Published: 30 September 2020

Did you know that one in four pets would survive if just one pet first aid technique was applied before getting to an emergency vet (American Animal Hospital Association).

If your dog choked on something would you really know what to do? Can you recognise the signs of an ill dog?

A report by MORI in 2001 found that one in five drivers (21%), around 6.3 million, have knocked a cat or dog down while driving in their car and a quarter of those (about 1.5 million) confessed to simply driving off without checking to see if the animal was alright or to report the incident. This works out at over 100,000 cats and dogs hit by cars per year. Would you know how to deal with a dog involved in a road traffic accident?

60% of all vet visits are emergency in nature and statistics show that preventable accidents are the leading cause of death among pre-senior dogs and cats.

While there are lots of similarities and transferrable skills between human and canine first aid practices and methods there are also some very distinct differences between the two. For this reason, and because of our love of our four legged friends and keeping them safe and healthy, ‘First Aid for Dogs’ was conceived.

We now (when Covid restrictions allow) offer courses in Brighton & Hove, Angmering and Crawley in Sussex, Guildford in Surrey. Why not check out the course dates now?

Although we can’t currently run face-to-face courses (we will resume when restrictions allow) we do offer both a Zoom course and an online learning version. Both include all the same topics and essential information you’d learn on a face-to-face course. Our Zoom course dates can be found here, or take a look at our online course, which can be done at your own pace.

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