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    Dogs in the first water may drown because of tension. In our opinion, dogs are born to be good swimmers. Indeed, most dogs are born with the skill of swimming. But for those dogs who don’t often contact with water, the first water may cause their tension. Some dogs will be at a loss when they are in the water, because nervous dogs may drown. Indeed, even if they can swim, if they have not swam, they will drown. Once they are found drowning, they should be rescued immediately to avoid accidents.
    First, we turn the dog’s head and body upside down to control part of the choked water. Then, we clean the water and sediment in the dog’s mouth and nose, break the dog’s mouth open and keep it open.
    Next, we check whether there is automatic respiration. If there is no automatic respiration, we put the dog’s body flat, but the head and neck are still placed low.
    Next, we will carry out artificial respiration for dogs. Let’s explain the methods of artificial respiration. Artificial respiration can be divided into two methods: pressing method and blowing method:
    1. Pressing method: first, we check whether there is liquid or foreign matter in the dog’s respiratory tract by pressing the lung to resume breathing. First, we open the dog’s mouth, and then pull out the tongue. Then put your hands on the rib area of your chest and press down to squeeze out the air in your lungs. Immediately release your hands and let your chest bounce back to its original position. Your lungs will expand and inhale the air. If there is a foreign body in your dog’s respiratory tract, your dog may vomit the foreign body or liquid due to pressure. Then repeat every 5 seconds.
    2. Blowing method: The blowing method we use is usually mouth to mouth blowing, but we can’t use the same way when the dog’s mouth is so big, so we usually blow to the dog’s nose. To blow air into the dog’s nose, first of all, clean up the saliva, blood, vomit or any foreign matters in the dog’s mouth and nose, then put the dog’s tongue back into the mouth, and use your hand to tighten the dog’s mouth. Here you should pay attention not to let the dog’s teeth bite their tongue. Next, properly raise the dog’s head, so as to ensure that the dog can breathe smoothly. Then the owner blows air into the dog’s nostrils with his mouth. Because the dog’s mouth is large, he is free to hold the dog’s mouth tightly and blow again, otherwise it is easy to leak air. After blowing for several times, stop to observe the dog’s reaction, and stop blowing until the dog gradually recovers breathing, and then immediately send it to the hospital for treatment. Artificial respiration is a necessary method for first aid. If it is not serious, it is not necessary to carry out it. For small dogs, hold the dog’s head downward to control the water. For large dogs, lift the dog’s hind legs and put it in a low front and high back position. At the same time, pat the dog’s back with your hand to help him vomit water. If there is any condition, inject diuretics, eliminate pulmonary edema and oxygen in time as soon as possible. Of course, this treatment can only be carried out in the hospital.
    Warm up before entering the water to prevent cramps. In addition, dogs whose hearts have stopped beating should be resuscitated. If the dog is taken to the hospital by car, it can be resuscitated in the car and then sent to the hospital for professional treatment. So even though most dogs are born to swim, we should pay more attention to the dogs in the first water. We must have the owner nearby to take care of them, so that the dogs can adapt for a period of time first, because the dogs in the first water inevitably have some tension. When the dog’s tension is eliminated, we can let the dogs swim freely for a period of time. It should also be noted that dogs, like people, should do some warm-up exercise before entering the water to avoid cramps.

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