blabsforbullies wrote:I'm so glad that everything is ok. You are your own dog's hero!!!
mnp13 wrote:blabsforbullies wrote:I'm so glad that everything is ok. You are your own dog's hero!!!
From a vet's standpoint, what should I have done differently, what are different options that would have worked?
God forbid I ever have to deal with that again, I'd rather be more prepared next time around!
I never thought of pushing it in but in an extreme circumstance that would make sense. If they can breath you can get them to the e-vet immediately. Better emergency surgery then dead dog (uh.. yeah... stating the obvious )
I tested it last night with Ruby, she will let me hang her upside down to show someone what I did. Of course, I won't actually do the compressions!
LMM wrote:Matt if you find any training on that in the area can you let me know?
maberi wrote:LMM wrote:Matt if you find any training on that in the area can you let me know?
I just received this from a member on my flyball team. I'm going to sign up. Figured I would pass it your way if you are interested
Canine First Aid and Emergency Treatment Workshop
by Dr. Ailsa Currie DVM
Content of workshop will include: What is “Normal”
How to give a full physical exam
Less Common Problems and Emergencies
Do not miss a chance to learn something that could one save your dog’s life!
Ideal for anyone who teaches dog classes, works in a doggie daycare or kennel or any other canine professional hoping to improve their skills and ability to provide good care for their canine clients!
Where: Canine Sports Complex
356 Hertel Ave, Buffalo, NY
When: Sunday, March 29, 2009
10am until 3pm (light lunch will be provided)
How Much: $50.00
Will include certificate of completion, handbook for review at home and mini first aid kit
Please contact Kim Russell at firstname.lastname@example.org or 716 225 6646 to register
BigDogBuford wrote:Almost this exact same situation happened with Patrick last night. Chris woke me up at 1:30 this morning and said that Patrick was choking on a frozen turkey neck. I got up, expecting to see a dog trying to hoark up something stuck in his throat. What I found was a lateral dog, not breathing with gums white as a ghost. Oh crap. That woke me up real quick, let me tell ya.
I reefed his mouth open and shoved my hand down his throat and could feel the turkey neck but just couldn't quite grab it. I ran to grab some pliers and told Chris to keep trying to grab the turkey neck out of his throat. After about 10 seconds Chris ran into the kitchen and said that he'd gotten it out so I ran back out to the porch where Patrick was and he wasn't breathing. I got him somewhat sternal and staring pounding on his sides, trying to wake him up. I was saying his name and pounding on his sides trying to stimulate him and the first sign of life I saw.....a waggy stubby nubbin. Boxers. It took a couple of minutes but he slowly came around and pinked up. This morning he seems fine but I'm going to take him into work with me.
By far, the scariest wake up call I've ever had. Keep in mind, this took place with me naked, outside on the porch in 30 degree weather. My feet are *still* cold and I'm still a little twitterpated about the whole thing.
mnp13 wrote:I'm glad to hear he's ok!!!
As an FYI - you can do the Heimlich with a dog that is on the floor. You do compressions at the base of the rib cage, with the same intention - to use the air in their lungs to force the item out. It's easier if you can lift them and have gravity help you, but the premise is the same.
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