Skip to comments.Would You Give Your Pet CPR?
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.
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.
At my house, in a heartbeat.
Would and have.
It’s no biggie, the boys and girls are well worth it.
Yes, if I knew how. It would be gross, but I’d do it.
Absolutely. But I brush our dogs’ teeth every night and then reward them with a Greenie. Their breath often smells better than mine.
Knowing my pup would give his all for me, I would not blink if called upon to do this for him.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
In a Minnesota minute!
Seven years ago, our most favorite kitty needed an operation
He got it to save his life and I gave up my facelift.
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.
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.
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.
It’s a product for dog mouth hygiene - my dog used to eat them but doesn’t like them anymore - Milkbones rule here!
No wonder Rottweilers go crazy on people! ;-)
Of course, if I knew how to do it.
If my pet looked like this, no.
“It would be gross, but Id do it.”
I figure it would be less gross than to do CPR on some humans I know.
yes. less germs than kissing libs like whoopie, galafalo (don’t care enough about her to check the spelling), behar, ...
Yes. I better learn how to do it.
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.
I would! Mine would do anything for me and I would do anything for them.
Oh, I see. As if I need to wind my dog up, lol.
WOW, that was worthwhile, thanks so much for posting that.
Before most people.
Our dog had a bad knee, $4000 to fix. Not happy about it but there was never a question.
All I'm saying is, you choose your "pet" to give CPR to, I'll choose mine. ;)
He's an expert on animal CPR, he gave CPR to his hamster Licorice as well as serving in Nam'
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.
AWWWWWW. You are my HERO!
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.
Yes, I would attempt CPR on a pet. Have done so on a non-pet animal before. Was unsuccessful in saving the animal.
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.
You are a good man.
Yes, I would, and I wouldn’t even think twice about it.
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.
How does one know their pet is having a heart attack? Aside from smoke inhalation or drowning, when would performing cpr be appropriate?
I thought it was never go withOUT jumper cables & a plunger!?!
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