*Please note: performing CPR on a healthy dog could cause physical – and fatal – damage. CPR should only ever be used when absolutely necessary.

Seeing your dog in a life-threatening situation can be incredibly difficult. It’s a thought no dog owner wants to have.

When dogs become unresponsive, however, it’s time to act.

Having the right knowledge in place to deal with such situations effectively can greatly increase their chances of survival.

When required, CPR is a life-saving procedure that dog owners can provide. By maintaining oxygenated blood to the brain and other vital organs, you can make a huge difference.

The vast majority of pet owners would be likely to give CPR, but many might not know how.

This step-by-step guide from TruDog could just save a life.