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CPR and Hemlich for your dog, cat and bird

December 11th, 2008, 06:25 PM
Since I just had the scare of my life with Vlad, I found these links that might be useful for all of us in case our little ones ever need some quick emergency help.

I just found this step by step:

How to save a choking cat (

Here's another good one. This one has a short video.

Heimlich for your cat (

Here's one for dogs. Looks like pretty much the same info.

Heimlich for your dog (

This page has some CPR info as well for both dogs, cats and birds!

CPR for your dog, cat and bird. (

This page has a PDF you can print with pictures. I copied it so I can email it to whoever wants it.

Animal CPR (

December 11th, 2008, 06:31 PM
Thanks AG.

Maybe Marko can make this a sticky, it may be too hard to search for it when somebody is panicked.

December 11th, 2008, 06:33 PM
That's true.

December 11th, 2008, 07:52 PM
Thanks, AG! I printed it out for the dog closet door and I saved a copy on the hard drive! :thumbs up

December 11th, 2008, 08:12 PM
Very cool AG I too saved it & emailed the links to fellow fur-parents.

December 11th, 2008, 08:17 PM
Hazel, that's a good idea. I'm going to hang one under the stairs and have one upstairs in the closet.

I've still got the look on poor Vlad's face in my head. My sweet pipo.

December 11th, 2008, 08:18 PM
Very cool AG I too saved it & emailed the links to fellow fur-parents.

Oh great! I'm glad you can forward it to some people. The more people that know the better.

December 11th, 2008, 08:54 PM
pick up the cat by grasping its back legs; turn it upside down and shake vigorously. Slapping the back while shaking may help to dislodge the object.

Am I the only one who laughed at that part?

December 11th, 2008, 08:56 PM
BTW thanks for the info AG. I've witnessed CPR being done on a cat infront of met. The kitty passed away :sad: but atleast now I know how to do it. The instructions from the first page I was looking at was very accurate.

December 12th, 2008, 07:50 AM
Kathryn, since you've seen it done, thanks for letting us know the instructions are accurate.

And I didn't laugh at that one part, but I thought what the heck? :D I did start slapping Vlad's back, but I don't think I'd have thought to dangle him by his legs until he spit the thing out.

December 12th, 2008, 08:58 AM
Am I the only one who laughed at that part?

didn't laugh originally, but now i have a visual of it, shake the kitty.:laughing:

December 12th, 2008, 05:19 PM
Thank you Marko for making this a sticky! :thumbs up

December 12th, 2008, 06:12 PM
Thanks Marko. Hopefully, no one here will ever need this, but it's good to have.

July 19th, 2011, 09:03 AM
Wanted to update this page, the last link for a PDF for animal cpr had expired and moved so i searched the site for the new page because i wanted to copy it to my pc. Here is the new link. :)

July 19th, 2011, 09:13 AM
Thx for the update, edwina!

February 10th, 2013, 05:34 AM
would you please email it to me I have two dogs never encountered that but would be good to have.:lightbulb:

October 3rd, 2013, 11:47 AM
I actually had to give the Heimlich to my dog a few months back. She somehow inhaled a big piece of dog cookie, and started running around gasping. I could tell she was panicking, and then I started panicking too! I just remembered seeing how to do it on humans, so grabbed her underneath her belly & felt for where her ribcage met the soft part, and put my thumbs there and pulled up. After a couple of pulls she got the cookie up! It was super scary but she turned out fine. :dog: