Pet First Aid

By December 19, 2016
May 28, 2017 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Pawprints Doggy Daycare 13 Percy St, Heidelberg West

Would you know how to save your pet’s life in an emergency?

According to the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), 1-out-of-4 more pets would survive if just one pet first aid technique was applied prior to getting emergency veterinary care. This course is highly recommend for any pet owner or pet professional, and is one of the few Pet First Aid courses that offers hands on skill practice, with everyone working in teams (1 auditor working with dog and owner).
  1. Restraining & Muzzling (Hands-on Practice)
  2. Primary Assessment (Hands-on Practice): In the first 15-25 seconds of you being on the scene you will know what to do and what actions to take
  3. Rescue Breathing (Hands-on Practice): The pet patient has a heartbeat but is not breathing
  4. Canine CPR (Hands-on Practice): The pet patient has no heartbeat and is not breathing
  5. Choking Management (Hands-on Practice): Conscious Choking, Unconscious Choking (Witnessed & Found)
  6. Bleeding & Shock Management (Hands-on Practice): Restraint, Muzzle, Elevation, Direct Pressure, Pressure Points, Immobilization, Shock Management & Transportation
  7. Snout-To-Tail Assessment for Injury & Wellness (Hands-on Practice): A deliberate and systematic assessment from the snout to tail of the pet with intent and purpose looking for any injuries the pet does not present to you, or for wellness to create a base-line of your pet’s health
  8. Assessing the Pet’s Vitals (Hands-on Practice): If you know what is normal for your pet then you will be able to quickly recognize when your pet is presenting not-normal
  9. Pet First Aid Kit Contents: Equipment and Supplies for Putting Together Your Own Pet First Aid Kit
  10. Insect Bites & Stings and Snakebite: Definition, Causes, Signs & Actions for Survival
  11. Heat & Cold Injuries: Definition, Causes, Signs & Actions for Survival
  12. Seizure: Definition, Causes, Signs & Action for Survival
  13. Dental Care and Peridontal Disease (Hands on practice): Signs, Symptoms and Treatment

There will be x5 working places available, and x5 auditors places available. Please note that if you are intending on bringing your dog to this workshop, it is vital that they are comfortable with being handled and touched.

Cost includes a detailed handbook and upon successful completion, each participant will receive a “Pet First Aid and CPR” certificate.

Leanne Carney – A Dogs Life

Originally from Adelaide, Leanne has been involved with dogs for over 25 years. As the owner and breeder of Bearded Collies, the dogs were successful in Obedience and the Show Ring, winning many ribbons resulting in producing an Australian champion winning Reserve Challenge at The Royal Adelaide Show.

Passionate about animal welfare, Leanne spent time working at the RSPCA in Adelaide before moving to Melbourne in 1989.

As a pet parent to Harley, a six year old Havanese, it was his inspiration, that created the motivation to learn more about the health and wellbeing of dogs.

After completing Certificate 3 in Training and Behaviour with National Dogs Training Federation, Leanne went on to not only learn Pet CPR and First Aid, but felt strongly about being able to teach others these life saving skills for their pets, and became an instructor with Pet Tech.™ 

Assistance Dogs:

Chews Australia welcomes Assistance dogs to this event however for the comfort and safety of all, please note the following:

Disability Discrimination Act 1992 – Sect 54A Assistance Animals 

  • Assistance Dogs by law must be clearly identifiable and must have their jacket or harness on at all times.
  • Assistance Dogs must meet standards of hygiene and behaviour that are appropriate for an assistance animal in a public place and:
    • Remain in the down position
    • Be positioned so as not to be a trip hazard
    • Ignore everything happening around them

If you will be bringing an assistance animal, we ask that you please show us your assistance animals ID on before entering the event area.

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