Essential First Aid for Dogs
For all dog lovers: prompt emergency first aid reduces pain and suffering and could save your dog’s life.
This short, step-by-step guide is designed to give you an introduction to essential first aid for all dog owners and those working with dogs. This course covers the key elements of basic first aid for dogs, for example breathing problems, poison, head injuries, what to put in your first aid kit and much more. This course does not include the care of an unconscious Dog (Dog CPR and the Recovery Position)
If you’re looking for a more comprehensive course please see our First Aid for Dogs course, which is equivalent to 6 hours verifiable CPD. These courses all conform to the latest RECOVER guidelines for veterinary CPR.
The course consists of illustrated step by step directions, flow charts, diagrams, videos and test yourself sections fully compatible with all computers and mobile devices. You will be able to stop and start as often as you like and print your Certificate on completion. You have continuous access to this course for 12 months.
This is essential training for anyone working with pets and all pet owners. Our courses empower you with the skills and confidence to provide immediate help to your pet in a medical emergency – in those first vital minutes before you can get to a Vet. Prompt and appropriate First Aid reduces the pain and suffering experienced by your pet and could save their life.
It is impossible to cover all eventualities within this course, or to equip you with the knowledge and skills to appropriately diagnose and treat in unpredictable real life situations. If you suspect illness or injury, you should always seek immediate professional medical or veterinary advice.
The author has made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the information contained within the course, however this course is merely a guide and the author does not accept any liability or responsibility for any inaccuracies or for any mistreatment or misdiagnosis of any person or animal, however caused.
The course material has been written by Emma Hammett, qualified nurse, first aid trainer and founder of First Aid for Life in conjunction with other medical, first aid, animal and veterinary professionals. If you have any questions concerning this course, please contact [email protected]
Action in an emergency
Keep yourself safe
Priorities of treatment
Preparing for an emergency
How to muzzle a dog
What to put in your first aid kit
What the vet needs to know
The primary survey – how to help in an emergency
Breathing and circulation
Unresponsive and breathing
Choking and drowning