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Pet First Aid & CPR Course Coming March 8th

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Ninety-two percent of dogs and cats will experience an emergency during their life-time. Do you know what to do to help your four-legged friend? My friend Denise Fleck of Sunny-Dog INKknows what to do, and she wants to share it with you!

Her PET FIRST-AID & CPR CLASS will be offered at Veterinary Medical & Surgical Group (2199 Sperry Avenue – Ventura 93003) on Sunday, March 8th, 2009 from 10:00am – 3:00pm.

Cost is $55 per person with a portion of the proceeds benefittingThe Humane Society of Ventura County. Fee includes class tuition, handbook, certificate and wallet card for each student.

Skills are taught through lecture, demonstration and hands-on practice.

Techniques include:

  • Muzzling and Safe Approach of a sick or injured animal
  • How to Find Your Pet’s Pulse, Respiration, Capillary Refill Time & Hydration
  • Rescue Breathing & CPR
  • Bandaging & Splinting Techniques
  • How to handle Snake Bites, Bee Stings, Tick Removal
  • How to Administer Medications
  • Using the items in your Pet First-Aid Kit

Conditions covered include:

  • Bloat
  • Burns
  • Choking
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Drowning
  • Electric Shock
  • Frostbite
  • Heat Stroke
  • Poisoning
  • Seizures

Denise will also cover such topics as:

  • The importance of developing a GOOD RELATIONSHIP with your VETERINARIAN
  • How to take a more active role in your dog or cat’s health & care
  • Ten Situations that require IMMEDIATE Veterinary Care
  • An Introduction to Disaster Preparedness

Hopefully you’ll never need to use these fine skills, but it will be great to have them handy, just in case!!! Be prepared!

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