Chances are you’ve heard about CPR and saving a human’s life with CPR. But did you know there’s also CPR for dogs (and other pets)? CPR is an abbreviation for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, and is basically, a combination of chest compression and artificial respiration (respiration by you). If in a situation, your dog faints or collapsed and you cannot hear his or her heart beat, it means your dog has a cardiac arrest and she needs emergency CPR. Soon after heart beat stops, breathing also stops and if you don’t help her immediately, she might be gone forever! So you have to know these CPR techniques properly to help her in such a worrisome situation. According to PetMD:
Before performing this procedure please keep in mind that Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation is hazardous and can cause physical complications or fatal damage if performed on a healthy dog. It should only be performed when necessary.
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