Pit Bull Health Tip: What to Do When Your Dog is Choking?

Let me paint you a picture…

Your dog staggers into the room and you notice they aren’t making any noises and they look like they are in distress. It hits you as fast as speeding bullet, Your dog is choking to death!

What do you do?

1. Call the vet?
2. Reach down their throat and try to grab the item?
3. Watch as your dog struggles for their life right in front of you?
4. Quickly and calming administer doggy CPR, remove the object and take them to the vet?

What was your answer?

If it wasn’t #4 then you need to keep reading this article.

Be Prepared for the Worst

If you know exactly what to do in a tough situation or an emergency, you infinitely increase the chances that your dog will be around for a long time to come.

Steps to the Doggy Heimlich Maneuver and how to help your Pit Bull if they are choking:

Step One: You should lay your dog on their side and place one hand on their back and the other on their stomach just behind their rib cage.
Step Two: Using the stomach hand, push in and toward the throat twice, but without too much force.
Step Three: If you can see a foreign object, sweep your fingers through their mouth to remove it. If he or she still choking, place your mouth over their nose and exhale until their chest rises.
Step Four: Repeat the above step once, and then thrust two more times.
Step Five: Continue until he or she coughs out the obstruction.

Now consider what would happen if he or she started to choke and you had no clue what to do, then ended up spending 10 minutes calling vets and driving them there. Making sure you’re prepared to care for your Pit Bulls health and well being is a great way to show your dog how much you love them.