In keeping with the First Aid kit blog that we published last week we thought we’d share this webpage with our readers that outlines how to perform CPR.
Do you know what to do if your pet stops breathing? Knowing a few emergency procedures if your dog or cat is choking, or having difficulty breathing, could save your pet’s life because you may not have time to get to a vet. Here are the steps for doing CPR on a dog and cat.
This article originally appeared on DogHeirs.com and is reprinted with permission.
CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) preserves brain function until proper blood circulation and breathing can be restored.
The signs that indicate the need for CPR include unconsciousness, lack of arousal, lack of physical movement, or eye blinking. These symptoms can occur from drowning, choking, electrical shock, or a number of other situations.
If your pet has a foreign object stuck in his throat, it is important to try and dislodge it before performing CPR.
By clicking the link below you will be taken to the article that can be printed and perhaps included in your first aid kit.