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To begin CPR on your pet, make sure your pet is on its side. You should be positioned above your pet so your elbows are locked. Your hand position will be a little different depending on if you have a big or small animal. For dogs who are 25 lbs or larger, you want to put your hands on the widest part of the chest, back by the spine in the middle of the chest. One hand on top of the other, lock the elbows and give compressions. For smaller dogs and cats you want to put your hands over the heart. To find where the heart is: bend the top leg until you find the point of the elbow. Where the point of the elbow meets the chest, that is where the heart is going to be and where you want to position your hands. In very small animals you can put your thumb and fingers on either side of the chest and squeeze that way. Each compression should be even given at about 100-120 compressions per minute. 1-Person CPR Cycle is: 30 chest compressions to 1 rescue breath with a pulse check. If there is no pulse immediately repeat cycle. A 2-Person CPR Cycle is ideal. One person would do continuous chest compressions while the other person would give a rescue breath every 6-8 seconds. Switch roles after 2 minutes and check pulse. If the pulse has not returned transport your dog to a veterinarian facility.