Puppy Dog Shock Treatment

Any animal that suffers a traumatic experience can go into "shock". When a puppy is in a state of shock their pulse will be fast but weak and their breathing shallow and irregular. Their skin will be pale, cold to the touch but they will sweat profusely. To help the circulation of the blood to the brain you should lay the puppy dog with its head slightly lower than the rest of its body. Do not give the dog anything to drink until the veterinarian has checked it. Never give a puppy in shock any alcohol to drink. If the puppy is very cold you can cover it with something light to keep its body temperature at normal. Seek immediate medical attention as shock can sometimes be a symptom of something life threatening.

Puppy dog artificial respiration

Pull out the puppy's tongue and place it on one side of his mouth. Make sure to take out any foreign object that is obstructing the airway. If the dog has fallen into water, place him head down to get the water out of his lungs. Lay the puppy on his right side and place his head and neck on the floor as if the dog were looking forward in order to facilitate the maximum amount of air going in. Place your hands around the dog's nose as if making a funnel with them. Put your lips on the "funnel" and blow without stopping for three seconds, this way your breath will go into the nose of the dog in order to fill his lungs with air. Rest for about two seconds and repeat again. Continue until the dog is able to breath on his own again.

Dog cardio-pulmonary resuscitation

If a puppy's heat stops beating, give the puppy cardiac massages immediately by:

  • Playing the inferior part of your palm over the left side of the dog's chest, right behind the dog's elbow. Place your other hand on top of the other and push with force, downwards and upwards, pushing toward the dogs head.
  • Push on the dog three times very quickly and firmly and then do CPR on the dog. You should alternate this in the following way: pump, pump, pump, breath etc. Each pump should be about a second each.
  • Repeat this whole sequence fifteen to twenty times per minute until you are able to hear the dog's heart beat. When you are able to feel the dogs heart beat, stop pumping and continue giving CPR to the dog while you are rushing to the veterinary clinic.

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