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Boston vet saves dog hit by car

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is used every day to help those in extreme distress, but believe it or not, the procedure can save the lives of animals as well.

According to, Dr. Cara Blake, a veterinarian in the Boston area, recently did just that. After noticing a crowd forming around a Jack Russell terrier who was just hit by a car, she quickly got into life-saving mode.

"I just instructed people to start calling area clinics to see if they could handle an emergency," told the news outlet. "I knew he'd need immediate attention."

Because the animal required urgent care, Blake decided to perform CPR. It was then that the dog, a rescue pup named Murphy, began breathing again.

"The timing was perfect, and all the stars were aligned. It goes to show you that CPR really does work," she told the news outlet.

According to, CPR can save a canine's life in the instance of a heart attack or stroke. However, pet owners should speak with their veterinarian to understand how to correctly administer the procedure.
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