1526 you may also use the modified heimlich maneuver

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veterinary treatment facility as the airway may have become blocked due to swelling. 1.5.2.6. You may also use the modified Heimlich maneuver to remove mobile foreign objects such as a tennis ball or Kong. 1.5.2.6.1. Grasp the dog around the waist so that the rear is nearest to you, similar to a bear hug. 1.5.2.6.2. Place a fist just behind the ribs. 1.5.2.6.3. Compress the abdomen several times (5 times) with quick thrusts. 1.5.2.6.4. Check the mouth to see if the foreign object is dislodged. 1.5.2.6.5. Repeat the modified Heimlich maneuver 1-2 times if initial efforts are unsuccessful. 1.5.2.6.6. If unable to dislodge the foreign object, immediately transport to the nearest veterinary treatment facility as the airway may have become blocked due to swelling. 1.5.2.7. If the dog has lost consciousness and you were able to successfully remove the foreign object, the dog may regain consciousness on his own or Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) may need to be performed. Immediately perform a primary survey and take appropriate action. 1.5.3. Report the event by immediately contacting supporting veterinary personnel for further instructions and notify the Kennel Master. 1.5.3.1. Even if you are successful in removing a foreign object, veterinary examination is required. Internal injury could have occurred that may not be evident. 1.5.4. Make a written record of the treatment. Include the date, time and actions taken. 1.6. Perform Cardiac Arrest Life Support. 1.6.1. Assess whether the dog is in cardiopulmonary arrest, cardiac arrest, or respiratory arrest within 30 seconds . Use the mnemonic, ― CAB to focus your attention on the C irculation, A irway, and B reathing as you assess the MWD.
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  • Fall '12
  • JaredDockery
  • History, Cardiac arrest, airway obstruction, upper airway obstruction, foreign object, History - Other

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