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First Aid for Dogs
Would you know what to do in an emergency? On this page, you will find links to resources on Canine First Aid.
If your dog stops breathing, remember ABC:
A is for Airway:
Pull the tongue forward.
Check there’s nothing in the dog’s throat.
B is for Breathing:
Look and listen.
If the dog isn’t breathing, extend the dog’s neck, close their mouth and blow down the dog’s nose. Use your hand as a ‘funnel’ so that you don’t put your mouth directly over the dog’s nose.
C is for Circulation:
Check for a heartbeat or pulse.
If you are sure there is no heartbeat, compress the chest twice per second vigorously enough to achieve obvious chest compression.
Dogs can easily choke on food, toys, or any number of things they put in their mouths. If you can't dislodge the object with your fingers, you may need to use the Heimlich Manoeuvre (Canine Heimlich manoeuvre video).