29 - Dog First Aid (49:27)
Jo's Veterinary Nursing background provides the motivation for this part of Puppy Coach. Having a owner who is informed and can react appropriately in a medical emergency could mean the difference between the life or death of an animal.
Jo has enlisted the help of fellow behaviourist and Veterinary Nurse Rachel Bean in this film. Rachel runs animal first aid education courses and Jo felt this provided a great avenue for you as Puppy Coach owners to develop a solid understanding of what to do in each of the situations addressed. Rachel delivers her course with confidence given her first hand experience of real life situations.
Throughout the film Rachel provides expert guidance and real life case experience to give you a detailed understanding of the majority of potential emergency scenarios, including some that arent immediately obvious.
Jo has structured the film to make it easy for viewers at home to follow and offer clarity on some of the topics discussed. The Puppy Coach support manual provides further knowledge and scenarios.
The topics discussed in the film are as follows:
- Legalities of animal first aid
- Aims of first aid
- The assessment of Airway, Breathing and Circulation
- Controlling bleeding
- Anaphylaxis (allergic reaction): causes and treatment
- Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
- Bandaging: The Paw and The Ear
- Contents of a First Aid Kit