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Parkersburg, WV groomer uses CPR to revive lifeless dog

The quick thinking of a dog groomer at Crazy Bone Pet Spa in Parkersburg, WV helped to save a life Friday. 

Karly Milligan was grooming Lola, an 8 year old Pekingese, when the dog suddenly quit breathing. 

Milligan just happened to know canine CPR and was able to jump into action. A fellow groomer stepped in to help as well. Soon the dog's pulse returned and they rushed the Lola to the vet. It turns out lola had an underlying condition that hadn't yet been diagnosed. 

"We got a hold of the owner and took Lola to the animal hospital and they said that she had a heart murmur and she also had an enlarged heart and it could have happened at any time," Milligan said.

Lola is now on medication and she doing great. 

Milligan conducted a class for her co-workers Saturday to give them a general overview of canine CPR. The owner of the business says in the weeks ahead all employees will be certified in canine CPR. 


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