All you need to know about pet CPR training
CPR stands for 'cardiopulmonary resuscitation' which is a life-saving technique used to help dogs or pets that have stopped breathing or no heartbeat.
Instructions on how to perform CPR
For Small Dogs (10kg/22lbs)
• Use one-handed technique, wrapping the hand over sternum and chest.
• Give 30 chest compressions (100-120x/min)
• Allow the chest to fully recoil between compressions.
• Give patient two mouth-to-snout rescue breaths after each set of compressions (30:2)
For Medium to giant dogs
- Lay your dog on her side on a flat surface.
- Use two-handed technique, place your hand on the widest part of the chest avoid heart
- Keep arms straight push down on the rib cage. Compress the chest ¼ of its width. Squeeze and
- release rhythmically at a rate of 80 compressions per minute.
For deep and narrow or barrel-chested dogs
- Place your hands directly over the heart
- Do the chest compressions with the hands directly over the heart to employ the cardiac pump theory
- Do it continuously until other conditions follows.
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