How to Save a Dog From Choking
First, analyze your dog
Maneuvers to save a dog from choking
The Heimlich Maneuver
Hug the dog by the waist, with his head pointing downward. Hold him firmly, but not too tight.
It is a good idea to have someone hold the dog by the scruff as you perform it. It will help keep the dog remain steady and can restrain him if he’s frantic.
- Your hands should be in the following position: Form a fist and cover it with your other hand.
- Your hands should be placed just under his thorax, on the soft area just under the rib-cage.
- Give 3-5 thrusts inwards and upwards. Be careful not to use excessive force because you could hurt or fracture your dog’s bones.
- Repeat the procedure 3 or 4 times, pausing briefly between each set of thrusts.