefore, acquainting yourself with sufficient knowledge on how you should recognize and take action on such an occasion is vital. At least what you learn and choose to do can guarantee your dog a chance of survival, and this is where CPR comes in play. CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) is a life-saving procedure done to help dogs that lose their breathing and heartbeat. When a dog stops breathing, oxygen levels in the body cells drop rapidly, and vital organs such as the kidneys, liver, and brain begin to fail. Severe brain damage can occur within a few minutes of respiratory failure, which means it’s important to act fast!

Below is a comprehensive guide on how you should perform CPR on your dog:

Analyzing your dog

Contact your vet or any
emergency animal hospital

Determine whether or
not the dog is breathing

Check for a heartbeat

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