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Would You Give Your Pet CPR?
nbcwashington ^ | Oct 22, 2009 | KARL PARKER

Posted on 10/22/2009 3:05:13 PM PDT by JoeProBono

There's no doubt about the love we have for our dogs and cats.

But, when push comes to shove, just how far would you go if your best friend was in a health crisis?

Let's get to the point.

Your pet is injured and needs lifesaving air.Question is, could you bring yourself to put your mouth to his snout?

58-percent of people surveyed by the Associated Press and Petside.com would be at least SOMEWHAT likely to perform CPR on their animal in a medical emergency.

The survey showed women were more likely to deliver those rescue breaths than the men.

But, would YOU?

The survey also shows many people simply aren't prepared for pet emergencies.

Only 20-percent of those polled actually have a first aid kit in their homes.

And 54-percent admit, they don't have a fire evacuation plan for their pets.


TOPICS: Health/Medicine; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: cpr; doggieping; kittyping; petsafety
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Pet First-Aid & CPR instructor Denise Fleck demonstrates how to perform CPR on a dog dummy at the Burbank Animal Shelther in Burbank, Calif. on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2009.

CPR VIDEO

1 posted on 10/22/2009 3:05:14 PM PDT by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono

At my house, in a heartbeat.


2 posted on 10/22/2009 3:06:42 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: JoeProBono

Would and have.

It’s no biggie, the boys and girls are well worth it.


3 posted on 10/22/2009 3:08:13 PM PDT by Dr.Zoidberg (Warning: Sarcasm/humor is always engaged. Failure to recognize this may lead to misunderstandings.)
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To: JoeProBono

Yes, if I knew how. It would be gross, but I’d do it.


4 posted on 10/22/2009 3:09:04 PM PDT by madison10
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To: JoeProBono

Absolutely. But I brush our dogs’ teeth every night and then reward them with a Greenie. Their breath often smells better than mine.


5 posted on 10/22/2009 3:09:30 PM PDT by scory
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To: JoeProBono

Yes.


6 posted on 10/22/2009 3:09:49 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: JoeProBono

Knowing my pup would give his all for me, I would not blink if called upon to do this for him.


7 posted on 10/22/2009 3:09:51 PM PDT by getitright (Are you hoping to change back yet?)
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To: scory

A greenie?


8 posted on 10/22/2009 3:11:05 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: 9YearLurker

Not only would I do it in a heartbeat I can think of quite a few humans that if they both fell at the same time would be waiting until I revived my dog for their CPR!


9 posted on 10/22/2009 3:13:06 PM PDT by marlon
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To: JoeProBono

I would, but you have to be very careful with small animals, just a puff of air, otherwise you can rupture the lungs.

I know in people however CPR has changed to no longer do breaths but just chest compression. I assume they’ve assessed that this is a better thing to have than 10 compresses and a breath. I wonder if the same is true for animals.


10 posted on 10/22/2009 3:13:31 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: JoeProBono

There were many things I swore I would never do - until we got livestock. I am not so dainty about things as I used to be.

If a $15,000 alpaca needs mouth-to-mouth, they will get it.


11 posted on 10/22/2009 3:14:07 PM PDT by mrs. a (It's a short life but a merry one...)
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To: JoeProBono

Yes, I would. The challenge would be sealing the mouth completely so the air would flow into the lungs and not out the opening. I better watch the video.


12 posted on 10/22/2009 3:14:53 PM PDT by Jemian (Stop calling yourself a republican when you are really a RAT in RINO clothing.)
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To: JoeProBono

My dog’s nose makes a funny noise if I put my mouth on there and blow into it. I do it all the time. Killer Rottweiler, btw.


13 posted on 10/22/2009 3:16:43 PM PDT by loungitude (The truth hurts.)
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To: JoeProBono

In a Minnesota minute!


14 posted on 10/22/2009 3:17:12 PM PDT by BlueAngel
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To: JoeProBono

Seven years ago, our most favorite kitty needed an operation
He got it to save his life and I gave up my facelift.


15 posted on 10/22/2009 3:17:22 PM PDT by jusduat (probably lost)
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To: marlon

Ha! I was thinking how I’d probably do it for someone else’s pet. I actually think more than 58% would attempt it if they knew what they were doing.


16 posted on 10/22/2009 3:17:47 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: JoeProBono

Years ago while I was a firefighter I pulled a cat from a house on fire and did CPR on it and brought it back to life. Took it into an ambulance and gave it some O2.


17 posted on 10/22/2009 3:17:52 PM PDT by diverteach (http://www.slapobama.com/)
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To: JoeProBono

I don’t think it’s a big deal, they’re always licking us on the face anyway. If we were worried about “dog germs” that wouldn’t be happening. Plus they sleep in bed with us, so doggie cpr doesn’t seem like a big sacrifice to me.


18 posted on 10/22/2009 3:19:15 PM PDT by dawn53
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To: 9YearLurker

It’s a product for dog mouth hygiene - my dog used to eat them but doesn’t like them anymore - Milkbones rule here!


19 posted on 10/22/2009 3:20:21 PM PDT by GnuHere
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To: loungitude

No wonder Rottweilers go crazy on people! ;-)


20 posted on 10/22/2009 3:20:24 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: JoeProBono

Of course, if I knew how to do it.


21 posted on 10/22/2009 3:20:59 PM PDT by mancini
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To: JoeProBono
If my pet looked like this, yes.

If my pet looked like this, no.

22 posted on 10/22/2009 3:21:51 PM PDT by South40 (I did not know President Ronald Reagan, but he knew me.)
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To: GnuHere

http://mlb.fanhouse.com/2009/08/09/legal-greenies-nick-green-explains-ins-outs-of-therapeutic-use/


23 posted on 10/22/2009 3:21:58 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: madison10

“It would be gross, but I’d do it.”

I figure it would be less gross than to do CPR on some humans I know.


24 posted on 10/22/2009 3:22:22 PM PDT by MayflowerMadam (POWER TO THE PEOPLE)
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To: dawn53

yes. less germs than kissing libs like whoopie, galafalo (don’t care enough about her to check the spelling), behar, ...


25 posted on 10/22/2009 3:23:40 PM PDT by bravo whiskey (If the little things really bother you, maybe it's because the big things are going well.)
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To: mancini

http://www.postchronicle.com/news/health/article_212263448.shtml


26 posted on 10/22/2009 3:23:43 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

Yes. I better learn how to do it.


27 posted on 10/22/2009 3:23:59 PM PDT by SamiGirl
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To: marlon
Not only would I do it in a heartbeat I can think of quite a few humans that if they both fell at the same time would be waiting until I revived my dog for their CPR!

Best answer; my sentiments exactly. I think our local FD even has O2 masks for household pets; donated by Humane Society or some similar organization.

28 posted on 10/22/2009 3:24:51 PM PDT by YankeeGirl
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To: JoeProBono

I would! Mine would do anything for me and I would do anything for them.


29 posted on 10/22/2009 3:25:31 PM PDT by Melinda in TN
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To: JoeProBono
Nope.As cool as I think dogs are...and as much as I miss my childhood pet,Daphne...there's not an animal on earth to which I'd give CPR.
30 posted on 10/22/2009 3:26:53 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Host The Beer Summit-->Win The Nobel Peace Prize!)
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To: 9YearLurker

Oh, I see. As if I need to wind my dog up, lol.


31 posted on 10/22/2009 3:28:24 PM PDT by GnuHere
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To: JoeProBono

WOW, that was worthwhile, thanks so much for posting that.


32 posted on 10/22/2009 3:28:34 PM PDT by McGavin999
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To: JoeProBono

Before most people.


33 posted on 10/22/2009 3:28:35 PM PDT by Eaker (Kaiden sez, "If you have a problem and If explosives are an option then explosives are THE answer.")
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To: jusduat

Our dog had a bad knee, $4000 to fix. Not happy about it but there was never a question.


34 posted on 10/22/2009 3:31:03 PM PDT by loungitude (The truth hurts.)
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To: South40

All I'm saying is, you choose your "pet" to give CPR to, I'll choose mine. ;)

35 posted on 10/22/2009 3:34:45 PM PDT by anymouse (God didn't write this sitcom we call life, he's just the critic.)
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To: JoeProBono
No, but I would call John Kerry for help.

He's an expert on animal CPR, he gave CPR to his hamster Licorice as well as serving in Nam'

John Kerry saves Licorice

Quite humorous

36 posted on 10/22/2009 3:42:09 PM PDT by Popman (Am I still a racist if I disgree with Obama white half ???)
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To: mrs. a

I just spit beer all over 4 monitors. Thanks!! Had a class once, many years ago where you use your hand to make a seal around the dogs nose and blow into your hand. I know SOP changes all the time but I can attest to the above method working. My 10 year old rescue dobie needed dire attention and she got it.


37 posted on 10/22/2009 3:44:15 PM PDT by halfright (My presidents picture is in the dictionary, next to the word, "rectum".)
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To: diverteach

AWWWWWW. You are my HERO!


38 posted on 10/22/2009 3:45:28 PM PDT by christianhomeschoolmommaof3 (Best thing about Cash for Clunkers is that 90% of the Obama bumper stickers are now off the road.)
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To: loungitude

Kitty had crystals in urine and he had to have his internal
plumbing reworked, basically a sex change operation for him.
$7000 big ones, but what price love? He’s going on 14 now
and I wouldn’t change him for a smooth face.


39 posted on 10/22/2009 3:46:51 PM PDT by jusduat (probably lost)
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To: JoeProBono
Dog yes, cat depends on the day.
40 posted on 10/22/2009 3:49:34 PM PDT by mad_as_he$$ (Beneath this mask there is an idea, Mr. Creedy, and ideas are bulletproof. V for victory)
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To: Popman
LOL!


41 posted on 10/22/2009 3:51:52 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

Yes, I would attempt CPR on a pet. Have done so on a non-pet animal before. Was unsuccessful in saving the animal.


42 posted on 10/22/2009 3:55:04 PM PDT by mysterio
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To: JoeProBono

Depends on the circumstances.

16 yr old dog that is mostly blind and deaf, I’d cry my eyes out and hold her.

2 yr old dog that aspirated a chunk of weenie.. Absolutely..

I’d even do the hind lick.....Uoops that’s a punchline.


43 posted on 10/22/2009 4:02:06 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (TAZ:Untamed, Unpredictable, Uninhibited.)
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To: diverteach

You are a good man.


44 posted on 10/22/2009 4:03:53 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (TAZ:Untamed, Unpredictable, Uninhibited.)
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To: Gay State Conservative

45 posted on 10/22/2009 4:05:07 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

Yes, I would, and I wouldn’t even think twice about it.


46 posted on 10/22/2009 4:15:11 PM PDT by chris37
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To: Eaker

Ok here is my question. If new version of CPR for humans is only chest compression why isn’t it the same for Dogs ? We don’t lip lock on a human for cpr so why is it still done on critters ?

Word of caution ...never go to CPR class with a set of jumper cables an a toliet plunger.


47 posted on 10/22/2009 4:20:26 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: JoeProBono

How does one know their pet is having a heart attack? Aside from smoke inhalation or drowning, when would performing cpr be appropriate?


48 posted on 10/22/2009 4:23:19 PM PDT by fso301
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To: fso301

http://www.postchronicle.com/news/health/article_212263448.shtml


49 posted on 10/22/2009 4:27:30 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: Squantos
The latest is 30:2 compressions to breaths.

I thought it was never go withOUT jumper cables & a plunger!?!

50 posted on 10/22/2009 4:34:48 PM PDT by Eaker (Kaiden sez, "If you have a problem and If explosives are an option then explosives are THE answer.")
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