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First Aid for Dog Owners half-day course: Friday 20 July (10am-1pm)


Would you know what to do if your dog was in trouble and needed urgent help?

Caring for dogs in an emergency takes many important skills. You need to be able to recognise what’s wrong; whether that be a dog suffering from heatstroke in the summer sunshine, or struggling to breathe after swallowing a strange object. You need to be able to remain calm, and respond confidently to ease your dog’s discomfort in the absence of immediate veterinary help. Not only this, but it is also important to know what you can do to prevent emergencies from occurring in the first place…

…that’s where Veterinary Nursing Lecturer and Veterinary Surgeon, Nina De Franco, comes in!

If you’re a dog owner keen to know more, why not join Nina on Friday 20 July for our First Aid for Dog Owners short course? From performing basic health checks, to knowing what to do when your dog has been poisoned; this half-day course will take a comprehensive look at how you can help your dog in moments of need!

You will walk away with all the information you need to, not only, prevent accidents (both at home and on the go) but also give you the confidence and skills to be able to competently handle any first aid emergency that may arise. You will cover basic CPR, as well as understand how to respond in the event of heatstroke, fits, unconsciousness – and much more!

The First Aid for Dog Owners short course takes place on Friday 20 July at our Huntingdon centre, from 10am-1pm. For further information and to book your place, visit

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