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Old 03.04.2020, 00:13
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First aid training for pets in English

Hi furrents,

Do you have suggested schools that provides First aid training for pets in English?
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Re: First aid training for pets in English

Are you looking for online tutorials and similar to help you naviagate your own pet's healthcare while vet practices are limiting availability during the current crisis, or are you looking for more formal education or seminars to attend at a later date?


If you are looking for the former, here are a few resources that are a good start at self-education to while away the time as we are self-isolating.

A book (with DVD supplement) that I have found invaluable is Low Stress Handling by Dr. Sophia Yin:
https://www.dogwise.com/low-stress-h...-their-visits/

This is not a first aid book per se, but rather teaches techniques to handle animals to minimize stress during an exam or procedure. I include this because helping your pet to be tolerant of handling and accept procedures is critical in an emergency - and thus something we owners should train regularly.

The book is written for veterinary professionals, but certainly accessible to the lay person. IMO a must read for all pet owners. However, this is not a book you turn to in an emergency, it's an in-depth manual. This is something you should read and then work with your pet as part of your everyday training.

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A guide to basic first aid procedures from the University of Montreal Vet School is fairly comprehensive but simple enough to follow when under pressure in an emergency:

http://vetnunavik.ca/wp-content/uplo..._2013FINAL.pdf

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This was written for people living in remote areas of Canada with limited access to nearby veterinary care. In normal times, we would not face such challenges, most of us live fairly close to emergency care. However these are not normal times, so I like this guide as you might be called upon to do more than an owner in Switzerland might usually expect to do.


There are countless videos out on YouTube, and even more websites. I'll add a caution, though - make sure you turn to respected sources, like veterinary universities or vet practices, or well known organizations like the R(or A)SPCA, the PDSA, Blue Cross, etc. There is a lot of gumpf out there in cyberspace, avoid these.

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If you are looking for a more formal course, perhaps you could explain a bit more about what you want to get out of this. Personal knowledge? Certification of some kind? Distance learning, online course, or in-person in Switzerland?

The Hundeschule I go to has in the past organized first aid seminars with local vets - very helpful. Other Hundeschule and Hundeverein do the same. These have been in German, but I wonder if a local vet would be willing to do something in English if there was sufficient interest?


Anyway, perhaps you could explain a bit more about what you are looking for so that we can better help you.

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