Michigan Dog Groomer Saves Dogs Life With Mouth to Mouth CPR
It was a cold and snowy day in Stanton, Michigan last week, a small Montcalm county town with only about 1,400 plus people living there. And, it was a special day for 11-year old Gracie the dog. Gracie is a Shih Tzu, and was at Country Pets Grooming Salon for her regular appointment.
COUNTRY PETS GROOMING SALSON IN STANTON, MICHIGAN
But things went terribly wrong that day. Gracie was in the bathtub getting her usual bath when when she suddenly went limp.
“She was lifeless; she was gone,” owner Kristen Hansen said.
Fox17 reported that Kristen had gone through extensive training in in dog grooming school, and ironically, mouth-to-mouth CPR for dogs was part of that training.
Of course, you hope you never have to use that training, especially to save a dogs life, but this was a life and death matter and she automatically sprang into action. It had to be done or Gracie would be gone forever.
DOG CPR MOUTH TO MOUTH CPR
How in the world do you do mouth-to-mouth CPR on a dog? Training say you Cup your hands in a circle around the dogs mouth and blow into the nose. Then do chest compressions.
DOG CPR CHEST COMPRESSIONS
Will this actually work Hansen thought?
“The third or fourth time, the air just went through her body, and her tail just started shaking,” Hansen said.
With Gracie breathing again they had to rush her to the vet. That is where they found fluid around her heart. She was aggressively treated and soon well enough to return home to her family.
SHIH TZU DOG, BUT NOT GRACIE
What a miracle. And yes, it was because of the quick action and training that Kristen Hansen was able to save Gracie's life.
“Knowing that I saved her life, it was amazing. It was a blessing. A miracle. It was the best feeling ever,” Hansen said.