We have our pets’ safety and health as the number one concern as a responsible pet parent. However, accidents do happen and you need to be in an educated state to be able to literally save your dogs’ life. We have all heard about CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation), which works for humans as well as pets. The techniques are a little different, though, since they are different types of creatures.
CPR works when someone’s heart and breathing have stopped. The thing is that it does not start a stopped heart; it is to keep the pet alive until the heart begins beating on its own or until a cardiac defibrillator can be used.
CPR on pets may not be very successful but at least it gives your pet a fighting chance until your veterinarian can provide the help you need. The ABC’s of CPR is airway, breathing and circulation in that order. If your dog is in distress, note the posture, if there is any bleeding, feces or vomit, and any breathing problems.
Be sure not to perform CPR if your dog is breathing or has a pulse. It is important to follow proper techniques if you are trying to save your pet with the use of CPR. For step by step instructions and a video go to – http://www.petplace.com/dogs/cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-in-dogs-cpr/page1.aspx
Be a knowledgeable and observant pet parent and the life you save may be that of the precious pet that you love dearly.
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For all your pets needs in Rockford, go to your local PETCO – 6305 East State Street, Rockford, IL 61108, (815) 229-0184 – http://www.petco.com/ or your local PETSMART – 6320 East State Street, Rockford, IL 61108, (815) 397-7880 – http://stores.petsmart.com/result-details.php?store=493 – PETLAND, (815) 332-4200 – www.petland.com/
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