How to Help a Choking Dog – Smaller Dogs


If you have a small dog that is choking, then, in the same way
as we showed with Boo, you would very carefully open
the mouth and have a look. Make sure you’re not
putting yourself at risk of being bitten and then with a small dog, you can hold them by their
thighs and you can actually shake them to see if you can
dislodge whatever’s got stuck and then again, you can move
on to the Heimlich manoeuvre where you can make a
fist, put it under here, and up and squeeze. And you do that up to
five times and get them off to the vet’s as quickly as you can.

41 thoughts on “How to Help a Choking Dog – Smaller Dogs

  • oh my goodness, your video just saved my dogs life. he got into a Christmas ham and had a chunk stuck in his throat. I obviously started to panic and smacking him on his back. He began to shake very badly and I could see him trying to cough but couldn't. I quickly Googled "small dog choking" watched a few seconds of the video and then held him upside down and shook him. a large corner of the ham came flying out.
    thank you from the bottom of my heart!!!! He is a 10 pound Yorkiepoo named Yogi.

  • Thanx, my dog jerry keeps making choking noises, I try to help by patting it on the back, but it continues and when it stops it usually vomits

  • my chiweenie gets arthritic hips and legs and sore rump is it still safe to hold him by his thighs and shake him if hes choking, or will i cause more injury elsewhere?

  • my dog is only 2 months old and he shake very badly while vomiting is this ok if i try this on him shaking while holding his thighs …. his only 2 months old.. im so worried its almost three days since he's vomiting and shaking badly…. 🙁

  • My dog almost died and your video along everyone else's is as slow as you can go. Try talking faster and not taking your sweet time

  • I tried this on my dog and she started to scream/cry. But her hind legs aren't that good and we've only had her for a few months. What should we do?

  • I can't feel her breathing through her nose or mouth I don't know what to do…. I did what it said and still she is not breathing tho I think she got it all out.. I'm gonna place her on my chest to hopefully test if I feel her breathing wish me luck 😰😰😰

  • My puppy died he was choking idk with what I tried my best….I didn't see this video till know😓 😭😭 I wish I had known what to do

  • My puppy was make weird sounds i throut he was vomiting but he got somethink back up i didnt know what to do thankyou 😀😂😍😘💖🐶

  • Oh my god thank you so much for making this video. My dog already has some breathing issues and he started choking and I already knew what to do ♥️

  • Thank you! You sawed my best friend wich is my dog he had a tinny ball stuck in him and I was so scared and I just was like dont leave me now please and I cried! And I saw this video that sawed him thank you!

  • My dog was choking on a big bone and couldn’t breathe and I put my hands down his mouth and made him throw up
    He’s ok now..

  • The smaller being held by only the two hind legs seems a bit harsh. Wouldn’t their tiny Kim’s possibly snap while trying to force out the foreign object ?

  • Used these techniques on my small dog this morning while she was choking on her breakfast. It was successful but took longer than people realize. Keep going and don't stop trying.

  • I've been doing this to puppies for three years now, and never knew I was doing it right… (Although, I held her by the torso.She's a 1 1/2 month old Shih Tzu by the way…)

  • OH MY GOSH YOU JUST SAVED MY NANS DOG. she was in the bath and I was sitting on the lounge and he started chocking and I’m 11 and OMG u just saved him Thank you so so much

  • The time of the video is life saving. When an emergency such as a dog choking time is crucial and long videos might not come in handy. Thank you

  • Your Hero my dog savior I'm such an awful dog mom instead of thinking straight I panicked and just left my poor baby alone and she started shaking and now she's okay 👌👌👌👌😭😭😭😭😭💞💞💞

  • I saw this video as soon as I got my pupper, which was about a year ago, just to be prepared. And today it happened, he ate his food too quickly without even chewing it and started to choke badly!! I panicked for a micro-second but quickly got to action and performed what I remembered from this video on my dog.
    You guys literally saved my dog – and so many others as well.
    I thank you from the bottom of my heart for this straightforward and informative video.
    Cheers from Portugal! 🙂

  • Omg Tysm!!!!! My brothers fed my little teacup chihuahua a burger and it choked on it! And I was panicking so I searched this up Tysm!!! Definitely a life saver and definitely subscribing !

  • I just got a new puppy and I think she ate something but she keeps making these weird sounds every few minutes as is she’s choking I don’t know what to do when she does it. I just rub her back

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