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K-9 First Aid Training ***FREE TRAINING***

This course is a full-day event. The morning session comprises a lecture-style slide presentation, which addresses topics and issues of importance to the canine handler. Normal physical examination parameters and trauma logistics are reviewed, along with recognition of a variety of medical and surgical conditions. For each situation appropriate basic first aid techniques are discussed. The afternoon session consists of additional presentation and discussion, followed by an informal question and answer session. All participants receive a notebook containing relevant course information for note-taking and future reference.

Topics covered in the K9 First-Aid course include:

    • Basic animal assessment:
      • Normal parameters for the dog, differentiating from the abnormal
      • First aid kit preparation and trauma logistics
    • Recognition and emergency treatment of the following conditions:
      • Burns, heat stroke, hypothermia, dehydration
      • Upper airway obstruction and smoke inhalation
      • Head trauma/ocular emergencies
      • Poisoning from commonly encountered agents
      • Orthopedic emergencies – fractures, luxations
      • Gunshots, stabbings, penetrating foreign bodies, major lacerations
  • Other medical/surgical problems:
    • Arthritis management, strains, sprains, and ligament tears
    • Vomiting/diarrhea

Contact: Diane Hanlon
Email: diane@gilbertsvillevet.com

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