It is rare that you will ever have to perform the Heimlich Maneuver in your pet, but if an emergency were to arise then knowing how to do it could prove life-saving. Choking can occur due to several reasons, and it’s worrying when it happens, so here we explore the possible causes and actions you should take.
Table of Content
- Choking is an emergency situation
- You may need to administer treatment at home
- The Heimlich maneuver helps to expel an object out of the airway
- Get your dog checked over by a veterinarian as soon as possible afterward
- Avoid giving your dog hard food items or inappropriately sized balls to play with
Symptoms and types:
Understanding the diagnostics
Learning about the causes
Best treatment options
The Heimlich maneuver
Home remedies and their effectiveness
When to see a vet
Rebecca is a companion animal vet who has always had a passion for writing and client communication. Since her graduation from the Royal Veterinary college in 2009, she has gained a wealth of experience in first opinion small animal practice, in both clinical and managerial roles. She currently works in the South West and deals with a variety of routine and emergency appointments, but particularly enjoys medicine cases. Outside of work and writing, she enjoys spending time with her family, including her bouncy flat-coated retriever George!