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What to Do If Your Pet Dog Is Choking-First Aid

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Is your dog feels difficulty in breathing, rubbing mouth on ground, coughing, gagging, releasing blue gum then be alert you beloved dog is chocking. Chocking means blockage of airway which create difficulties in breathing. It cause when your dog swallow some object which stuck into their thoughts. It’s curious matter. Out carelessness may lead him to death.

Chocking is very common in dog because they take greater interesting in exploring the world around. They used they mouth to inspects different thing. During this activity its probably happens that something tucked in his trough which restrict they way of air essential for breathing. Shocking may occurs due to partly, fully or mild blockage of airway. Here we tell you what to do if your dog is cocking.

Common Symptoms telling you, your dog is chocking:

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•    Be alert is your pet dog continually coughing without any illness or throat disease.
•    Watch if you dog wheezing, gasping and struggling while breathing.
•    Excess drool or gagging is major symptom express that your dog is chocking.
•    When you dog pawing at his moth and whimpering, it an act to bring out the object by own.
•    You dog are unable to swallow anything.
•    There is visible object feel in back of his throat.
•    He may collapses.
•    You dog lost consciousness and do irregular moments.

Check your dog really chocking or not:

If you find any symptom in your dog but still confused about he’s chocking or not. There is simple trick explain what’s the matter is. Offer dog favorite treat or other thing to eat. If dog swallow it then your dog is not chocking.

What to do if your dog is chocking:

Immediate care:

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Gently rubbing his throat is best when you dog face chocking when something tightly wrap around the throat, after making him free from loop. But you have to bring out the object if it tucked in his throat. Be clam while dealing with chocking dog. It’s better for your own protection as well as dog life safety. Open dog moth by using both hands while dislodging the object block airway. Does this act if you watch object clearly and feel you can do it? Use tweezers or pliers instead of hands because dislodging object with hand is bigger risk. It may push object deeper with any accidental moment.
If you can’t see object inside dog mouth then you have to do other task to remove it but it depend over dog size;

If you have smaller dog:

Pulling upside and down is best way to dislodge dissolving object if you have small dog because it’s impossible to do with larger dogs. Gravity play greater role in this act.  Pick up hind leg, back legs, and move dog upside down to shake the object out of the mouth. If you can’t find any result than give 4-5 sharp blows by using both hands between the shoulders it need some force but too much force damage ribs and shoulders. Repeat the process again if it does work in first time.

For larger dog:

Upside down theory is also good for larger dog but you can do this alone. Tilt the dog forward instead of shaking its body up and down.

Perform Heimlich maneuver:

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Heimlich maneuver is risky acts do when you done when you have no option behind to bring back your dog. Just done if you 100% sure of dog chocking because it serious act damage dog ribs.

Place your arm around dog belly by joining both hands. Bring dog in a position as it head point down toward ground. Heimlich maneuver best works under gravity so it necessary to positioned dog head down. Firmly push up and forwards, after making hand fist, jest behind the ribcage. 3-5 quick thrusts upward and forward to dislodge object. Repeat again if still you dog feeling difficulty in breathing. Now check dog mouth and remove the object.

What to do after removing object:

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When you dislodge object check dog breath. If you dog has no pulse, but still alive then go for CPR.  Contact to related vet for further treatment. Ask vet to check dog properly and treat any injury.

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