CPR for Cats and Dogs
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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