Owner Information and Consent
Regardless of the condition/health of your pet at the time of initial examination/assessment, there is a risk that your pet may stop breathing (respiratory arrest) or may stop breathing and have no heartbeat (cardiopulmonary arrest). Death will occur in either of these situations unless immediate resuscitation attempts are started. It is best for you to consider this possibility and make decisions before the need arises.
CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) is the resuscitation of an animal that has stopped breathing or has stopped breathing and whose heart is not beating. Resuscitation of an animal that has stopped breathing but still has a heartbeat is more likely to be successful than resuscitation of an animal with no breathing and no heartbeat.
DNR means “Do Not Resuscitate”. This is a decision that states that CPR is not to be performed in the event that your pet stops breathing or has no heartbeat. We will not attempt to revive your pet in an event where your pet stops breathing or his/her heart stops beating if you choose DNR. This will result in death.