Wednesday, March 18, 2015

How to Give Your Dog the Heimlich Maneuver

This is a picture showing how to give your dog the Heimlich Maneuver.  I think it's something important to know; especially if you dog loves to chew!  Be gentle with a puppy and get them straight to your veterinarian just in case there is still something lodged in his/her stomach.

My dog chewed on something while lying on a throw rug with fringe and an x-ray showed there was string wrapped around her intestines.  It could have killed her! Thankfully, she was in the hospital in time.

(Please skip "A" with puppies, a dachshund or any dog with the body shape of a dachshund and toy dogs due to their fragile spines.  It would be best to talk to your Veterinarian if you're unsure if you should use "A" on your pet.)

If this can save just one dog, I'll be happy!

1 comment:

NeverTooOld said...

Wow, how cool is this! I just wonder how many folks who own dogs know about this and would it work with cats? Glad to hear your pooch is okay! Great post and I had no idea, but good to know!