This course is unique by being taught by a leading Veterinary Surgeon Andy Mead BVet Med MRCVS and supported by Julia Robertson. It is accredited by the Laser Learning Awards which gives added value for Continual Professional Development purposes. The aim of this course is to give owners a guide to first aid for dogs and provide practical instruction for treating minor cuts and ailments. It can also give the handler an insight into potentially problematic conditions that need immediate veterinary care and those that can be managed at home.
Covered in the one day workshop
- Accident & injury recognition and management, stings and (snake) bites
- Ticks and their safe removal
- Epilepsy and management during a fit
- Soft tissue and muscular injury
- Hyporthermia and managing ‘overheating’
- Identifying symptoms; bloat, choking, fractures
- Casualty management
- Checking vital signs – pulse, respiration
- Supporting/carrying and isolating injury i.e. fracture management
- CPR (Cardio-Respiratory Resuscitation)
- Electrocution and drowning
Laser Learning Accreditation
There is Laser Learning Awards accreditation available on this course for anyone who feels it would benefit them as an individual or as a canine professional, including massage therapists, trainers, groomers and hydro-therapists. A supplementary charge of £55 will be required for this accreditation and an additional 3 hours home study.