Thursday, August 1, 2013

Practical Pet First Aid

by Cathryn Homier, volunteer contributor

You wouldn’t trade your furry friend for anything. I know I wouldn’t. Not even when I catch my dog snatching bites to eat from my dinner plate on the kitchen counter. Or when I’ve woken up, gasping for breath, because our cat has decided that the top of my chest is the best place to sleep for the night. 

I don’t know what my life would be like without my pets, so even the times when they’re getting in to trouble, I wouldn’t ever want to be without them. 

And it’s especially because I know they can get into trouble that I want to be prepared in case of an emergency. 

What is the right way to care for your cat if he’s just fallen down the stairs, and didn’t land on his feet? How will you know if your dog starts overheating after your regular morning walk? And what will you do if she does?

Join us for Pet First Aid Training at our
Fort Worth chapter Friday, August 2
Join the Red Cross DFW this Friday, August 2 to learn how to be prepared for emergencies that might involve your cat or dog. Our Cat and Dog First Aid presentation will teach you the prompt, effective first aid actions and care you need to know to protect yourself and an injured animal from further harm, injury or suffering during emergencies. 

All it takes is the wag in your dog’s tail or your cat purring in your lap to know that they love you for taking care of them. Reserve your spot today. After all, man’s best friend deserves the same first aid and emergency preparedness as man himself!

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