Would You Give Your Pet CPR?

By Karl Parker
|  Thursday, Oct 22, 2009  |  Updated 11:30 AM EDT
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Would You  Give Your Pet CPR?

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Pet First-Aid & CPR instructor Denise Fleck demonstrates how to perform CPR on a dog dummy at the Burbank Animal Shelther in Burbank, Calif. on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2009.

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There's no doubt about the love we have for our dogs and cats.

But, when push comes to shove, just how far would you go if your best friend was in a health crisis?

Let's get to the point.

Your pet is injured and needs lifesaving air.

Question is, could you bring yourself to put your mouth to his snout?

58-percent of people surveyed by the Associated Press and Petside.com would be at least SOMEWHAT likely to perform CPR on their animal in a medical emergency.

The survey showed women were more likely to deliver those rescue breaths than the men.

But, would YOU?

The survey also shows many people simply aren't prepared for pet emergencies.

Only 20-percent of those polled actually have a first aid kit in their homes.

And 54-percent admit, they don't have a fire evacuation plan for their pets.

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