A central Queensland dog which jumped up and down on its owner’s chest after the man suffered a massive heart attack may have saved his life. Teka the three-year-old Australian cattle dog has been given the RSPCA’s animal achievement award following the 2007 feat at a glass factory near Bundaberg. Owner Jim Touzeau’s heart stopped and he collapsed unconscious on the factory floor when Teka climbed onto his chest and began to jump repeatedly with all four paws. The dog also barked in his face, rousing him enough to raise the alarm with his son. (Read story Brisbane Times: Oct 28, 2009)
Dogs have been reported to have performed cpr on their owners, as a result saving their lives. Can dogs be taught to perform cpr. It appears to be a in their DNA. See video below.
“most dogs that harbor an imaginary ball friend in their mind, are content to just nudge, pounce, or grab-shake-toss a ball to get it moving, in the video this particular dog is zeroing in on the source of resistance within the ball and hitting its center mass perfectly so that the dog’s force is reflected right back to it ” Read article: Modern Dog Magazine:Why Do Dogs Perform CPR?
March 9, 2012 by Kevin Behan