How to give your puppy CPR (Infographic)

Today’s post comes from guest blogger Hannah Davis. The information contained could save your dog’s life.

German Shepherd puppies

Bringing a new furry friend into your home is always a special time, but obtaining a puppy means that you’ve got to be prepared to be responsible for its well-being.

Just like with human beings, basic first aid knowledge and CPR techniques could save its life in the event of an illness or injury. Surprisingly enough, only about 20 percent of pet owners have a basic pet first aid kit in their home.

Puppies are active, curious creatures that often sustain injuries due to mischievous behavior. Their human companions should know appropriate actions to take in the event that their little ball of furry fun bites off more than it can chew and ends up choking on the furniture.

Performing CPR on a puppy is not complicated, but there are some important differences in providing life-saving measures to a puppy than to a human being or even to an adult dog. Learn about proper puppy CPR techniques in this educational infographic.

Puppy CPR Infographic via Carrington Colleges Veterinary Assistant program.

Have you ever performed CPR on a dog? How prepared are you for an animal health emergency?

Disclaimer: This post is for educational purposes only. Only trained persons should attempt CPR on any person or pet. To learn more about pet CPR techniques or become trained to do so, consult your veterinarian.


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I live with two formerly wayward dogs. I care deeply about the environment, and I think gardening is a revolutionary act.

Posted on June 27, 2012, in Dogs and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 11 Comments.

  1. Great info! Would it be OK if I linked back to this some time?

  2. What a fantastically informative post – thank you

  3. This is great info that goes unknown by too many. I have a good friend that saved his black lab by doing mouth-to-snout CPR. The vet even told him that w/o that, she wouldn’t have made it!

  4. Great Advice. Luckily have never had to give a pup CPR, but have done it to a lamb. Have a Great Day!

  5. I can’t tell you how happy I was to find this information! Unfortunately, it’s something one doesn’t think about until there is an emergency, which is too late to learn. Thank you for posting this!

  6. Great post! Thank you very much for sharing this vital information. The graphics are great and easy to understand.

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