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Mr. Peepers was choking....

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Earlier today I just got done putting my boys' bowls down and heard Mr. Peepers making the wierdest noise. Horrible weezing noise. I went up to him and watched him and seen that he was still breathing but it was very hard.

I didn't know what to do. I thought if I try and take him to the vet, he could be passed out before I even got there. And since he could still breath (very labored though) I decided to try and help him get it out. I didn't want him to freak out so I sat on the kitchen floor and called him. He came up to me and sat on my lap. I rubbed under the chin on his throat hoping it would help him to swallow it. He would get this huge coughs, like he was trying to dislodge it. So I just kept holding him and petting him, trying to keep him and myself calm. Eventually he let out a huge cough and out flew the food.

I was so dang scared. This was happening for over a few minutes and I just kept thinking that my boy was going to choke to death right in front of me. He was breathing but it was so bad that his whole neck would suck in from him struggling to get air.

So scary but at least he is o.k. now. :)
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Yikes how scary!! I'm so glad that you were able to get him to cough it up! I don't know what I would've done...probably freaked out!
I know exactly how you felt! My "Bruiser' is the worst about literally inhaling his food. He eats like "it is his last meal" everyday. He did the same thing last week, started to choke and wheeze! It terrified me! I did manage to remain I'm not sure. Anyway, he did finally manage to "hack" it up. I was thinking about the "Heimlich" method, but was not sure how to do it. Thanks for the info! :)
Kari I'm so glad he's okay. It is so scary when they are choking - I didn't know what to do when Cooper was choking. Now I have instructions printed out on my fridge hehe. I'm a nutcase when it comes to emergencies! Glad to hear he's okay!
I'm sure glad Mr. Peepers was OK! I hate when stuff like that happens. SO SCARY!
well if CPR and the heimlich is the same as in humans ...i know how to do it :? but boy i would scream my whole neigbourhood out of their sofas :!:
i'm glad Mr Peepers is ok !!! give him a big hug from me :wave:

kisses nat
I think I could have gotten through it without panicking but afterwards I would have been a basket case. I'm so glad to read he's ok.
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