#7 – Be Sure To Check Your Dog’s Gums And Airway
Checking the dog’s gums will help you see if there is circulation as well.Blue gums may indicated the dog is not receiving enough oxygen. Inspect the airway and remove any obstructing objects. Signs that the dog is in shock include weak or fast pulse, short breaths, gray, purple or pale gums, glazing of the eyes, or if the dog appears weak or faints and means you should transport him to the vet as soon as you can. Meanwhile you must keep him covered with a blanket and keep him quiet and ensure his head is as low as his body. Start CPR if you are unable to get a pulse or find that he is not breathing.
Now you are ready to be there for your pup when he or she needs you the most. Teaching yourself doggie first aid today may very well lead to you saving your dog’s life one day. So take your job as a dog owner seriously and prepare yourself for even the worst situation. Your dog will thank you for it!