Your Dog Wouldn't Hesitate to Save Your Life! Shouldn't You be Able to Reciprocate that Gift?

When you live or work with animals, emergencies will happen--whether the emergency is an accident, an illness, poisoning, or any kind of injury, you need to be able to save your dog's life. This course covers most emergencies you may encounter if you are a dog owner or pet care professional and provides you with procedures and protocols for dealing successfully with life-threatening situations you and your dog may face. Learn the basics of canine first aid and CPR in this essential course for all dog lovers!

Save a dog's life--learn all of these important elements of administering first aid to a dog:

  • Basic principles of canine first aid.

  • How to safely transport an injured or ill dog to the veterinarian without inflicting further injury or stress.

  • What a first aid kit for dogs includes.

  • What should a first aid kit for humans be kept in the salon or other dog-related business?

  • What to do when a dog is bleeding severely from a wound.

  • The various types of burns. How they are treated differently.

  • How to handle a dog with seizures.

  • What to do if a dog collapses.

  • The symptoms of shock.

  • What do you do about a dog that is in shock.

  • How do you treat heat injury in dogs, and what types of heat injury of varying degrees of seriousness occur.

  • The methods to use on a dog with a foreign object lodged in his throat, ear, or eye.

  • Bloat and how it is so dangerous for afflicted dogs.

  • How you give a dog CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation).

  • Methods of canine artificial respiration and how you vary your techniques for various sizes and ages of dog.

  • The Heimlich maneuver, and how has this human lifesaving technique been adapted for use on dogs.

Course curriculum

    1. Introduction

    2. First Aid

    3. Basic Treatment and Care of Injured Dogs

    4. Transporting an Injured Dog

    5. Study Questions: First Aid

    6. Quiz: First Aid

    1. Introduction

    2. Bleeding

    3. Burns

    4. Seizures

    5. Collapse

    6. Study Questions: Emergency Situations

    7. Quiz: Emergency Situations

    1. Introduction

    2. Bloat

    3. Skin Disorders

    4. Eye Disorders

    5. Ear Disorders

    6. Mouth and Teeth Disorders

    7. Study Questions: Emergency Situations Cont.

    8. Quiz: Emergency Situations Cont.

    1. Introduction

    2. CPR

    3. Causes & Symptoms of Respiratory Emergencies

    4. The Heimlich Maneuver

    5. CPR: Rescue Breathing

    6. CPR: The Basics

    7. CPR: Calling the Vet during an Emergency

    8. CPR: Post Resuscitation

    9. Quiz: Canine CPR

    10. Study Questions: Canine CPR

About this course

  • $60.00 / year
  • 31 lessons
  • 0 hours of video content