A guide to animal CPR


6 Responses to “A guide to animal CPR”

  1. chgoliz says:

    In an act of supreme manhood, my best friend’s husband once gave mouth-to-mouth resuscitation and CPR to a dead fawn because my children were distraught.

    Thus, I can speak from experience and say that 4-legged animals lie on their sides when they are hurt or dying, so compressing the heart from the side is entirely obvious in the moment.

    No, it didn’t work for him either, but daaaaamn, he tried.

  2. xiagang says:

    There is no “xang” sound in Mandarin Chinese, so I think this name must be transliterated incorrectly. The most likely name is Mei Xiang. 

  3. VideoMonkey says:

    It’s an interesting post…but the photo is very misleading.  I was the official videographer at the National Zoo while this cub’s older brother, Tai Shan, was in residence.  A baby panda at one week old weighs less than 4 ounces and is hairless, blind, and toothless. It means that CPR can’t be done with anything more than one finger, really.  In my opinion, an even more impressive undertaking, dealing with such a delicate creature.

  4. gellfex says:

    I once successfully Heimlich-ed my cat choking on a chicken bone she stole off the table. I think that was life #7.

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