Thank you to everyone who attended the Pet Lifesavers sessions and asked some great questions. We didn’t get to all of them in the time available so we have tried to cover the additional points raised in the questions and answers below. Click on the question to show/hide the comment. Hope this is useful!
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Breathing and CPR
What are the normal breathing and heart rates for dogs and cats?
|Animal||Heart Rate||Breathing (Respiratory) Rate|
|Cat||120 – 240||24-42|
It is very important to follow Paul’s advice and get baseline measurements for your healthy pet. This way, you get used to taking the measurements and you have a reference point. You could then make a much more objective assessment if you need to.
Fits and Seizures
If your dog is having a fit, do you wait until the disorientation has passed (2hrs appro)x to take to vets or after the actual fit has happened (1 min +)?
Bites and Stings
How should you treat a dog that has been stung by a jelly fish?
Will a dog stay out in the sun even though he was getting heat stroke?
is heat stroke only really relevant in dogs as cats tend to like to lie in hot places ?
What are the symptoms of hypothermia in dogs?
Is there anything that can reduce the absorption of poisons if it will take a long time to get to the
How long does it take an animal to recover from a poisoning if not fatal?
If garlic is toxic why are garlic tablets not?
My dog has eaten large quantities of grapes in the past with no ill effects. Are grapes toxic for all dogs?
Herer is a link to a list of potentially poisonous plants from the Dog’s Trust.
The ASPCA website also has a section on plants.
Are lilies not toxic for dogs, or is it just that they don't eat the plants or pollen?
What should one do if your dog is choking say on a treat?
What do you recommend for a prolapsed eyeball?
If we used a clean cloth in an emergency situation with a wound, wouldn't it just stick to the wound?