Hi,Everyone.Today we are talking about how to keep your pug from drowning in the pool this summer.
According to the American Pet Association around 45,000 pets die in drowning accidents every year. The swimming pool can pose a real danger to your little pug if you don’t take a few precautions.
A dog pool ramp or set of dog pool steps could be a life saver for your pug if you have a swimming pool.
The shape of the dog's body and head size are two main factors if you want to know whether or not your Pug can swim.
If your Pug is "pear-shaped" his chest wider than his hips?) he's a "pear" shape! The odds are he will not be a good swimmer. If he is more "rectangular" shaped (chest and hips about the same) then he'll be able to swim for short periods of time.
Most Pugs swimming experiences are best left to wading pools and sprinkler systems. Not really swimming, but it's another way to keep them cool in summer!
When a pug or other animal jumps or falls into the water, they can swim for a while. Sometimes they can't find a way out and drown from exhaustion brought on by sheer panic or fatigue.
Installing a pet ramp or set of dog pool steps may just keep your Pug from drowning.
Regardless of how careful you are, accidents do happen.
It's a really smart idea to get a dog pool ramp or set of dog pool steps. Dogs and ladders generally do not go together.Your pet will quickly learn this is the easy way out of the water. They will use the steps whether you are in the pool or not.
The dog will instinctively swim to this area. Stairs have non-slip grips and no gaps for little paws to become stuck. The folding pet ramp extends into the water so that your dog will be able to just walk up and out.
1.0 If you are able to lift your dog, grab the hind legs and hold him upside down for 10 to 15 seconds.
2.0 Give your dog a few downward shakes to help drain fluid from his lungs.
3.0 Place him on a sloping surface with his head a little lower than his body to help drainage.
4.0 If your dog isn't breathing, feel for a heartbeat by placing your fingers 2 inches behind the his elbow in the middle of the chest.
5.0 (A) If the heart's not beating, perform CPR. Extend your dog's head and neck. Hold his mouth and lips together and blow firmly into his nostrils. Do 1 breath every 3 to 5 seconds. Now, take a deep breath, and repeat until you see the chest rise.
After 15 seconds, stop. Watch your dog's chest for movement that will indicate he's breathing on his own.
If the dog is not breathing, continue artificial respiration.
5.0 (B) If it is beating, turn the dog on his back. Kneel down at the head of the dog. Clasp your hands over the dog's chest with your palms resting on either side of its chest.
Compress your palms on the chest firmly for a count of "2," and release for a count of "1." Moderate pressure is required. Repeat about 60 to 90 times per minute.
Keep your hands out of your dog’s mouth in case of an accidental bite.
6.0 If the dog's heart is not beating, continue CPR. If the heart starts beating but the dog is still not breathing, continue artificial respiration
7.0 Transport the dog to the vet as quickly as you can. CPR or artificial respiration should be continued until the dog is breathing and its heart is beating without assistance.
Dog pool ramps and pool dog steps are effective safeguards. They give you the peace of mind you deserve.
Not to mention a dog life jacket another essential item if you want to keep your pug from drowning.
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The death of a dog can be as difficult to cope with as when a family member passes. The sense of loss and the onset of depression is just as real.
Be a responsible dog owner and provide for their safety. Installing a ramp or steps for your dog to exit the water is a logical step to keep your pug from drowning this summer.