Friday, March 7, 2014

Alumni Speaker Series: Canine First Aid

What would you do if…

• You discovered that your dog ate a bag of chocolate chips?
• Had a seizure?
• Fell down the stairs and started limping?
• Seemed to be overheating on a hot summer day?

As we learned in the January Alumni Speaker Series call*, whether we are confronted by a natural disaster like a hurricane or an unexpected catastrophe such as a house fire, it’s critical to be prepared to take care of ourselves and our guide dogs. An emergency plan will help us remain calm and think clearly, and now that we have the plan in place, we have an opportunity to learn how to provide basic first aid if our guide dogs suffer from poisoning, seizures, broken bones, bleeding, burns, shock, heatstroke, choking or other urgent medical problems. To avoid the feelings of panic that may accompany these situations, plan to attend the next Alumni Speaker Series call and learn from certified American Red Cross Dog and Cat First Aid and CPR Instructor Peggy Rew how you can be prepared for a canine medical emergency.

Peggy Rew is based in Sparks, Nevada and is a lifelong animal lover. She is Nevada’s only American Red Cross Dog & Cat Basic First Aid & CPR Instructor and has been a professional Pet Nanny for over 25 years, as well as a pet rescue liaison. She recently produced an Educational Dog Bite Prevention Coloring Book for anyone who interacts with dogs. Rew travels nationwide to any group interested in hands-on certification classes including Alumni and Puppy Raising meetings.

Save the date - anyone is welcome to join!
Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 7 P.M. (EST) and 4 P.M. (PST)
Instructions: toll-free number (US/Canada) 1-877-668-4490; Attendee access code 202 900 74

In order to have your questions answered during Peggy’s presentation, please send your questions to Maile George either during or prior to the presentation: mgeorge@guidedogs.com

If you have ideas for future Alumni Speaker Series calls, please send your suggestions to either Theresa Stern or to Becky Andrews: tstern@guidedogs.com and andrews@guidedogs.com

*If you missed the January Alumni Speaker Series call or would like to listen to it again, you can access the recording at:
http://www.guidedogs.com/site/PageServer?pagename=programs_adult_grads

1 comment:

  1. I agree because majority of the dog owners are panicking if they saw their pet in pain and some do not do anything to help their pets. It is really important to attend seminars regarding on first aid for your pets. Thanks for this post!

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