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Monday, June 18, 2012
If your Dog has a Heart Attack....
If your dog has a heart attack and collapses, what should you do? For years, different veterinarians may have offered different pieces of advice -- but now veterinary medicine researchers from the University of Pennsylvania and Cornell University have produced the first set of evidence-based guidelines for resuscitating dogs and cats with stopped hearts. University of Pennsylvania re searcher Manuel Boller and his colleagues looked at decades of peer-reviewed data and determined that the proper rate for chest compressions on dogs and cats is between 100 and 120 per minute. That's the same rhythm recommended for humans. It also happens to align to the 103-bpm Bee Gees classic disco hit "Stayin' Alive," which studies have shown aids medical students in performing chest compressions. The guidelines, while primarily for veterinarians, are "very translatable to pet owners and bystanders," Boller said in a phone interview. Of course, performing chest compressions on a Pekingese is very different from doing so on a full-grown person, or even on a Great Dane.