Dog First Aid webinar at 1pm on Friday 24th April hosted by Animal Courses Direct

We are running a Dog First Aid webinar at 1 pm on Friday (24th April), whilst this is a pay for the webinar, we are offering each UK animal charity 1 x FREE place on the webinar. It is excellent training for anyone working with dogs and counts towards annual CPD training. We know that this free training will benefit animal charities at this time.  

Here is more info about the first aid webinar  - for an animal charity to reserve a place, they just need to contact us via our website stating their name,  email address and name of the charity they volunteer or work for. The webinar is on Friday, so not much time I'm afraid but all help appreciated in spreading the word so that we can help as many charities as possible.

This online Webinar is relevant for anyone working with dogs in a veterinary, animal hydrotherapy, animal charity or private business capacity as well as for dog owners.

First Aid training must be kept up to date and this course can also be undertaken as a refresher/update course for professionals or CPD training.

Students will learn about the principles of first aid and the main purpose of first aid.  The course covers many types of injury/illness, what should be done in the event of heavy bleeding, electrocution, broken limb, heatstroke, hypothermia, resuscitation, CPR, road traffic accidents, choking, drowning, shock etc. 

Students will learn how to transport an injured dog, canine bandaging, muzzling, common sources of poison in the house and garden, bites and stings, fits and much more. This intensive course also includes information about wounds and how to apply dressings. Learn how to improvise items such as stretchers, splints & muzzles and restrain, carry and transport injured canines.

The course provides the theory and will include demonstrations of what you would do in the event of an emergency and includes hydrotherapy first aid scenarios.

Canine First Aid Course Information

Whether you are a dog owner or a professional working with dogs, having a good understanding of canine first aid and how to administer emergency treatment is essential.

This course covers the objectives and rules of first aid, what should be included in a first aid kit, and in creating a safe environment. It also shows methods of improvising items such as muzzles, stretchers, and splints and explains how to carry or restrain injured animals.

The course includes drowning, vomiting and diarrhea, poisoning, what should be in your first aid kit, and medical emergencies such as bloat. The course also covers burns, bites and stings, shock, electrocution, choking, how to administer CPR including checking a dogs pulse and breathing.

We take a look at various types of fits, hyperthermia, and hypothermia and how to restrain and bandage an injured dog and various options for carrying an injured dog. You will practice various dressings for different types of injury.

First Aid actions are only the initial responses to an emergency and should not be thought of as the only actions to take that will ensure the dog’s welfare.  At the end of the training day, participants will work through various emergency scenarios practicing what to do in the event of an emergency.

Canine First Aid 

“First Aid” is the initial steps taken following an accident, illness or injury. First aid does not mean making a diagnosis or giving any medication

Carry out a risk assessment to assess danger to the animal and yourself – is it a suitable place for first aid treatment or can the animal be moved?

In most instances the best actions for first aid of a serious injury are:

  • Reducing blood flow from a bleed

  • Notifying the veterinary surgery

  • Restraining the animal for transport

  • Maintaining the animal’s body temperature

  • Transporting the animal to a veterinary surgery

Emergency treatment and first aid for animals should never be used as a substitute for veterinary care. But it may save a dog’s life before you can get them to a veterinary surgeon.





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