According to the American Animal Hospital Association, 92% of dogs and cats will experience an emergency in their lifetime. Knowing what to do in a crisis situation can help save your pet’s life. In fact, 25% of dogs and cats could have been saved if a first aid technique was applied before getting to the vet. Would you know what to do in these situations?
NMCA is offering our members a class in emergency first aid/CPR for pets on Tuesday, July 29, from 7-8pm at the Bobby Pearse Community Center. It will be taught by Dr. Cynthia Wheat, a local veterinarian who also works with the Humane Society. There are all kinds of pet emergencies including dehydration, the need for rescue breathing or CPR, what to do for bee stings, snake bites, choking, seizures, poisoning, etc.
The cost is only $5 per member household, payable at the door. We do ask that you email firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan to attend so we know how much material to have available. If you are not a member, you can join NMCA first or we will have membership forms at the door. The cost to join is $10. Please DO NOT bring your own pet(s). We will have a stuffed dog and a live one to demonstrate with.