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What we will now do a practical demonstration on delivering CPR to a dog. If we did it to a cat, it would be very similar, but in this example, we use the dog. So, the first thing we need to do is make sure the scene is safe when approaching just in case the dog is laying somewhere where there is traffic and you could potentially get injured or there are other dangers. So, check the scene, stop, think, act, make sure the whole area is safe. When you have done that approach the dog and the first thing we need to do, in this example here we have found a dog here and we suspect it not breathing. So, the first thing we need to do is a breathing check.

So, the first thing you do is take your left hand, pop it under the head and your right hand across onto the stomach, and you look, listening and feeling for signs of breathing for up to 10 seconds. So actually, count out loud. Two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, 10. So in this example, there is no breathing at all. So, the next thing to do is to hold the tip of the tongue, pull it to the side of the mouth, close the mouth around with one hand, and then deliver a breath until you see the chest rise. And once you have done that wait six seconds and then deliver another one, five cycles. In this example here, there are no signs of life.

So, the next thing to do after those five cycles is to find if there is a pulse. So, taking the fingers, remember to keep the thumb away inside the back leg to see whether there is a pulse, 10 seconds, there is no pulse in this example. So now taking the line of the elbow, you can bring the hand around to the chest and push down 30 compressions about 100 to 120 per minute. We are pushing down about one third the depth of the chest, so it is quite a way we are pushing down and we carry that on for 30 compressions. Once you have done the 30 compressions, we will straight away move on to delivering two breaths. So, we will do compression 30, then breath, allow the chest to fall, breath again, and then straight back to the 30 compressions again.

So, we carry this on, if we did hand over to a second rescuer then you can hand over quite easily by just talking through. So, you can hand over and the next person will do a breath and then carry on with compressions to make it a bit easier. Ideally, do that every two minutes. So once you have done this hopefully it will have the positive results but in any case, you can get someone else to call a vet, Try and see what you can do, but as we said on the earlier video, the chance of survival on this if it is something other than maybe something like drowning is fairly small, however, this could save your pets life.