Clever Border Collie Performs CPR On Grateful Humans

StoryfulPublished: October 13, 2017Updated: October 17, 2017561 views
Published: October 13, 2017Updated: October 17, 2017

There are many hidden dangers throughout life, ones that cannot be foreseen or anticipated. Still, this doesn’t mean that you cannot be prepared for when such a dangers strikes, one of which is the choking hazard. One wrong move and you have a foreign object obstructing your airway, but you have no one in the vicinity to help you out. In such a case, there is one neat thing that you can do on yourself to get out of the sticky situation - you can learn how to perform the Heimlich maneuver on your own self.

There is a really cool and clear video about that move, brought to us by a Firefighter/Paramedic ACLS/BLS Instructor Jeff Rehman. In the clip, he uses a basic push-up motion to create suction to hopefully dislodge the object that is blocking your throat. First, get on your knees in the push-up position, then let go of your arms, essentially letting your stomach and chest smack on the ground. The air that moves out from this technique should be enough to remove whatever is stuck in your airway.

But what happens when you lose consciousness and again, there is no one to help you? You can try and teach your canine companion to perform CPR on you instead! Lava the two-year-old border collie has been taught by her owners in Calgary, Alberta, to perform a dog-friendly version of cardiopulmonary resuscitation on some grateful humans. That’s one smart and caring pup!

In Lava’s case, the DRABC procedure gets an extra step - Danger, Response, Airway, Breathing, Circulation, Treats

Credit: Lava the Border Collie via Storyful

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