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48780Re: [FH] How heart disease can strike

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  • bubbacat12003
    Aug 24, 2013
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      I saved this link years ago because it gives step by step instructions on
      pet CPR, and there's another further down for Heimlich. It's something every
      pet parent should know.



      In a message dated 8/24/2013 1:09:43 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
      dittykat@... writes:

      I am very interested in knowing what to do in an emergency situation to
      give our loved ones time for a vet to help.

      Cindi missing the touch of Ditto
      There she was, elegant, beautiful, swathed in the shiniest of clinging
      silks, a vision of loveliness in coffee and cream --- a Princess from
      Bangkok, an Oriental Goddess, a Queen on her throne --- a Siamese cat!
      from May Eustace's Cats in Clover

      On Sat, Aug 24, 2013 at 12:51 PM, Westgold wrote:

      > wow, this is wonderful -- and yes, I cried! To hear this woman's
      > grief at the thought she might lose her beloved dog so suddenly, it
      > broke my heart.
      > Can we discuss this? I was surprised to see that the guy did no
      > mouth-to-mouth, I wonder why. Keeping oxygen moving to the brain is
      > as important as keeping the blood flowing.
      > I believe this was not heart failure like some of our kitties get --
      > he wouldn't have been able to be revived if his heart had suddenly
      > died. So was this some kind of fainting episode perhaps? I thought I
      > heard somewhere that boxers are prone to certain heart conditions.
      > When I lost a kitty to sudden heart failure back in 1995, I did try
      > mouth-to-mouth, I also held her upside down to try to drain some of
      > the fluids. (I found her sitting in a puddle of fluids after she
      > screamed out in pain.) But she was already gone. Fortunately, heart
      > failure like that is fast, so they don't suffer. ----- Original
      > Message ----- From: Cindi To: _feline-heart@yahoogroups.com_
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      > Saturday, August 24, 2013 12:28 PM
      > Subject: [FH] How heart disease can strike
      > I found this video about a dog that stopped breathing. A
      > stranger saves the dog but it turns out the dog has HCM. This can
      > happen to cats too, and may save a life by viewing if you are in
      > this situation.
      > Cindi missing the touch of Ditto
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