Raise your hand if you are certified in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, or CPR, for humans? (How many of you just raised your hands?) Well, did you know that you can also use CPR to save your dog’s life if he or she stops breathing too?
If you don’t know what CPR does, it:
CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) preserves brain function until proper blood circulation and breathing can be restored.
A board member recently posted a very detailed article on Canine CPR from DogHeirs on Facebook. We found it so interesting, we wanted to share it.
Below is a video on administering CPR on dogs, that was also included in the article. Note: The instructional video below recommends a compression to ventilation ratio of 15 compressions followed by one breath. A June 2012 Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care article recommends a compression to ventilation ratio of 30 compressions followed by two breaths.
And remember, the Key to CPR is the ABCs:
What safety tip do you want to read about in one of our blogs?
Created in November 2011, the Fur Kids Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides education and aid to promote the well-being of animals in Campbell County.
Your donation saves lives. It goes to work helping animals in Campbell County receive adequate veterinary care during a time when their family may not be able to afford it. Please contact the Foundation to learn more or donate now using PayPal.
The Fur Kids Foundation blog is written by board member and Founder Felicia. If you have ideas that you would like to see published in the blog such as concerns about pet-focused topics in the community or a funny story, please contact the Foundation. Enjoy!