When and How to Use a DeLee Mucus Trap
Video TranscriptSo you've got a puppy, the puppies just been born, and the puppy isn't breathing right. What do you do to solve that problem? Hi, I'm Doctor Greer, Director of Veterinary Services with Revival Animal Health and in this Vet Minute we are going to be talking about how DeLee mucus traps are life saving for a young puppy or kitten newborns. The most important thing for a newborn puppy or kitten is that they get their first breath taken effectively, without too much fluid. While bulb syringes can be useful in removing some of thick mucus in the back of the airway. The DeLee mucus trap is a much more effective tool in removing the clear watery fluid that can cause a lot of congestion in the airway of young puppies and kittens. They are simple to use. You put the soft small end in the puppy or kittens mouth back into the back of the airway. The other end goes into your mouth, like a straw. And all you need to do is gently suction and gently move the tube around in the back of the airway. You'll very quickly hear and see the fluid coming out of the puppy or kitten's airway, dropping into this chamber. And you'll have a very successful recovery for your puppies and kittens and they'll start breathing. And it will be a huge relief.
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