By Dr. Sherry Weaver
Do not endanger yourself. If possible, remove the animal from the water. Suspend him by his hindquarters to allow water to drain from the lungs. A swinging motion can be used to encourage breathing.
If your pet does not start to breathe naturally, resuscitation should be implemented. Dry and wrap the pet in a blanket to keep warm. Immediate attention is required. Take your pet to your veterinarian immediately.