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New Guidelines for Pet CPR – Doggie Cakes
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New Guidelines for Pet CPR

Science blog reported new guidelines for pet CPR that every fur family should be aware of.

Recommended Practices:

  • Perform 100-120 chest compressions per minute of one-third to one-half of the chest width, with the animal lying on its side.
  • Ventilate intubated dogs and cats at a rate of 10 breaths per minute, or at a compression to ventilation ratio of 30 to 2 for mouth-to-snout ventilation.
  • Perform CPR in 2-minute cycles, switching the β€œcompressor” each cycle.
  • Administer vasopressors every 3–5 minutes during CPR.
Chest compression techniques for medium, large, and giant breed dogs. (A) For most dogs, it is reasonable to do chest compressions over the widest portion of the chest to maximally employ the thoracic pump theory. Either left or right lateral recumbency are acceptable. (B) In keel-chested (ie, deep, narrow chested) dogs like greyhounds, it is reasonable to do chest compressions with the hands directly over the heart to employ the cardiac pump theory, again in either recumbency. (C) For barrel-chested dogs like English Bulldogs, sternal compressions directly over the heart with the patient in dorsal recumbency may be considered to employ the cardiac pump mechanism.
Hopefully you never need to use CPR on your beloved fur kid, but it is good know.  Ask your veterinarian  for advice to handle this kind of emergency.  To take being prepared to the next level take a pet first aid class.  The American Red Cross offers per first aid training, check their website (RedCross.org) to find a class near you.
Trina Messano
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