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pet CPR (resuscitation)
« on: November 13, 2008, 05:49:34 PM »
Many techniques are similar to those used on humans. CPR is done the same way except the animals receive rescue breathing through their snouts.
The main difference is the number of compressions vs. breaths. The American Red Cross recently changed the requirement for humans to one breath per 30 compressions. Pet CPR is one breath to five or six compressions. The same technique is used, except with small animals you use one hand.

The animal should be lying on its right side during CPR. To check for a pulse, find the crease line of the animal's front leg where it joins the body. The ABC's of rescue breathing are open the airway by titling the neck and head, sweeping the mouth with a finger to check for obstructions and checking for breathing.

If the animal is not breathing and has no pulse, close its mouth and place your mouth over the animal's snout and blow forcefully. Then alternate breaths with chest compressions.

 
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Re: pet CPR (resuscitation)
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2012, 12:08:09 PM »
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Re: pet CPR (resuscitation)
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2012, 10:57:22 PM »
great info, thanks chris.
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