January 23, 2011 Many people want to learn how to perform CPR on dogs. Hopefully they will never have to use it, but it is always better to be prepared. It is not that complicated and very similar to human CPR.
So if you want to learn how to perform CPR on dogs follow the steps below. If you want to increase competency, you can even take a dog CPR class in your town.
How To Perform CPR in Dogs
1. Lay your dog flat on their side.
2. Place your hands over the widest part of the dog's chest, one hand over the other.
3. Compress the chest 80 times a minute.
4. Only push down about 1/4 the depth of the chest. For small dogs, this is only about 1 inch!
5. Continue CPR until help arrives or your dog starts breathing.
Also, here is a helpful video on how to perform CPR in dogs: