Thursday, September 26, 2013

Learn How to Give CPR to a Puppy

Unfortunately, I have performed CPR on one too many dogs while I worked as a Veterinary Technician. Of course, performing CPR in an animal hospital is much easier to do than at home. There are machines, medicines, and veterinarians available to assist. Even with all of that, CPR on dogs has a low success rate. That's why it's so important for dog owners to know what they should do if something were to happen. Carrington's Veterinary Technician Program has put together this infographic which includes valuable information about How to Give CPR to a Puppy. 


How to Give CPR to a Puppy
Photo via Katherine

The following is a guest post written by Sandra Mills.

You have spent months researching breeds to find that perfect puppy to add to your family, hours preparing supplies and choosing the best veterinary care possible. Miles driven to visit breeders, shelters and scanning classified ads finally pays off when you bring her home. You gaze into her trusting brown eyes and promise to always keep her safe. Weeks later, as you cuddle her on your lap; air escapes your chest in a choking gasp as you realize she is not breathing.

Do you know how to save your puppy if she is choking or has stopped breathing? Would you know how to perform CPR on her, increasing her chances of survival? Would you know what to do if your pet has an emergency?

Only 54% of pet owners have an emergency fire evacuation plan; only 20% have a first aid kit prepared for their animals; CPR should be a vital part of your kit. Learn pet CPR today, prevent tragedy tomorrow. Arm yourself with knowledge, protect your newest family member and put your mind at ease.

View this short guide on puppy CPR, print a copy and place it near your veterinarian’s number in case of emergency; don’t wait until it’s too late!

How to give a puppy CPR

Via Carrington College’s Veterinary Technician Program

22 comments:

  1. Great new look for the site! This is an important infograph - I'll be sure to share it.

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  2. Love the new look. Very informative Ann but we hope we never have to use the information. Have a tremendous Thursday.
    Best wishes Molly

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    1. Thank you Molly :) I hope the same as well.

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  3. We are like Molly, great info :) Have a super Thursday xxooxx

    Mollie and Alfie

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  4. Great post, but I hope I never have to do that.

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  5. Great info Ann. Gladly passed it along!

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  6. Thank you for sharing this important information!

    Could you please share what should be in a pet first aid kit? Are there different things you should have in it if you have a dog versus a cat? A post on cat CPR would be wonderful too :)

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    1. Thanks Sierra - sure! I'll put them on my to do list, thanks for the request :) Cat CPR would be more or less the same as this information.

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  7. I'm so thankful that I've never had to do this, but happy to have the info. on hand in case of an emergency.

    I'll be sharing this for sure - thanks for posting! (The new site design looks great!)

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    1. Thank you Danielle! I hope you never need the info!

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  8. That is great info and my Dad had to do this on a kitty once.

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    1. How nice of your dad! I really hope the kitty was OK...

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  9. This is a fantastic inforgraph Ann and Sandra! :-/ I'm definitely going to share! We still need to sign up for an official Pet CPR class, but thankfully we know the basics (in an emergency) from listening to trainers at lots of the events we've been to. More people need to know and understand this though!!

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    1. That's cool Goose, you and your mom do go to lots of cool places to learn things. Hope you guys never need to use this advice!

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  10. I hope I never have to do this, but this is a very important and useful article in case something does happen. Thanks for sharing!

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  11. Good information - thanks for spreading the word!

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  12. I dent even know that CPR for dogs was actually possible. I have 2 pets at home and we are not prepared for emergencies with them. I am going to prepare a fire escape plan for them tonight lol, this is a great idea and I will bookmark this page. The inforgralhic is fenonminal, I seen many graphics but this one tops its off. This post deserved to be shared !

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    1. Oh yes - definitely! It's even more intense in a hospital setting. I'm glad you found this information useful and am glad to hear you're going to prepare some evacuation plans! Thanks for stopping by :)

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