Dog First Aid, by the American Red Cross, is a color-coded guide and accompanying DVD that includes basic responsibilities like spaying and neutering, to managing breathing and cardiac emergencies, to preparing for disasters. The guide includes nearly 70 dog first aid topics and the DVD shows step-by-step how to perform the skills needed to administer care to a dog. Dog First Aid is a quick reference guide designed to help everyday people manage emergency situations on their own, with speed and confidence.
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The goals of the Dog First Aid presentation are to teach participants how to be prepared for emergencies that involve a dog and how to protect themselves and the animal from further harm, injury or suffering during emergencies by teaching prompt, effective first aid actions and care.
First aid for dogs is the immediate and temporary care given to an injured animal until it can be taken to a professional veterinarian for medical care and attention. Dog “first aid” should not be confused with “pet care.” Many excellent books are on the market that give the pet owner advice on how to choose, feed and otherwise take good day-to-day care of a pet.
• Animal regulation personnel and volunteers
• Pet groomers
• Pet owners
• Pet rescue organizations
• Pet sitters
• Pet store owners and employees
DESIGN AND LENGTH
Dog First Aid is presented in approximately 3 hours, 20 minutes. The time is based on a leader-to-participant ratio of 1:10. Presentation times may be affected by—
Experience, abilities and skills of the participants.
Needs, interests and desires of the participants.
Number of participants.
Amount of equipment and supplies.
Experience, abilities and skills of the leader.
The addition of breaks and optional activities.