Lay the pet on their right side and watch for 15 seconds to see if the chest rises indicating your pet is breathing.

Heart Beat
While your pet is lying on their right hand side, tuck their left foreleg up into their body; where the elbow touches the chest wall is where you should place your hand (or ear) to feel (hear) for a heartbeat. You can also check for a pulse: press the fingertips of our index, middle and ring finger into the crease where the inside of his thigh meets the body and feel for a pulse of the femoral artery.