Pet First Aid

Do you feel prepared for a pet emergency?

17048311825_100198f938_zFirst aid is an important part of taking care of the ones you love. Your animal companion is more than just a pet – they are a member of your family! With that in mind, do you know how to recognize a potentially serious condition in your pet? Would you know how to help if they are injured?

Be the best pet owner you can be by attending Pet First Aid Level 1 and 2 at the OHS!

All OHS Pet First Aid courses are taught by a registered veterinary technician. Topics covered in each course include:

Level 1 Level 2
  • Preventative health care
  • Household toxins
  • Common injuries and illnesses
  • Other incidents (skunk sprays, cold water safety tips, etc.)
  • Reading body language
  • Emergency situations
  • Dealing with injured and orphaned wildlife
  • Emergency situations (refresher from Level 1)
  • Choking*
  • Embedded objects*
  • Bleeding*
  • Bandaging*
  • Burns
  • Other serious injuries (internal abdominal, spinal, bone/joint injuries)

*These topics will include hands-on practical demonstrations using life-sized stuffed dogs.

The registration fee is $60/course**. A take-home Pet First Aid kit is provided to all participants enrolled in the Level 1 course.

**A 25% discount is available for all OHS adopters who register for OHS Pet First Aid courses. Use promo code included in your Adoption Package at time of online registration.**

Courses will be held on the following dates:

  • Pet First Aid – Level 2: Monday, Aug. 26 from 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Pet First Aid – Level 1: Thursday, Oct. 17 from 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Pet First Aid – Level 2: Monday, Nov. 25 from 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Pet First Aid – Level 1 & 2: Saturday, Dec. 14 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.*
  • Pet First Aid – Level 1: Thursday, Jan. 16
  • Pet First Aid – Level 2: Monday, Feb. 10
  • Pet First Aid – Level 1 & 2: Saturday, Mar. 28 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.*

Cost: $60 for each level
*Combined courses are $120

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For more information, please email programs@ottawahumane.ca or call (613) 725-3166, ext. 298.

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