Courses Held at Centaur

Canine First Aid Course

Keeping our pets safe takes many important skills, including a knowledge of First aid in an Emergency situation.

£50 + VAT

Time: 9:30 – 16:30

Canine First Aid Workshop Content

  • Introduction To First Aid
  • The Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966 – its Boundaries and Limitations.
  • Assessing a patient – A, B, C’s, pulse rates
  • Handling and Restraint
  • Haemorrhage, arterial bleeds.
  • Wound classification, open and closed wounds
  • Insect Stings
  • Poisons, Symptoms, Common toxins
  • Shock, Hypovolaemic, Vasculogenic, Cardiogenic
  • Unconscious and Collapse,
  • Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
  • Epilepsy, differential diagnosis, poisoning etc
  • Choking, stick in roof of mouth, opening a dogs mouth safely, Heimlich Maneuver
  • Fractures, cruciate ligament injuries, growth plate injuries.
  • Injuries to Eyes, Ears, Nose, prolapsed eyeball.
  • Hypothermia
  • Hyperthermia
  • Gastric Dilation/bloat
  • Drowning
  • First Aid Kits

Practical Sessions – Using REAL Dogs

  • Locating the Femoral Artery
  • Calculating a Pulse Rate
  • Emergency Muzzling
  • Heimlich Maneover Positioning
  • Bandaging fore paw
  • Bandaging Hind Paw
  • Pressure bandage of head/ears
  • Application of emergency Tourniquet and its dangers
  • CPR – two sessions on CASPER model dog