Pet CPR – You have GOT to be kidding

by David Saturday, September 26, 2009 9:16 AM

I was just randomly flipping through the channels on my DirectTV today (200 channels of pure bliss), and ran across a Pet care show on my local station, Fox 2 News.

Anyway, it was just a general show who’s host was a vet, and he was answering peoples questions.  This one lady sent in a question and asked if she should learn Pet CPR just in case something happened to her beloved pet Snoopy (that wasn’t it’s name, I don’t remember the name).

Anyway, I almost fell off the couch (yes couch, I was vegging).  First, I didn’t even know there was such a thing as Pet CPR, actually I’m not sure I could bring myself to give an animal mouth-to-mouth, I mean I’ve had my dog lick me in the mouth before and like YUCK. [more]

ANYWAY, what just floored me was here was this lady, I’d guess maybe her 50’s, that was wanting to know if she should learn Pet CPR because of her dog.  The vet asked if she new “normal” CPR (i.e. people CPR), and she said she did not.  So he suggested that yes, she should learn Pet CPR, that it could come in handy, and wouldn’t hurt to know it!

I mean WOW, if someone was choking or having a heart attack or Lord knows what else, this lady would stand there dumbfounded, unable to do anything, BUT if a dog or cat or gerbil or something were to choke, she could JUMP to the rescue and save the animals life.

Now don’t get me wrong, I like pet’s too, dogs in particular, I’ve grown up around them my entire life.  I’m sorry though, they are still animals and dammit, people come first in my mind.  I know that to some, their pet is the only friend or companion they have, and I can certainly understand the emotional bond one feels for their pet, but (wait for it!) folks, IT’S AN ANIMAL, NOT A HUMAN BEING.

I mean if you want to learn Pet CPR, ok, cool, but don’t you think you could maybe take the couple hours extra to learn Real People CPR.  I mean there is a slight difference, and well quite frankly, human beings are a bit more important in the grand scheme of things then pets are.

Sorry pet loving more then people folks, but it just struck me as really really weird.  As for you folks out there that treat your pets as part of the family, like you treat real people, well that will have to be another post.

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