How to Give Your Puppy a CPR

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Stimulate

Attempt to wake the dog up by gently shaking it or calling its name. Only proceed with CPR if the dog remains unresponsive.

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Check Chest Movement

Observe if the dog's chest is rising and falling. If not, check for airway blockages by inspecting the mouth and removing any visible obstructions.

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Assess Heartbeat

Locate the dog's pulse by placing two fingers on its inner thigh or under the left armpit. Count the pulses and determine the heartbeats per minute.

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Call for Assistance

If the dog is unresponsive, call for help from nearby individuals or contact a vet or animal hospital for assistance.

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Position for CPR

Lay the dog on its side on a flat surface and position yourself behind it with your hands on its chest.

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Hand Placement

Interlock your fingers over the dog's chest, positioning the heel of your hand for effective compression.

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Perform Compressions

Administer 100 to 120 compressions per minute, maintaining a steady rhythm and releasing pressure completely after each compression.

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Integrate Rescue Breaths

Incorporate rescue breaths every 30 compressions or 6 seconds, ensuring a proper seal over the dog's nostrils during breathing.

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Switch Roles

If performing CPR with a partner, alternate roles after 2 minutes to maintain effectiveness.

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Continue CPR

Persist with CPR if the dog remains unresponsive, checking for signs of improvement after each cycle.

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