Walking along for Ozzie’s first walk early this morning, I noticed an elderly man struggling with his dachshund -the poor thing couldn’t breathe and was helplessly flailing its little limbs. We kicked into emergency mode and administered PET CPR, which helped the dog back on its paws enough to be taken to the vet. Everyone got a good scare, most of all the poor dog!
I feel that this is a good time to remind everyone that we can all learn basic Pet CPR and Pet First Aid to assist our cats and dogs in an emergency. Elizabeth Kemp, a contributor to Modern Dog Magazine, even teaches us how to make our own Canine First Aid Kit.
And for a little visual help, take a look at this diagram I found some time ago on care2.com:
Article courtesy of Modern Dog Magazine
Diagram courtesy of Care2 make a difference