Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Red Cross and Nashville K-9 to Offer Dog First Aid Course

The American Red Cross Nashville Area Chapter is teaming up again with the training experts at Nashville K-9 to offer another Dog First Aid Course for dog owners.

“As a responsible and compassionate pet owner, it is your job to help provide daily care, love and affection, but you must also be prepared to care for your pet in an emergency or in the event of an accident,” said Joe Simpson, State Operations Manager for Preparedness Health & Safety Services. “In the event that your pet becomes ill or is injured, or needs help in a disaster, the Red Cross Dog First Aid Course can provide you with the skills and confidence to respond quickly and effectively.”

American Red Cross Dog First Aid teaches vital safety skills, including how to:

• Administer medications

• Recognize an emergency

• Perform CPR, First Aid and choking skills

• Treat common emergencies such as cuts, scrapes and bleeding

• Build a pet first aid kit

• And much more          

You can enroll today in American Red Cross Dog First Aid.  The next course will be offered:

Date: Tuesday, June 3rd
Time: 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Cost: $50
Location: American Red Cross Nashville Area Chapter Auditorium
2201 Charlotte Avenue, Nashville, TN 37203

Participants must pre-register for the course. To sign up, please contact Nashville K-9 at (615) 438-2602 or visit www.NashvilleK9.com.

If you are unable to attend the course, join the tens of thousands of pet owners who have critical first aid and health information at their fingertips. Download the American Red Cross Pet First App today from the iTunes, Google Play or Amazon Marketplace app stores.  The Red Cross Pet First Aid helps you take care of your furry family member by putting veterinary advice for everyday emergencies in the palm of your hand. Get the app and be prepared to act when called upon. With videos, interactive quizzes and simple step-by-step advice it’s never been easier to know Pet First Aid.


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