Canine First Aid 


Course Fees: £49

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Practical Canine First Aid Course

Venue: Worcester Animal Rescue Shelter (Malvern WR13 5BD)

10am - 2pm

Next Available Dates:

Saturday  28th March 2020

Course Fees: £49 (incl)

1 Day Practical Canine First Aid Course

This 1 day Canine First Aid course 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, heat stroke, 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 theory and an opportunity to practice what you would do in the event of an emergency. 

An Animal Jobs Direct Certificate of Attendance will be issued upon completion of this course.

  • Understand the basic principles of first aid for dogs
  • Understand how to handle an injured dog
  • Understand how to use an improvised first aid equipment
  • Understand how to administer CPR

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.

“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

• Taking them immediately to the veterinary surgery

Important note: 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.

The course includes drowning, vomiting and diarrhoea, 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 day participants will work through various emergency scenarios practicing what to do in the event of an emergency.

Please note: If you are unable to attend on the day, you may substitute, by prior arrangement and after notifying us, someone else from your organisation. Such a transfer will be on condition that we are informed in writing of your intentions at least 1 week prior to the originally booked event. Bookings can only be transferred once.

If you are unable to attend, and not in a position to transfer your place to another person, then full charges will apply. Please note that full payment is required for non-attendance on a booking that has been transferred.

No refund will be payable for non-attendance.

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