Brian Williams, MSNBC, covered this news story yesterday which is emotional to watch. Brian said, "It is inspirational and educational."
Not sure how educational it is because evidently this is not the proper procedure to use, but it did have a positive outcome.
Of course, it caught my attention because Sugar is a Boxer. Many boxer owners name their pets after famous boxers, and it's my assumption this Boxer is named for Sugar Ray Leonard . . . just guessing.
Anyone who has read here a couple or four times knows that Boxers live at this place. You may remember our precious, Bubba, who has his very own YouTube video. The following video brought back memories of Bubba because he, too, had seizures. I held him many times during those episodes. Bubba never quit breathing, but he did bite his tongue, shake uncontrollably, and go blind for several minutes. Each time, the seizure lasted longer and became more intense. The vets diagnosed him with a brain tumor that was not curable. We made that gut-wrenching decision to let Bubba join his brother, Junior, at the Rainbow Bridge.
Sugar, the Boxer, was in one of Ron Pace's training classes when he had what they thought was a seizure and stopped breathing for two minutes. Ron is a trainer with Canyon Crest K9 in Tacoma, Washington, and is now considered a hero. Ron very calmly applied CPR and even gave Sugar mouth-to-nose resuscitation saving the dog's life.
The video is difficult to watch. I cried throughout the entire thing, but it does have a happy ending.
You may have to watch a 30-second commercial, but the video is moving and does have a happy ending. As indicated by the trainer in the second video, this may not have been the 'proper' procedure, but it did have a positive outcome. Also, not sure about the use of that choke collar on Sugar . . .
Here is a video showing the correct CPR technique for dogs:
Thanks to one of my readers, Puppysitter, for sending this to me. Our Boxers were always in caring and loving hands when she was our sitter.
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