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Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

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This is a method to treat a dog that is not breathing and has no heart beat. The video above demonstrates rescue breaths, which are no longer taught as part of human first aid in the UK, however research supports the primary use of Canine chest compressions as the fastest method to ensure oxygen delivery to the dog.

It is critical that you start chest compressions as soon as possible in the event of a cardiopulmonary arrest.

Sadly, even when performed by a Veterinary surgeon, CPR does not often result in a positive outcome. You can however be assured that even if your attempt fails you know you did everything that you could to save the dog’s life.