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Showing where to locate the mucous membranes in a dog

Canine First Aid: Primary Survey

Primary Survey -Evaluating the Mucous Membranes:   In canine first aid, the emergency responder should be able to make a rapid, primary survey of the dog. This is designed to help detect immediate threats to life so that they can be dealt with first.  Immediate life threats typically involve the dog’s Airway, Breathing and Circulation. …

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Improve your Canine Communication Skills – Top Tips

Observe dogs’ body language: You can watch your own dog in the home, when out on walks and during play sessions. See how they interact with you and the world around them. Observe well socialised dogs interacting together and look at the way they communicate too. Video recordings are useful to pick up on subtle …

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Canine First Aid – How to deal with cut paws in an emergency

Although we are still experiencing some rotten weather, the nights are getting longer.  That means that we can start to look forward to taking our dogs out for long walks. It sounds good doesn’t it? but what if your dog had an accident whilst out on a walk? Would you know what to do? As …

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Bloat in Dogs – An extremely serious first aid situation!

Bloat – Gastric Dilation-Volvulus (GDV) This is an extremely serious first aid situation. It occurs when the stomach becomes enlarged through a build-up of gas and then twists along its long axis. Gas then continues to build up because both entry and exit points in the stomach are blocked. This usually causes a very sudden, …

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Robbie’s the star in First Aid for Pets

I recently taught a lovely group of very keen pet owners in Harrogate about First Aid for their four-legged friends. They were delighted to feel confident enough to respond in an emergency situation. A willing assistant Robbie, my lovely rescue Labrador, proved to be a great model for my Powerpoint presentation. He helped out when I was demonstrating …

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