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Thread: Do You Know What to Do if Your Dog is Choking?

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    Default Do You Know What to Do if Your Dog is Choking?

    All of a sudden i heard my boy squealing, that high pitch squeal as if he hurt himself, i ran over to him & he started gagging, I assume he was chocking on his food, I panicked & just started hitting his back & stomach. It was terrifying!!

    I'm not really sure if he was choking or hurt himself, once he stopped he just stood there stiff & crooked. It almost looked like he had a stroke. I think he was in shock.

    He's fine now, playing, but OMG I was so scared!!

    I had no idea what to do, I probably should read up on first aid for dogs or somthing.

    Do you know what to do?
    Last edited by Twinkie; 08-29-2014 at 04:57 PM.

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    If he was squealing, he wasn't choking. he may have swallowed something that hurt going down. I had a dog once that gobbled a chucnk of meat and he yelped and carried on because the chunk was large and he didn't chew it and it must have hurt.

    However, I do have a pdf in my files somewhere that shows you what to do if a dog stops breating or chokes. I'll see if I can dig it up.
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    I actually have no idea. Previously i've done what you did, pat the back and tummy. I really should find out too i suppose. Usually they right themselves but thats not always going to be the case.

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    I think you can do a heimlich(sp) manouvre on dogs like people but its slightly different.

    Failing that, I would open the dogs mouth and stick my hand down there

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    I looked in his mouth after I hit his back but couldn't see anything. The only thing that made me think he was choking was the gagging sound.

    After that I thought maybe he had hurt his leg or somthing since he wouldn't move, I had a quick look over him to see if he had been bitten by somthing, he looked weird but I thought maybe itvwas shock

    The only other thing I'm thinking is a cramp, do dogs get cramps?

    The whole thing happened quickly & Im really not sure what actually happened.

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    Could it have been mild fit?

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    For small dogs, you have to hold them up by their back legs, head facing the ground. If this doesn't work, swing the dog from side to side in a few big motions. Keep doing this until whatever the dog is choking on falls out.
    For larger dogs, wrap your arms around their abdomen and lift their back legs off the ground and give firm slow squeezes...if that makes sense.
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    Perfect examples!

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    Wonderful examles AMF I have gotten new born puppies to breath by swinging them to clear fluid from airways too, you need to give them a good hard swing being careful to support head and neck. very few pup neeed this but it will save that odd one who ingests fluid perhaps during too fast a birth.

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    Thanks Aussie, Good to know! I'm still not actually sure what happened to him, but at least I know what to do now should he ever choke on somthing.
    Last edited by Twinkie; 04-10-2011 at 08:51 AM.

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