Veterinarian Saves Dog Owner's Life

Dr. Grace Brannon saves dog owner's life

A 59-year-old owner of a senior Golden Retriever had just met with Dr. Grace Brannon when he collapsed in the lobby of BluePearl veterinary hospital in Illinois. Brannon, other staff members and bystanders jumped into action, calling 911 and starting CPR. Brannon gave her client mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, and the man regained consciousness. The staff provided the man, who didn’t want to be identified, with oxygen and used ice packs to cool him down until paramedics arrived. “It’s not unlike what they do when we have an emergency with a pet,” said Brannon. In an interview later, the man said, “I guess I couldn’t have picked a better place to have an emergency.” He was treated at a local hospital and released several hours later. Sadly, the scary incident was followed by the family’s emotional decision to put down their 12-year-old dog, who was suffering from neurological problems. — Read it from BluePearl


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