Canine First Aid

When the worst happens and your pet gets injured, sometimes there needs to be immediate action; even taking them immediately to the vets may be too slow to save their lives.  Other times, action can be taken to treat minor wounds, stings and burns which means, if you know what you’re doing and your limitations. Thus, attending a vet’s appointment and the additional stress this causes, may no longer be needed..

South Yorkshire-based Veterinary Surgeon, Kim Halford (pictured right, with her own dog) and Canine First Aid Qualified dog trainer and pet-sitter Jane Burton are now offering an independent, veterinary-directed canine first aid course.

This offers the knowledge and practical skills needed, should your dog suddenly become injured or severely ill. The training will allow you to assess whether you are able to treat your pet yourself, to stabilise a wound before seeing a vet, or give immediate emergency life-saving action before heading to the vets.

The course lasts approximately four hours, and offers practical skills and assessment as well as theoretical training as well as the time to ask any questions you have.

During the course we cover:

  • Basic Health Assessment
  • Handling your dog in an emergency
  • Bleeding
  • Shock
  • Seizures
  • Wounds
  • Burns
  • Fractures
  • Poisoning
  • Choking
  • Eye and Ear Injuries and Physical Disorders
  • Hypothermia
  • Heat Stroke
  • Electrocution
  • Stings
  • Nail Damage
  • CPR

We hope this gives both dog owners and animal professionals the knowledge and experience to help their own (and other) dogs to be in as little distress as possible; to improve wound-healing and the potential survival rate, should your dog become very unwell.

Once you’ve attended the course you will be able to keep in contact with us should you want or need anything clarifying or have further questions.  You will also have a comprehensive first aid manual to take home with you should you want to look things up later.

Click HERE to book your place!

Want to Organise First Aid Training for your Clients?

Anyone who has had a seriously injured or ill dog will know how stressful it is.  Often owners and animal professionals feel helpless when they don’t know how to help their pets, especially in emergencies.

Do you own an animal business (dog sitters, trainer, groomer etc), dog breed club, general social club or are even a group of dog lovers who want to know what’s best for their pet should the unimaginable happen?  This is for you.

Arrange for members of your club/ your clients/ friends to attend a first aid course designed and taught by a Veterinary Surgeon.

The Organiser supplies both the venue and refreshments, and sells tickets – minimum 12 attendees / maximum 20 attendees

We supply:

  • The instructor
  • Equipment needed
  • A comprehensive handbook for each attendee
  • A certificate each (lasting 2 years) for everyone who passes the course
  • Advertisements on our Website and Facebook Page if wanted

In exchange for you arranging a course, 10% of the course fees will be given to a charity of the organisers choice (or may be be returned to you if preferred)..

The course is only £39.99 per person

Total cost includes a £50 non-refundable deposit to be paid at the time of booking.

All payments should be made 72 hours prior to the event, to cover our costs in case of late cancellation.