48780Re: [FH] How heart disease can strike
- Aug 24, 2013I 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,
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: firstname.lastname@example.org_
> 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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