If your dog or cat were to suddenly stop breathing, and you’re unsure what to do, then you need to learn pet CPR now.
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is one of the most valuable tools a pet parent or pet caregiver can possess. It will save your pet’s life before you can get to an emergency veterinary facility. Quick thinking and quick action—effective action—is what’s needed to save a precious life.
Are you confident you could handle a situation like one of these? Your dog slipped and fell into the swimming pool. Kitty decided to bite an electrical cord. Your pet just got loose and has been hit by a car. Imagine equipping yourself with sufficient knowledge that will give you the confidence to act appropriately.
Questions To Answer
Do you know how to give your pet CPR?
And, do you know when to start giving CPR?
Would you panic and freeze, and waste valuable time?
Did you know you can take an online course and learn the when and how?
ACE Pet CPR Mini Course
Created by 30-year practicing veterinarian Dr. Jeff Grognet, the Pet CPR Mini Course is a free, two-lesson webinar. It demonstrates the basic resuscitation techniques applicable for both dogs and cats.
The first lesson focuses on the airway and breathing. It’s an evaluation that covers checking the mouth for blockage and confirming that the airway is open. It also shows how breath tests are done.
Lesson two deals with chest compressions as well as mouth to nose breaths if the pet is still not breathing. It includes ideal body and arm positions, correct pressure, and also timing and sequence. Furthermore, you learn when to apply pressure to the heart in the case of kittens, cats, puppies and small dogs.
You can check it out here: http://dogtraining.academy/ace-pet-cpr-mini-course/
Also worth mentioning is the fact that Dr. Grognet is the founder of the Academy for Canine Educators (ACE). So for those people who are interested in CPR certification, ACE offers a work-at-your-own-pace course comprising five in-depth webinars, text documents and exam. The cost is around $56 (CAD69).
Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine
This section is about the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine/American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Pet CPR Course. Their online course has a duration of one hour and contains short how-to videos. The situations presented apply to felines and canines of different sizes and breeds. Upon completion, there’s a 14-question assessment, and a competency certificate is issued to individuals with a 70 percent, or higher, pass rate. At the time of writing, the cost of this course was $45.
For further information you can visit: http://www.ecornell.com/courses/veterinary-courses/pet-cpr
To Sum Up
Hopefully you found this short article to be informative. If so, and you are unsure about how to perform CPR the correct way, please consider taking one of these courses. And, even if you already did quite a while ago, then it might be a good idea to take a refresher. Stay tuned for more first aid tips coming soon.
Together, let’s keep our precious pets healthy, happy and safe!
To familiarize yourself with the American Red Cross norms for checking your pet’s vital signs, go to https://petpeevesunmasked.com/three-pet-vital-signs/
And, to learn how to check your pet’s vital signs yourself, go to https://petpeevesunmasked.com/home-check-pets-vitals/