Southampton pet shop hosts first aid course

A pet shop in Southampton is hosting a dog first aid course this weekend to ensure carers across the region are prepared should their dog require emergency assistance.

The first aid course at the Healthy Pet Store in Totton is aimed at both dog owners and canine professionals. It will cover a range of first aid scenarios including treating injuries, dressing wounds, allergic reactions, stings, poisoning, choking, seizures, CPR, hypothermia and even snake bites.

It will take place on Sunday, November 13th from 4:15pm to 8:45pm and will be hosted by Rachel Bean, who has 27 years of experience as a qualified veterinary assistant.

Deborah Burrows, Managing Director of Healthy Pet Store, explained that when a dog needs first aid, being able to respond quickly and effectively is essential for any dog ​​lover.

She said: “When you are caring for a dog there is a duty of care to guard and protect him. In order to be able to do this effectively, being able to provide basic first aid as we would a human is crucial.

“Sometimes it’s not always possible to get immediate veterinary care, which is why being able to act calmly and effectively in a canine emergency is so important to knowing what first aid is needed.

“This first aid course is a fantastic opportunity and we would love to welcome pet carers, walkers, sitters, trainers or anyone who would like to know more about canine first aid. It’s open to everyone. We have a limited number of places so we encourage people to book as soon as possible.”

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