How to prevent your dog from choking

It can be scary if you see your dog choking. It isn’t all that uncommon, so it’s important to know what to do.

If you catch your dog choking, try and keep him calm. If he panics, it could make things worse. If you have a pair of tweezers, try opening your dog’s mouth and seeing if you can remove the object. Avoid using your finger, as it can push the object further into your dog’s throat.

You can also try a form of CPR where you strike your dog's chest quickly and firmly while he's on his side with his head and neck extended. Taking a pet CPR class can help you learn how to do this.

If you’re struggling to help your dog, and especially if he can still breathe and you have time, you should consider taking him to your local animal hospital Anderson, IN.


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