Do you know what to do if your pet stops breathing? Know some emergency procedures if your dog or cat choking or difficulty breathing, the life of your pet could save because you do not have time to get to a vet. Here’s how to do CPR on a dog and cat.
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CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) preserves brain function until the blood circulation and breathing can be restored.
The characters indicate the need for CPR awareness, lack of emotion, lack of exercise or wink. These symptoms can occur from drowning, suffocation, electric shock or a number of other situations.
If your pet is a foreign body in the throat, it is important to try to remove before restarting.
Perform mouth-to-nose resuscitation
The following information has been updated with the latest guidelines recommended to restart set by the first evidence-based research on the best way for dogs and cats in cardiac arrest. It was published in June 2012 by the campaign of resuscitation revaluation of animals (RECOVER). The study recommends some updates recent practices manual CPR for dogs.
cpr figure6Perform 100-120 compressions per minute
Performing a compression ratio give mouth-to-nose ventilation 30 compressions followed by two breaths
Perform CPR compressions / chest for different breast types and sizes of dogs (see photos below).
The key to CPR is the memory of the ABC:
To perform the three techniques, follow these steps.
Put the dog on a level surface and extend the head back, to create a line of flight. (Current Practices recommend the dog on his / her right side (heart), but the latest recommended guidelines state that either the left or right lateral position are acceptable.)
Open the jaws to examine barriers and, if possible, and are not easily removed, try to remove the object.
Cup your hand around the muzzle of the dog’s mouth, so that only the nostrils are clear. Air bubbles in turn depends on the size of the dog in the nostrils with five or six rapid breathing. Small dogs and puppies and require short and shallow breaths. Large dogs are long and deeper breaths. Take quick breaths at a rate of one breath every three seconds or 20 breaths per minute.
Check a heartbeat. His fingers inside of the thigh, just above the knee if you do not feel a pulse, place your hand on the chest dog cavity where the elbow touches the center of the chest. If you still can not find a pulse, a person must keep breathing in the nostrils (mouth-to-nose), while the other gives the chest compressions / cardiac massage. If you are alone, perform compression and mouth-to-snout vent.
Type the chest dog compressions (CPR compressions) with both hands palms down on the cavity of the dog’s chest. For most dogs chest compressions at the widest part of the chest can be performed while the dog is lying on its side.
For dogs with keel-shaped boxes, press (ie, at bottom, narrow chest) in breeds such as Greyhounds down near the armpit of the dog, just above the heart.
For dogs with tons of top dogs like English Bulldog dog lie on your back and compressed sternum (above the heart), such as humans.
Adopted wrapped for small dogs and cats chest compressions scan with one hand around the sternum, around the heart or both hands on the coasts.
For large dogs, place your hands on top of each other.
For small dogs and puppies, you lay a hand or thumb on the chest.
Use push the heel of the hand (s) for 30 compressions followed by two quick puffs of air (ventilation) down and check that consciousness is restored then. When consciousness was not restored, will continue cuts in cycles of 100 to 120 compressions per minute (same rate for those administered).
Perform CPR in cycles 2 minutes to check breathing and consciousness is restored.
Ideally, CPR, then carried on the way to taking emergency veterinary office. If this is not possible, contact a veterinarian when the dog began to breathe.
The following diagrams illustrate how to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation in dogs with different types of breast.
Figure (A) illustrates the process for most dogs. You can apply chest compressions at the widest part of the chest, while the dog is lying on its side.
Figure (B) shows the technique for dogs with keel-shaped boxes.
Figure (C) shows the technique of high dogs drum.
For small dogs and cats chest compressions can be administered two ways.
- Figure (A) illustrates wrapping one hand around the sternum while supporting the back.
- Figure (B) illustrates two-handed compression.