As we celebrate National Pet Week (Southern California residents!) sign up for our special Red Cross Cat & Dog First Aid/CPR Class at Kahoots Pet Store in Chino Hills, CA scheduled for June 2! Learn practical information and gain Red Cross certification during this 4-hour session. Enter the discount code when you enroll and pay 1/2 the enrollment fee. Visit http://vetericyn.com/petfirstaid/ for more details!
[Pictured: Red Cross Instructor Mike addressing the Kahoots Pet Store Cat & Dog CPR/First Aid Class this past weekend in Chino Hills, CA]
We asked Lulu’s Mom some of the key things she learned from this past weekend’s Cat and Dog CPR/First Aid Class with the Red Cross. The following are some of her take aways.
Did you know?—
1.) Dogs lose heat through panting and the pads of their feet, so if your dog is overheated it is important to remember to keep them off the hot pavement and find ways to cool them down (normal temperature is 100-102.5 degrees Fahrenheit):
- Run cold liquid down dog’s spine
- Put water soaked towel on head, neck, feet, chest and abdomen
- Place dog in front of fan
- Rub isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol 70% on pads of feet – but do not use large quantity (more than ½ pint) because it can be toxic if ingested
2.) The three places to take a pulse on a dog:
- The inner thigh
- Just below the wrist
- Just below the hock (ankle)
3.) Pet first aid kits can be different from human kits by containing:
- Canine nail clippers
- Needle nose pliers
- Wire cutters
Congratulations to Week 2’s Winner of the Pet First Aid Kit: R. Foxworth!
Lulu (pictured w/ Instructor Mike) one of our team member’s dog, takes part in a muzzle demo for our Red Cross Pet First Aid/CPR Training at Kahoots Pet Store in Chino Hills, CA. You did great, Lulu!
Join us and the Red Cross this Saturday, April 14th, at Kahoots Pet Store in Chino Hills, CA for two Cat and Dog First Aid & CPR Classes (9AM-1PM or 2PM-6PM). Register online and use the special discount code for 1/2 off the enrollment fee…: www.redcross.org/en/takeaclass
Enter Zip Code: 91709
Select a Course Category: Pet First Aid
Start Date: 4/14
End Date: 4/14
Discount Code: VETERICYN0412
Congratulations to F. Fodrey for being the first winner of Week 1’s First Aid Kit Giveaway!