The GOLD STANDARD IN rehabilitation treatments and wellness programmes for dogs

Cardiac Compressions

© | March 2022
  • Lay the dog on it’s right side. if possible, on the floor and not on a mat
  • Kneel next to the dog with the dog’s back nearest your knees and view the chest ahead of you as this helps prevent the dog from sliding forward as you apply compressions
  • Interlink your hands and place your palm firmly against the chest wall just behind the forelimbs over the 3rd and 6th ribs
  • Apply firm pressure in a rhythmical pattern of 110-120 compressions per minute – to the tune of ‘Staying Alive’ is the right speed
  • Lock your elbows and use straight arms and power this movement from your body
  • Check the femoral pulse intermittently