Originally Posted by GentsBabe
Thank you, Capt. Jack!
I have a few questions...
Would we use similar amount of pressure as we would on a human? Or does that depend on the size of the dog?
If the dog has say a ball lodged, would the breathing be enough to get passed it? If not, what do we do? Would we repeat the "Heimlich" or the shoulder blade pounding? Both?
Knowing me, I'd REALLY panic at that point and call 9-1-1.
I would imagine it would depend on the size of the dog much like you would use different amounts of pressure on toddlers then you would an adult.
As for your second question - I don't know. Personally, I think I would do both. I also think that by that point, I would hope to be doing it in the backseat of a car while hurrying to the nearest vet's office.