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Groomer in Normal saves dog with CPR

March 10, 2018

NORMAL, Ill. (AP) — It is a fortunate dog whose heart stops and lives to bark about it.

The Bloomington Pantagraph reports that a 15-year-old corgi named Pia is wagging its tail today thanks to the quick thinking of a woman who not only knows CPR but knows what’s good for man is good for man’s best friend.

It was last week when Pia’s owner dropped Pia off at the Belly Rubs Dog Grooming in Normal. A while later, the dog suffered a seizure, causing it to stop breathing and its heart to stop.

Groomer Emily Bauman stepped up and blew air into the dog’s nostrils before administering compressions until the dog started breathing again.

Pia was taken to an area pet hospital and its owner says it is now doing well.

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