Australian farmer saves his dog with mouth-to-nose resuscitation

Kilpie dog Jack stopped breathing after strangling himself with a lead

Australian farmer saves his dog with mouth-to-nose resuscitation

Image: Facebook/7 News Sydney

A sheep farmer from Victoria, Australia says he saved his dog's life by giving him mouth-to-nose resuscitation.

Glenn Rowe's six-year-old Kilpie, named Jack, stopped breathing after strangling himself with a lead on a quad bike.

Rowe told 7 News Sydney: "I pressed on his chest...to try and get him going.

"And then I had to get his mouth back and put my mouth over his nose and blow.

"I did that for a little bit, and then he started to come good and start breathing."

Glenn Rowe and his dog Jack | Image: Facebook/7 News Sydney

Rowe says this was out of character for him: "I'm not one of these people who would let the dog lick them or anything, and I thought 'No I'm not worrying about doing it - I've just got to do it'".

Rowe demonstrates how he saved his dog | Image: Facebook/7 News Sydney

"He was very glassy-eyed, I thought he might have brain damage - but he's good as new... I was very lucky".