Keep Your Heart-Winning Pets Safe

 banana joeAnd the 2013 Best in Show Trophy goes to… Banana Joe! The little black Affenpinscher put on his best for the 137th Annual Westminster Kennel Club (WKC) dog show last week in New York City. The WKC is American’s oldest purebred dog organization dedicated to the canine show sport. Dog lovers across the world enjoy the beauty and showmanship from the purebred contestants each year. The American Red Cross wants to help you keep your heart-winning pets safe in an emergency. By learning Pet First Aid at your local Red Cross chapter, you can help keep all of your family members safe.

Red Cross Paws

Learn how to respond to health emergencies and provide basic first aid for the four-legged members of your family. Practice and preparation will help you be calm and effective in an emergency, protecting you and your animals from further injury or suffering.

  • Understanding basic pet owner responsibilities
  • Administering medicine
  • Managing breathing and cardiac emergencies
  • Managing urgent care situations
  • Treating wounds
  • Treating electrical shock
  • Caring for eye, foot and ear injuries
  • Preparing for disasters

Choose from: Dog First Aid, Cat First Aid, and Cat and Dog First Aid. Course length is 2 1/2 – 3 1/2 hours depending on the course option selected.

Visit redcross.org/take-a-class to search and sign up for classes near you!

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