Watch a firefighter save a dog's life by giving it CPR
Firefighters recently saved a dog in Romania using one of the most basic first aid techniques: CPR.The dog had collapsed from smoke inhalation after a fire broke out Dec. 9 in a ground-floor apartment in Pitești, a city just west of Bucharest.
Photojournalist Costi Tudor captured the rescue in a Facebook video (below)
His feed in recent days has filled with words of thanks, kissy face emojis and illustrations of overjoyed dogs from his grateful following.
The dog eventually began breathing again and was taken to a veterinary clinic. Tudor later shared Facebook a video of the dog lounging in a cage.
Reviving animals via CPR is extremely rare, according to veterinary experts.
Less than 6 percent of dogs and cats that suffer cardiac arrests in clinical settings survive to go home to their families, compared with more than 20 percent of human patients, the American Heart Associated estimated.