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Artificial Respiration and CPR for Dogs

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Continue CPR until the dog breathes on his own and has a steady pulse. If vital signs do not return after 10 minutes of CPR, the likelihood of success is remote. Consider stopping CPR.

Note that CPR has the potential to cause complications, including broken ribs and pneumothorax. Also, never practice artificial respiration or heart massage on a healthy dog; you can seriously injure the dog.

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WebMD Veterinary Reference from "Dog Owner's Home Veterinary Handbook"

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