First Aid for Dogs – For all Dog Lovers
This step-by-step guide is our most comprehensive First Aid course for dogs. The course covers prioritising injuries and managing an accident scene, CPR, recovery position, choking, bleeding, bandaging, poisoning, fitting, burns and scalds, broken bones, how to help if they have been hit by a car and much more.
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 will have continuous access to this course for 12 months. This course conforms to the latest RECOVER guidelines for veterinary CPR.
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 queries concerning this course, please contact emma@firstaidforlife.
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First Aid for Pets is an Award Winning Dog First Aid training provider empowering all pet lovers with the skills and confidence to help their pet – in those first vital minutes before you can get to a Vet
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 – recovery position and best way to transport them
Unconscious and not breathing – dog CPR
Choking and drowning
Anaphylactic shock and acute allergic reaction
Wounds and bleeding
How to treat a bleeding wound
Different types of bleeds
Symptoms of shock
Treatment of shock
How to bandage a wounded limb
Bites and stings
Bee and wasp stings
Tick and flea bites
Breaks, sprains and dislocations
Road traffic accidents – how to help!
Extremes of body temperature