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PET SAFETY MONTH: 30 tips in 30 days that can save your pet's life - Tip #3

Posted by Bark Master on Apr 3, 2019 2:13:00 PM

Tip #3

If a pup is conscious and choking on something, trying to get it up, much like with humans, let nature take its course. You can do a modified Heimlich maneuver by pressing below a dog or cat’s rib cage in time with their own thrusts to throw it up. Just as with a human, be sure the thrusts are below the ribs.

 

You can do this between your thighs for a large dog, under your arm for a small dog or a cat.

If the animal goes down, straighten out its neck and pull its tongue out between its front teeth so you can look down its throat to see if there is a blockage. Use the light from your smartphone to see, If the animal is unconscious,

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