Mike Adams co-authored the book The Real Safety Guide to Pet Health (Truth Publishing), and says one day you may be in a situation where you need to administer CPR to a pooch.
Luckily, he says, doing Pet CPR is easier than you might think, as long as you dont mind the feeling of putting your lips around the dogs nose.
Dog CPR involves pumping the chest cavity much like human CPR and closing the dogs mouth to breathe air in through its nose.
If you own a tiny chihuahua, Adams says you cant cheat and use a straw to transfer air because mouth to nose is the only way to ensure the process is air tight.
Adams notes, This is obviously an emergency-only situation, so youd better get it right. He says he cant imagine any dog would let you practice in advance.
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