If you don’t know what CPR does, it:
CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) preserves brain function until proper blood circulation and breathing can be restored.
The signs that indicate the need for CPR include unconsciousness, lack of arousal, lack of physical movement, or eye blinking. These symptoms can occur from drowning, choking, electrical shock, or a number of other situations.
Source: CPR for Dogs, DogHeirs Team, October 5, 2011
- DogHeirs: CPR for dogs (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) by DogHeirs Team, October 5, 2011
Below is a video on administering CPR on dogs, that was also included in the article. Note: The instructional video below recommends a compression to ventilation ratio of 15 compressions followed by one breath. A June 2012 Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care article recommends a compression to ventilation ratio of 30 compressions followed by two breaths.
- Breathing, and
- Cardiac compression
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