When an emergency situation arises we can feel helpless when it comes to being able to help our pets. And certainly in these situations the most critical thing is to get them to a vet as soon as possible. But you, as a pet owner, can also prepare yourself to be able to respond quickly and helpfully, especially during the summer months when we tend to see emergencies such as bee sting reactions and snake bites.
‘The Animal Hospital’ at Murdoch University offers a general first aid course for pets which can teach owners how to recognize abnormalities, as well as life saving techniques such as CPCR and bandaging.
To find out more about these courses or to register your interest, email [email protected] or call 1300 652 494.
Books such as ‘Pet First Aid : for cats and dogs’ published by RSPCA and Australian Red Cross, can also be helpful to have on hand.