Pet First Aid and CPR Basics Workshop
Cost: Free. Optional donations to dog-related charities will be accepted.
Taught by Amy Breton, CVT, VTS (ECC) of Blue Pearl Veterinary Partners
1:00 to 4:00 pm
Saturday November 15, 2014
Community Room, Arlington Police Department, 112 Mystic Street, Arlington, MA
Preventative care through your primary veterinarian is the best tool for identifying potential ailments, but accidents and acute illness can pop up at any time! This fully interactive session is designed to teach you–the pet owner–the basics behind the most common pet emergencies. Awareness of hazards and recognition of distress signals in your pet can be critical in stabilizing an emergency.
In this workshop, you will learn the following:
*Find a pulse and count a heartbeat
*Check the gums and identify signs of emergency
*Perform hands-on CPR
*Bandage a wound
*Respond to choking
*Set up a first aid kit
The instructor will be demonstrating techniques on her own pet dog. Please leave your pet dog at home.
About the instructor:
Amy Breton, CVT, VTS (ECC) is a veterinary technician who is board-certified in emergency critical care. She has been teaching classes throughout the state for 8 years and at one time was an instructor for MEMA who went around to local fire departments and police stations to teach them how to handle pet emergencies. She has also taught classes at Logan International airport for their first responders in case there was a pet emergency there.
Event is organized by A-DOG board member Mary McCartney. Our thanks to Amanda Kennedy, Arlington Animal Control Officer, for helping with arrangements particularly the APD Community Room venue.