Wild Life Of A Little Monster

Others are scared of me because of all the fun I have. Considered a vigilante by my Eponine.

When You're Turning Blue

Graphic from www.dogstarr.com
The information below was shared in my company's daily newsletter shared with employees. Interesting stuff. It's not indicated, but I bet the procedure could be performed on a feline if the emergency situation ever occurred. Please comment if you know for certain.
The Heimlich Maneuver can also be used on pets that are choking on food or other objects.

When a dog has something blocking its airway, he will usually attempt to get it out either by using his paws or trying to vomit. He might also whine as in pain and or salivate excessively. Other signs that indicate choking include difficulty breathing, pawing at the mouth, and blue lips and mouth.

The Maneuver is administered in a similar manner as with children, taking care to place hands below the rib cage and pushing up on the abdomen with gentle thrusts. Do not press on the rib cage. Never put your fingers into a choking animal's mouth. You may push the object further into the throat or be bitten.

Toys with removable parts, rawhide chews, and chicken bones are just some of the objects which pose a choking hazard. Take the same safety precautions with pets as you would with a small child.


At November 28, 2006 6:20 PM, Blogger The Meezers said...

That is good to know Cowboy - thank you for posting this!!

Hope you had a good Thanksgiving. Our friends arrived in Shawnee Mission today to start their new jobs tomorrow! I told them to be on the lookout for an Oklahoma Cowboy in Kanas City! - Meezer Mom


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