Learn the skills to save your pet’s life

Milwaukee Health - - PULSE PETS -

PRE­PARE for a pet emer­gency by learn­ing CPR and first aid for an­i­mals. Milwaukee Emer­gency Cen­ter for An­i­mals of­fers work­shops that teach these skills in just a few hours (go to er­foran­i­mals.com for more in­for­ma­tion). Mean­while, here are a few ba­sics of dog and cat CPR, from vet­eri­nar­ian An­drew Lin­klater of Lakeshore Vet­eri­nary Spe­cial­ists in Glen­dale:

1 Place your dog on its right side,

or hold your cat by the chest be­tween your thumb and fore­fin­ger.

2 With the dog, press down

on the widest part of the chest, or with the cat, squeeze with your thumb and fin­ger, both at a rate of 100 com­pres­sions a minute.

3 Mean­while, blow into your pet’s

nose 10 times a minute (an­other vet says six to 10 times), keep­ing your lips sealed around the snout and hold­ing the mouth closed.

4 Con­tinue for 10 min­utes,

or un­til the an­i­mal (hope­fully) re­vives.

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