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K9 MEDIC® XXT – eXternal eXtraction Technique™

"It Happened In An Instant"

One moment, you and your dog are enjoying a moment of sunshine and fresh air out in the yard.  Then, it happens in an instant: the terrifying moment when their dog catches a ball in their mouth and suddenly stops breathing.  The dog’s eyes go wide in fear as your own stomach drops in dread. 

It’s an unthinkable scenario that no dog owner wants to experience, yet it happens all too often.

And we are here to prevent it from happening in the first place and to respond to it if you ever find yourself in this fateful situation.


It Starts with Prevention:

Prevention is always the best answer and airway hazzards are no different!
These are the “Four SSSSides of SSSSafety” that you can use to keep your dog safer!


Techniques Matter:

While we are excited that the
K9 MEDIC® XXT – eXternal eXtraction Technique™
method has gone viral, it’s best to learn the technique straight from the source where we have validated the techniques 1000s of times.
Here is a quick video of the technique to get your started. 

And here is our Procedure Page for the
K9 MEDIC® XXT – eXternal eXtraction Technique™ 


Want to see it in Action?

Over the years since the above video was filmed, there have been many new examples of XXT™ in action.

For some of the best examples, check out these two incredible examples performed by Dr. Kristie Williams of West Hills Animal Hospital and Emergency Center.  Dr. Williams had seen our XXT™ publication in VIN Veterinary Partner and bookmarked it just in case she ever needed it.  Years later, TWO patients from two different families entered her clinic within about 20min of each other, and she successfully performed the technique twice that day!  

Happily, both of the patients did great! Both went home that evening and enjoyed a full recovery!
Way to go Dr Williams!  


Partial Obstruction:
In this example, the patient was able to walk in with a partial obstruction and never lost consciousness.

You can see the technique is performed very quickly.  

Full Obstruction:
In this example, the patient had a full obstruction and was already unconscious.  You can see that it is much tighter and more difficult, but the technique still worked.  This patient also required about 2min of CPR which we do a quick overview of in the next lessons.