Posts from April, 2019
No pet owner ever hopes for a chance to use their lifesaving skills, but in the case of a nightmarish pet emergency, knowing if a pet needs CPR – and being able to administer it – can make all the difference. This relatively simple course of action can buy time before you can get to our hospital, and improves their chances of recovery and survival. Ready to learn?
Check the Signs
Performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on an animal with a heartbeat can be extremely detrimental and even fatal. Pet CPR should only be used when there’s no breathing and no pulse.
The femoral artery in the hind leg (toward the abdomen) is an ideal place to check for a pulse. Also, place an ear directly on the heart, or feel the paw for any signs of a heartbeat.Continue…
We’ve long known that obesity is one of the biggest threats to our health. Unfortunately, this problem is no longer limited to humans – pets are also suffering the effects of being overweight or obese. According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, an estimated 60% of cats and 56% of dogs in the United States are overweight or obese.
The Pet Experts care deeply about all pets, and we believe that owner education is the key to correcting and preventing pet obesity. Let’s start by tackling the top 5 pet weight myths!Continue…