Pet First Aid Class @ 5:15p.m. a part of Shelter of Hope
Dog and cat owners can learn how to provide emergency care until veterinary assistance is available. Owners also learn the healthy signs of a dog or cat so that they can recognize health problems early.
Learn from dog trainer Dave Tann how to take care of your furry family member. Though the class is free, space is limited.
Can’t attend, but still want to learn? Here are some Red Cross Pet First Aid resources:
Take the online course. People can access the course on their desktop or tablet at redcross.org/catdogfirstaid and go through the content at their own pace. It takes approximately 30 minutes to complete the course. The interactive course includes:
- How to determine a pet’s normal vital signs so that owners can notice if there are any irregularities;
- Step-by-step instructions and visual aids for what to do if a pet is bleeding, having a seizure or is suffering from heatstroke; and
- Information on preventative care, health and tips for a pet’s well-being.
Download the app. The free Pet First Aid App provides instant access to expert guidance on how to maintain your pet’s health, what to do in emergencies, and how to include pets in your emergency preparedness plans.
The app helps owners learn what emergency supplies to have, when they should contact their veterinarian, and where to find a pet care facility or pet-friendly hotel. Users learn how to assemble a pet first aid kit and an emergency kit. Step-by-step instructions, videos and images for more than 25 common first aid and emergency situations including how to treat wounds, control bleeding, and care for breathing and cardiac emergencies are included.
The Pet First Aid App can be downloaded by texting ‘GETPET’ to 90999, by going to redcross.org/apps, or by searching for ‘American Red Cross’ in app stores.