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SAVE YOUR PUPPY! How to give your puppy CPR.

How to Give

Your Puppy

CPR





Your CPR certification for adults does not automatically mean you also know

the correct way to perform CPR on a fragile puppy. Chest compressions for

adult humans and dogs involve forceful motions, with one hand on top of the

other on the surface of the chest. However, this sort of force may break a

puppy's ribs. Learn the steps to modified respiration and CPR for puppies to

increase their chance of survival.





We Care, But Are Unprepared for Pet Emergencies





63%

of dog owners

would be 65% Women are

somewhat likely more likely than

(or more) to give men to be

CPR to their pet willing to do so

50%



Only 20% 54%

of all pet owners don't have an

have animal first emergency fire

aid kits evacuation plan

for their pet





Though our hearts are in the right places,

we need to know how to care for our pets in an emergency





CPR on Puppies With Injury or Illness



Choking, injuries or illnesses may result in your puppy's

heart or breathing stopping



CPR may save him



Check for heartbeat

and breathing







Have another

If no puse, person call your If a pulse but no breathing,

skip directly to CPR veterinarian perform artificial respiration

immediately

while you begin

resuscitation





Artificial Respiration





Clear blood or

mucus from airway If you see an object,

attempt to dislodge

Pull out your puppy's do not perform CPR if

tongue to ensure his puppy's airway is

airways is unobstructed blocked





When certain the airway is

clear, shut his mouth and

secure his lips with a hand

under his chin

Cup his nose with your other

hand to create a sealed tube

with your hands





Exhale gently through Continue until he begins

hands into puppy's to breathe

nose every

5-6 seconds If his heart stops beating,

proceed to CPR





CPR





Small puppy:

Place the thumbs and

forefingers of both hands

around the puppy's chest,

Large puppy: just behind front legs--

Lay puppy on his right side the heart is located her





Compress chest Repeat breathing into

1 time per second the puppy's nose

every 6 seconds





Continue until he begins to breathe,

assistance arrives, or the puppy is still

unresponsive after several minutes





CPR on Newborn Puppies



If a puppy in the litter is born without breathing, you may

be able to save her with artificial respiration and CPR





Have another person

call your veterinarian

immediately while you

begin resuscitation





Lower the head

so gravity can assist in

draining fluid from her

mouth, throat and lungs Use a suction

bulb to remove

excess fluid

mouth, nose

Ensure the puppy's and throat

airway is clear





Deliver 2-3 small

Close your mouth breaths--remember

around her a puppy's lungs are

mouth and nose very small, so to

avoid damage,

do not fully exhale





Be advised: certain diseases may be transmitted

to human through contact with affected puppies or their birth fluids





Feel for a heartbeat

by placing fingers on

the chest wall, or use

a stethoscope





If no heartbeat:



Place the thumbs and forefingers of

both hands around the puppy's chest,

just behind front legs--the heart is

located here



Compress the puppy's chest rapidly





Until you receive a response,

continue, administering small

breaths to her mouth and nose every

15-20 seconds



Each minute, check again for a

heartbeat or signs of breathing





If a heartbeat returns:

Turn her in your hands or hold by

her scruff. Rub the puppy with a

towel to stimulate. Administer

breaths if necessary





Continue caring for her for

roughly 20 minutes



If still no heartbeat:

Continue CPR for

roughly 5 minutes



If no results after this time,

she will likely not live





CPR Success Rate is Slim--But Worthwhile





While about 1 in 7 to 1 in 3 people may be saved by CPR...





Fewer than 1 in 10 pets will survive with CPR





The American Red Cross offers

pet safety and CPR courses.

+

Put safety first: prepare for

tomorrow by training today.

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If you didn't know, well now you know. That puppies need CPR too, not only do they need it when they are drowning or choking its a different method that is used on humans. The graphic tells you everyt...
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