How To Rescue A Dog In 6 Steps That Could Potentially Save Its Life
Step 2: Find the position of their heart
For big dogs, this procedure needs to be performed on the widest part of the dog’s ribcage and near their heart but not directly on it. For smaller dog breeds which weigh 30lbs or less than16.6 kg, you will need to position your fingers on one side of their chest and your thumb on the other side, around it, or simply use your fingers at the top.
Step 3: Begin performing compressions
Keep your elbows straight and start pushing down on your dog’s ribcage with your palms after placing them one on top of the other. Make sure that each push is form and quick and repeated in sequence one after another. Compress only 1/3 or 1/4 of their chest width and repeat these movements 15 times approximately for 10 seconds.
4For smaller dogs
In the case of smaller dogs, do not use your whole palm as it can prove to be a little too much. For small dogs, using your thumbs or fingers to press on the chest area will do just fine. You will need to perform these compressions about 17 repeatedly over a period of 10 seconds.
Step 4: Begin performing artificial respiration
After every 15 compressions you may perform artificial respiration. First, seal the dog’s lips by placing your hand over their muzzle after making sure that their mouth is closed. Position your mouth close to your dog’s nostril and begin blowing gently. In doing this, your dog’s chest will expand and rise.