Last week a stray white pretty cat attempted to get into a hospital when it got stuck between a glass panel and the door jamb, making it difficult for the kittie to breath.
The staff at the Özel Akgün Tem Hospital in Istanbul, Turkey, rushed to help her, ER doctor Halil Akyürek among them. It was a matter of life and death…
“The cat’s neck was stuck,” Akyürek told the news outlet, Haber Turk. “He was struggling and having trouble breathing. I put my hand on the back of his head and properly removed him from the door. We immediately began CPR.”
Everything was captured on camera – we can see Akyürek massaging the cat’s heart. Then the doctor put an oxygen mask on the kittie and consulted the veterinarian who advised which medicines the feline needed.
Finally, the pretty cat was brought to life and named Miracle. But there was another miracle that happened afterwards – the kind doctor Akyürek decided to adopt the stray, so now the kittie has a loving home…
The saving gesture: how to give a heart massage to your pretty cat
In life-threatening emergencies, it can be beneficial to know first aid actions, whether for humans or animals. If your pretty cat, after an accident, is unconscious, the first thing to do is to take him to the vet immediately.
In the car, you can then perform a heart massage to save your cat’s life possibly. Don’t you know how to do it? Don’t panic; we explain everything in 3 simple steps!…
1. Check your pulse and breathing
Before you have a heart massage, make sure your hairball is still breathing. To do this, see if his chest lifts with each breath.
Similarly, check his pulse by placing your fingers inside his thigh, above the knee. If you don’t feel anything, take the next step.
2. Free his airways
Lay the cat on the right side on a hard, flat surface. Be careful not to manipulate it too much or turn it in all directions, and it could aggravate its condition.
So it’s best to try to keep it in the same position you found it in. Then position your head back and open your mouth to clear a possible object, blood or vomit, anything that could clog your airways…
If the animal is not breathing, place your hands around its mouth and snout, only revealing the nostrils. Then place your mouth on its nostrils and blow air (be careful not too much, its lungs are smaller than yours).
Make five short breaths and then release. Between each breath, make sure that its belly deflates.
3. Heart massage
If your cat’s heart has stopped beating, place it on the right side and wrap your hand around the sternum while holding the animal’s back with the other hand, to surround the heart. You can also place both hands directly on the ribs.
Then perform the following sequence: 30 quick compressions followed by two breaths of air in the nostrils. Then check to see if your pretty cat is breathing.
Repeat the operation for 20 minutes. If at the end of this time, your cat’s heart has not started beating again, it seems that all hope is lost.