Have you ever watched any of the funny dog video complications? Did that include footage of a dog or cat with their head stuck in a chip bag?
Things like that are the reason I stopped watching these videos. A dog with a chip bag stuck over their head is not funny! It is a recipe for a disaster.
Your dog can lose their life this way in under 5 minutes!
Dogs suffocate in bads every day.
90% of people who lost or almost lost a pet to suffocation never realized that their pet could suffocate in a chip, snack, cereal, or other food bags until it happened!PreventiveVet
The biggest suffocation hazards include:
- snack (e.g., cracker, popcorn, etc.) or chip bags (69%)
- cereal bags (8%)
- pet food bags (8%)
- treat bags (5%)
Milo is a 3-year-old Shepherd/Beagle mix. Healthy, lively, curious, adventurous … And yet, mere 10 minutes of one evening almost lead to Milo’s untimely death.
It took only 10 minutes of being busy with other things for Milo’s mom to find him lying motionless on the floor. Milos head was covered by a bag of potato chips that had been left on a coffee table.
Milo was motionless, unresponsive and barely breathing.
Milo was lucky that his mom used to work as a critical care nurse. She knew exactly what to do. She quickly removed the bag from Milo’s head, checked his airway and began rescue breathing. After what seemed like an eternity, Milo started breathing on his own.
Milo’s brain was deprived of oxygen.
Immediately after the incident, he was unsteady and wobbly–which has resolved but it seems that he’s suffering hearing loss. Depending on what happened, it may or may not resolve. Either way–amazingly lucky to walk away from such incident with just that.
Dogs are dying from suffocation all the time.
Please help spread awareness about pet suffocation. The only way to prevent this tragedy from happening is to be aware of it … and to help ensure that others are aware of it, too!
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