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Revive through CPR

Revive through CPR
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Can CPR be administered to animals? How?

Yes, CPR can be administered to animals when they are unconscious and are not found to be breathing or circulating blood adequately. CPR for animals is similar to CPR for humans. These 
directions assume the animal is unconscious and the risk of being bitten by the animal is not present:

1. Remove any obstruction: Open the animals’ mouth and make sure the air passage is clear. If not, remove the object obstructing the air passage.

 2. Extend the head and give several artificial respirations: For large dogs, close the animal’s jaw tightly and breathe into the nose. The animal’s chest should rise. Give 2 breaths. For small dogs and cats you may be able to cover the nose and mouth with your mouth as you breathe. The animal’s chest should rise. Give 2 breaths. 

3. Next perform chest compression: For large dogs you may be able to position the dogs on its back and compress the chest just like for humans. For small dogs and cats as well as large dogs with funnel chests, you may need to lay the animal on its side and compress the side of the rib cage. 

Alternatively you can position the animal on its back and press on both sides of the rib cage.
The rate of chest compressions varies with the size of the animal. Dogs over 60 lbs should be given 60 compressions per minute, animals 11 to 60 lbs should be given 80-100 compressions per minute and those who are 10 lbs or less should be given 120 compressions per minute.

4. Alternate breaths with compressions: The ratio of compressions to breaths should be approximately the same as for humans. Continue doing this until the animal responds or begins to breathe on its own.

In nature, animals kill and eat each other; so why should it be wrong for humans?

No animals kill for fun or to use each other’s skins etc. Most animals who kill for food could not survive if they did not do so and thus, they don’t have a choice. That is not the case for us. We don’t need to eat meat. Predatory animals must kill to eat.  

Also it is illogical to selectively have our behavior be influenced by animals. We do not run around without clothes, copulate in public, live on trees. The same logic could lead to formation of absurd questions like these. It is illogical to simply emulate what other animals do, selectively. 
  
How far does this go? Do I even have to worry about stepping on ants now?

How will killing an ant help you ? Ofcourse you should worry about it. That is the mark of an evolved spirit. Regardless of how careful we are, we will cause some suffering as an effect of living. But to avoid inflicting pain is the goal of your life and the way you should navigate it. Don’t collect a lot, don’t use unnecessary things, watch what you eat and how you walk. That is what the sages called self awareness.

How can I differentiate between a normal and a rabid dog?

The symptoms differ tremendously. Some dogs become lame in the beginning, some withdraw into themselves and lose their voices. Another indicator is if it is foaming at the mouth. Such dogs have hostile, erratic, aggressive behavior. When the disease becomes more progressive, they have a heightened sensitivity to external stimuli, their jaws hang open, heavy breathing can be observed, the dog can make choking sounds, eat unusual items, stagger, be afraid of water (hydrophobia), these dogs often tremble, they may have dilated pupils, and they also could have seizures.

Can cats have rabies? Can they transmit rabies?

All warm blooded animals, including humans, can get rabies. Even cows get it. Cats may contract rabies through bites from a disease carrier. Rabies affects the gray matter of the cat’s brain and its central nervous system. Symptoms include fever, seizures, paralysis, hydrophobia, dropped jaw, inability to swallow, muscular lack of coordination, unusual aggression, constant irritability and excessive salivation or frothy saliva.

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