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Mouth-To-Snout Resuscitation

 

Mouth-To-Snout Resuscitation
CPR for Cats and Dogs



PAW


Of all things I was reading a women’s business magazine and came across this article that talked about CPR for Cats and Dogs. I admit I have heard of this but never read about it, so I thought I should share it with my readers thinking that maybe some of you are in the same boat I was.

 

With any emergency situation remaining calm is most important.


1.    Look, listen, and feel to make sure your pet is not breathing.

2.    Open your pet’s airway by swiping the back of the throat with your index or middle finger. Extend head back and pull the tongue forward. Check to make sure nostrils are not obstructed.

3.    Hold your pet’s mouth closed, place your mouth over pet’s nostrils and blow into them with enough force so that pet’s chest rises. Remember larger pet’s need more air, while smaller pet’s need less.

4.    Make sure your pet is on their right side on a hard surface. Place the heel of one of your hands on their ribs over their heart. Place your other hand over the first hand and push down rhythmically and with reasonable force about 15 times.

5.    Blow into nostrils and repeat the compressions until you can feel a heart beat and is breathing on their own.

6.    Check for a pulse. For a dog, the best place to find the pulse is the femoral artery on the inside of the left hind leg, toward the top. For a cat, the best place to find the pulse is on the outside of the left front leg, just behind the shoulder.

7.    When you determine you have either corrected the life-threatening problem or are unable to stabilize your pet, transport her to the nearest emergency veterinary hospital as soon as possible.

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For more information visit the Red Cross website.    

About the author:

Teresa Harris is a Lake Norman Residential Real Estate Broker who can assist you with the purchase and/or sale of real estate in Lake Norman and surrounding counties. Please visit www.TeresaMHarris.com for your relocation and/or your local needs.

Teresa Harris - Holbrooks Real Estate, Inc. - 704-458-1807 - Teresa@TeresaMHarris.com

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Comment balloon 18 commentsTeresa Harris • October 01 2008 12:15AM

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Thank you for sharing1 You never know when you may need to know that kind of info in an instant!-Dinah @NowYouAreLiving.com

Posted by Dinah Lee Griffey, Managing Broker Windermere Peninsula Properties (Windermere Peninsula Properties) almost 9 years ago

Teresa - I have heard of this before quite some time ago and I think it's a great idea. Some pets are like people and they need to be taken care of in emergencies too. Where have you been hiding anyway?

Posted by Robert Vegas Bob Swetz, Las Vegas Henderson Homes for Sale (Realty ONE Group) almost 9 years ago

You're kidding right? 

Posted by Cameron Novak, Featured Corona Real Estate Agent Team (The Homefinding Center) almost 9 years ago

Thanks for posting.  You never know. 

Posted by Melody Botting, You Deserve The Best (Broker Associate PenFed Realty) almost 9 years ago

Dinah: Thanks Dinah for your comments...take care!

Posted by Teresa Harris, Denver . Lake Norman . Charlotte (Lake Real Estate, LLC) almost 9 years ago

Robert: Thanks for your comments too... just been busy, not too much with RE but with issues concerning my FIL....take care!!

Posted by Teresa Harris, Denver . Lake Norman . Charlotte (Lake Real Estate, LLC) almost 9 years ago

Melody: Thanks for your comments as well... yes you never know, take care!

Posted by Teresa Harris, Denver . Lake Norman . Charlotte (Lake Real Estate, LLC) almost 9 years ago

Cameron: Thanks for stopping by! Nope not kidding... take care!

Posted by Teresa Harris, Denver . Lake Norman . Charlotte (Lake Real Estate, LLC) almost 9 years ago

Teresa.. It has been a while since I've read this, and I'm glad you blogged about it to remind us that we CAN help our pets in time of need. 

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Posted by Valerie Osterhoudt, ABR, Cromwell, CT Real Estate ~ 860.883.8889 (Johnson Real Estate, Inc.) almost 9 years ago

Valerie: Thanks for your comment. We just never know when you may need to preform something like this....Take Care!

Posted by Teresa Harris, Denver . Lake Norman . Charlotte (Lake Real Estate, LLC) almost 9 years ago

Very cool, something we should all know about.

Posted by Sidney Kutchuk - Realty Works Temecula Kutchuk - Realty Works Temecula, Realty Works Temecula (Realty Works Temecula) almost 9 years ago

I'm not sure I could do mouth-to-snout resuscitation. I think I'm too squeamish. Besides, there are lots more pets at the animal shelter that need me. When it's their time to go, I think I'm just going to have to accept that fact.

Posted by Jim Frimmer, Realtor & CDPE, Mission Valley specialist (HomeSmart Realty West) almost 9 years ago

Jane: Thanks for your comment! Have a great weekend!

Posted by Teresa Harris, Denver . Lake Norman . Charlotte (Lake Real Estate, LLC) almost 9 years ago

Jim: Thanks for your comment and that is totally your prerogative. Take care!

Posted by Teresa Harris, Denver . Lake Norman . Charlotte (Lake Real Estate, LLC) almost 9 years ago

Teresa, this could come in really handy in an emergency.

Posted by Lara O'Keefe (North Texas Home Finders) almost 9 years ago

Hi Teresa,

Thanks so much for sharing that important information.  I have two sweeties and I would do anything to make sure they were alright!

Posted by Beverly Ackles, Let The Hunt Begin! (Keller Williams Realty, First Atlanta) almost 9 years ago

Lara: Thanks for stopping by and your comment. Take care!

Posted by Teresa Harris, Denver . Lake Norman . Charlotte (Lake Real Estate, LLC) almost 9 years ago

Beverly: Thanks for stopping by and your comment too. I understand exactly what you are saying. Take care!

Posted by Teresa Harris, Denver . Lake Norman . Charlotte (Lake Real Estate, LLC) almost 9 years ago

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