Would you, without hesitation, perform CPR on a family member?
A recent Associated Press-Petside.com poll detemined “that 58% of pet owners would be at least somewhat likely to perform CPR on their pet in the event of a medical emergency.” An interesting concept, don’t you think?
CPR on animals is basically the same as it is on humans, it’s just the difference in size and anatomy that matters. You would still give rescue breaths and perform “chest” compressions. Many CPR instructors have included Companion Pet Resuscitation in their repertoire for pet-owners or others who care for animals.
The poll also ascertained that few pet owners are prepared for pet emergencies in their home, with just one-in-five having a pet first aid kit on hand. Most, however, said they would do whatever they could to help their family members who happen to be animals.
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Accidents can and do happen. Make sure you’re prepared if Spot or Snowball need your help!