Wednesday, October 16, 2013

How to Give Your Puppy CPR

You love your pet. If the unthinkable happened, and your new puppy stopped breathing, you would do anything you could to save your animal companion. But the real question is, could you? CPR and rescue breathing techniques are just as important for our pets as they are for our peers, but few people know how to perform them properly.

CPR differs in application from adult dogs to puppies just as it does from human adults to children. Knowing the differences in CPR techniques for puppies can both save lives and prevent further harm from accidental injury. It is essential to remember that puppies are smaller and more fragile than their adult counterparts, so additional precautions must be taken to ensure their safety during rescue efforts.

It is hoped that you will never be put in a position where you are required to use these techniques. However, accidents, illness, and injuries happen every day and the best way to protect your pooch is by being prepared. The future is unpredictable but few pet owners have plans and equipment in place that provide for the well-being of their furry friends. Puppy CPR is just the first step to continuing health and safety of your beloved pet.  This informative infographic from the Carrington College veterinary tech program helps simplify the proper steps of puppy CPR .

Post by Julie Lee, a freelance writer and animal lover. Follow Julie on Twitter @julie_lee_

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