Possible Causes: Drowning, electrocution, trauma, drug ingestion, seizure.

Action Steps

  • In case of drowning, clear the lungs of fluid. Lift animal’s hindquarters high over their head until fluid stops draining.
  • In case of electrical shock, DO NOT touch the pet until it is no longer in contact with electricity source.
  • In case of airway obstruction, the object will need to be gently removed. See “Choking”.
  • If animal is not breathing and has no pulse, start CPR.