What Do You Do When Your Dog is Choking?(http://theilovedogssite.com/)
Choking is one of the most common reasons our dogs are taken to the emergency veterinary clinic. We try our best to keep our pets safe, but even under a watchful eye they can get into trouble. Knowing how to handle that trouble can become a life saving event. Dogs are constantly getting into items that they can, and do, choke on. A choking dog is an emergency situation, and you may not have time to get to the vet soon enough to save your precious friend. Therefore, it’s very important to understand how to safely treat a choking dog to make sure that he’s alive and as well as can be for his follow up visit with the veterinarian.
If your pet has become unconscious or you found your pet unconscious on arrival, and there is no noticeable object in the airway, you will need to perform a Heimlich maneuver. Follow the steps below depending on the size of your dog:
For Large Dogs:
For Small Dogs:
We hope that you’ll never need to know this information, but it’s always better to have it stored in case you do. You never know when an emergency is going to happen, and even situations we think are benign can turn catastrophic. For instance, it’s important to make sure that any balls you use for fetch are large enough not to fit past the back molars on your dog – therefore preventing it from becoming lodged and causing the dog to choke. Little things can be done to improve your dog’s safety, but there are still times when your pup might get into trouble. With these simple steps and the help of your veterinarian, your dog will hopefully receive all of the care needed to continue a healthy life.
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