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It's A Dog's Life - YOUR Dog's! Newsletter, Issue #015 - Cpr
January 15, 2007
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Save your dog's life with dog first aid!

Whether you're new to dog ownership, or a long-time friend; have a puppy, or care for a senior dog; own a purebred, or a cross from the rescue center; regardless of your situation, your dog is precious to you.

You want only the best for your dog, just like you want the best for every member of your family. This newsletter has the information and resources you need to give your dog the best -- the best of health, the best of safety, the best of lifelong wellbeing.

With some prevention and some planning, you can keep your dog healthy and safe, for years to come.

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Issue 15

Table of Contents



Cpr for your Dog tips

Handling and transporting tips

First Aid Kit




Cpr Tips

Lay animal on side and remove any objects from windpipe: open mouth, pull tongue forward, extend neck and sweep mouth with your finger

If windpipe and mouth are clear, extend neck, hold tongue out of mouth and close animal's jaws over tongue.

Holding jaws closed, breathe into both nostrils for 5 to 6 breaths. If there is no response, continue artificial breathing.

ARTIFICIAL BREATHING

* Over 60 lbs.=12 breaths/min * 11-60 lbs.=16-20 breaths/min * 1-10 lbs.=30+ breaths/min

If there is no heartbeat, begin heart compressions. Depress chest 1.5 to 3 inches with one or two hands. Continue artificial breathing.

HEART COMPRESSIONS

* Over 60 lbs.=60 times/min * 11-60 lbs.=80-100 times/min * 5-10 lbs.=120-140 times/min

If your pet weighs 5 lbs. or less, place hands around rib cage and apply heart massage.

These are just quick tips please see everything you need to do on our website Dog CPR May Save Your Dog's Life

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Move your Dog

Don't try to comfort an injured pet by hugging it. Don't put your face near its head.

Muzzle dogs if necessary with gauze, soft towel strips or stockings. Wrap small animals in a towel or blanket.

Don't attempt to lift or drag a large, injured dog. Instead, improvise a stretcher with a board, throw rug, child's toboggan, etc.

Before transport, try to stabilize injuries. Rolled magazines or newspapers can serve as splints. Pad the limb and splint generously with rolled cotton and gauze, or improvise with pillows, strips of blanket, towels, etc.

These are just quick tips please see everything you need to do on our website Lift and Move Your Dog Safely

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Helpful items to have on hand in your first aid kit.

* Gauze pads, gauze rolls, rolled cotton and veterinary self-adhesive elastic wrap

* Calamine lotion and petroleum jelly

* Thermometer

* Blunt-end scissors, to cut bandages or cut fur away from a wound

* Tweezers and pliers

* Antibiotic cream and antiseptic solution

* Extra blankets, towels and pillows

* Eyedropper

* Tube socks for slipping over an injured paw

* Transport aids, like crates and carryalls. A child's plastic toboggan or flat piece of board can be used to carry a larger dog.

* Cotton swab sticks

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