CPR and Pets
Learn This Life-Saving Technique
Would you know what to do if your dog or cat's heart stopped beating?
In a pet owner poll conducted jointly by the Associated Press and Petside.com, 58% said they would be at least somewhat likely to perform CPR on a pet in need. Of those, 63% were dog owners and 53% were cat owners. While the poll didn't reveal how many of those actually knew how to perform CPR on a pet, it's good news that most are willing to go mouth-to-snout if necessary.
The protocol for giving CPR to dogs and cats changed in 2012. Check out the guidelines in the graphic below. Even better: The American Red Cross and private companies such as PetTech can connect you to pet safety and CPR training courses in your area should you prefer hands-on instruction.