A California woman saved her greyhound by performing CPR for nearly an hour. The imperiled pooch, Stella, almost stopped breathing after an allergic reaction to heartworm medication.
Nancy Salyer, an intensive care unit nurse, kept Stella's blood flowing until the dog was admitted to a hospital.
Compared to resuscitating humans, CPR is harder to perform in dogs, veterinarian Chavon Pryor tells KRCR News. But just like in humans, it can make the difference between life and death.
Stella was lucky her owner's instincts and training kicked in, Dr. Pryor says. "Most critters would not have an hour of CPR much less come back as well as she has."
[Top Image: veterinarian Chavon Pryor demonstrates canine CPR, via ABC 7/KRCR News]