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Be Prepared: Performing CPR for dogs

As pet owners, ensuring the safety and well-being of our furry companions is a top priority. Just like humans, our beloved pets can experience medical emergencies and being prepared to act swiftly can make all the difference. One essential skill every pet owner should have in their toolkit is knowing how to perform CPR for dogs.

Why learn canine CPR?

Accidents happen! Knowing how to administer CPR could save your dog's life in an emergency. Whether it's choking, drowning, or cardiac arrest, being able to provide immediate CPR can buy valuable time until professional help is given. It is a skill that every pet owner should be familiar with, especially if you have a senior dog or one with health issues.

Here is a diagram outlining each step to successfully carry out CPR on a dog


  • Always prioritise your safety and the safety of others.

  • Keep calm and focused during the process.

  • Practice regularly to maintain proficiency.

Enroll in a pet CPR course

While reading about canine CPR is informative, nothing beats hands-on training. There are lots of certified pet CPR courses offered by instructors. These courses provide practical demonstrations, simulations and guidance tailored to various emergency scenarios, empowering you to act confidently when it matters most.

By equipping yourself with this life-saving skill, you can be prepared to handle emergencies with confidence and give your pet the best chance of recovery. Remember, in an emergency, every second counts!

for further information on the health and safety of your pet, please seek professional advice.

Love and licks,

Tails of Pawfection

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