If the unthinkable happens, if you find your dog unresponsive in need of urgent medical care will you be ready? As a one time EMT and medical assistant, I could jump in and do CPR on a human, no matter the age, but I’m not sure I would be as proficient for my dogs. When it comes to our canine companions, the ABCs are the same – airway, breathing, circulation. You need to make sure what’s going on first. I had to reach over and check for a femoral pulse as I wrote, just to make sure I could find it. But after that, it’s all a bit different. Here is a great article to help if you ever have to do this for your pet or someone else’s. If you’ve ever performed CPR on a dog, I would love to hear from you.