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Dog Giving ‘CPR’ Goes Viral

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A video has gone viral showing how much of a lifesaver dogs can be.

Posted by Spain’s Madrid police department on Twitter, the clip shows a dog, named Poncho, demonstrating his CPR skills. In it, you can see the dog (who appears to be a hound type), enthusiastically pouncing on the volunteer’s chest, trying to revive him. He even puts his head on the man’s neck, listening to see if the officer is breathing. That takes skills!

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After the handler is “revived,” the pup happily celebrates his success.

The Twitter post reads (translated into English):

“Heroic” performance of our # Compañerosde4Patas Poncho, who did not hesitate for a moment to “save the life” of the agent, practicing the # CPR in a masterful way. The dog is the only being in the world that will love you more than he loves himself- John Billings.

To date, it has been been viewed 2.75 million times on Twitter, viewed more than 1 million times on Facebook and shared by many media outlets.

No one knows exactly the circumstances on the video (there are laughs in the background), but while cute, some experts don’t think a dog could actually perform CPR. 

Judge for yourself:

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By Andrea Huspeni

Andrea Huspeni is the founder and CEO of This Dog's Life. Her mission it to help dogs live a happier, healthier and longer life. When she isn't working, she spends time with her two dogs, Lola and Milo. She resides in Brooklyn, NY.

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