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First Aid & CPR for Animals Workshops NEW

May 22, 2011
The Lightfoot Way
Riveraine Apartment Complex - Garden Room
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8181 Colony, Houston, TX, United States, 77036

First Aid & CPR for Animals Workshops NEW
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.
Thousands of pets are injured and die every year from preventable accidents. An important part of being a caring, responsible and loving pet owner is to know the life saving skills of pet first aid and emergency care. Knowing the skills and techniques of pet first aid can mean the difference between life and death for your pet. This First Aid and CPR class includes a workbook and is taught with an emphasis on hands-on skills practice using ‘dummy’ dogs. The class includes:
•Restraining & Muzzling – restraining an injured pet, using the pet’s natural instincts to reduce stress.
•Primary Pet Assessment – determining the life-saving actions necessary in an emergency in less than 30 seconds.
•Rescue Breathing – responding properly when a pet has a heartbeat but is not breathing.
•Canine & Feline CPR – responding properly when your pet has no heart beat and is not breathing.
•Choking Management – taking appropriate action when your pet is choking.
•Bleeding & Shock Management – controlling bleeding and preparing your injured pet for transportation.
•Snout-To-Tail Assessment –inspecting your pet from snout to tail to create a base-line of your pet’s health or to discover injuries that may not be immediately obvious.
•Vitals Assessment – determining what is normal for your pet so you can quickly recognize signs of stress, illness or injury.
•Pet First Aid Kit Contents – creating your own first aid kit with readily found materials.
•Insect Bites & Stings and Snakebite – reducing pain and controlling swelling and possible allergic reactions.
•Heat & Cold Injuries – preventing and responding to heat stroke, burns and frost bite.
•Extra Tips – including stress-free ways to trim your pet’s nails and brush his teeth.
Michelle Padgett is a certified Pet Tech instructor who has been training and showing dogs for over 10 years. She is a biologist, a Reiki Master, a Certified Small Animal Masseuse and a Lightfoot Way Holistic Care Consultant. She is also a tester with the American Temperament Testing Society and a member of the International Association of Canine Professionals.

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