Baker Pet Talks: Tips from Cornell experts

Baker Institute for Animal Health

Do you know what to do if your pet suddenly collapses?

Learn the basics of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) April 5, 6-7:30 p.m., at the Baker Institute for Animal Health, so you can help your dog or cat until you can get them to a veterinarian. This is an event for animal lovers of all ages. Admission is free.

In this hands-on demonstration, Daniel J. Fletcher, PHD, DVM, associate professor of emergency and critical care in the College of Veterinary Medicine, will show how to check the airway, learn to do chest compressions and mouth-to-snout ventilation, and practice CPR on mannequin cats and dogs. Fletcher is co-chair of the RECOVER Initiative, which published the first evidence-based veterinary CPR guidelines in 2012. He has taught CPR courses all over the world.

The event will be co-sponsored by the Baker Institute for Animal Health, the research center that created the canine parvo vaccine and the world’s first successful litter of puppies born via in vitro fertilization, and the Cornell Feline Health Center, the first organization dedicated solely to improving the lives of cats.

If you can’t make it to the Institute, you can watch the demonstration live online. For more information, see the latest.

The Baker Institute, at 235 Hungerford Hill Rd., is located less than five minutes from campus, off of Snyder Hill Road and Ellis Hollow Road and has ample, free parking.

Contact the institute by phone 607-256-5652 or email if you have any questions.