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Ruth's amazing life saving skills

11th January 2021
Ruth's amazing life saving skills

Read her story

Our lovely client Ruth shared this wonderful story with us.

Ruth is mum to gorgeous Murphy (pictured) took part in a dog first aid course last year and, as a result, was able to come to the rescue of a Boxer dog on the beach over Christmas.
 
Here's her amazing story:
 
" Murphy and I were walking along the beach and a few hundred yards in front of us was a boxer on the ground with dad massaging him and pleading with him to come round. His owners were clearly very distressed and the dog was not breathing, tongue out and eyes in the back of his head.
 
I ran up and asked if I could do mouth to mouth on the dog and a bystander suggested I try so I knelt down, cupped my hands around the nose and mouth of the dog and blew like breathing into a paper bag, leaving a couple of seconds in between breathes. After 30 seconds the dad said "I think he’s breathing" so I carried on for a couple more breathes and the dog's eyes came back round and seemed to be coming to.
 
After five minutes he got up shakily and eventually wagged his tail and was up on his legs, I couldn’t believe it!
 
It was well worth the £100 on a first aid course and I'm so glad Murphy and I were in the right place at the right time."
 
Understandably the events left both Ruth and the dogs owners shaken and they didn't exchange details so we don't have an update as to how he is but it goes without saying that we really hope he's made a good recovery and him and his owners have been in our thoughts.
 
Perhaps the power of the internet might find them?!
 
Have you ever done a dog first aid course and have you ever needed to put those skills to use? Maybe Ruth's story will inspire you to undertake one?
 
 
 
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