Learn first aid techniques for pets at Richmond TAFE one-day course

IN the summer months, pets are exposed to higher risk of injury from snake and spider bites, dehydration and even sunburn.

To ensure that pet owners are equipped with the essential tools to react effectively when emergency situations like this occur, TAFE NSW Richmond will deliver a TAFE Plus Statement in First Aid/Medication Techniques for Pets Seminar on November 16.

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The one-day course will cover the basic first aid techniques needed to care of pets in an emergency.

Participants will also learn how to prepare a pet first aid kit, correctly bandage a wound, perform CPR and learn how to react in the first few minutes of an incident, which could help save a pet's life.

TAFE NSW Head Teacher Animal Studies, Rebecca Coventry said, "When a pet gets sick it has a ripple effect on its owners and the loss of a pet is always devastating.

"This course is designed to provide pet owners and people working in the industry with a range of skills that they can use on their pets when they're ill or emergencies arise. They'll learn how to correctly medicate a pet, apply ear and eye drops, how to look after diabetic animals, the correct way to restrain animals and how to administer CPR."

Book your spot online at https://bit.ly/366KvgY or call 131 601.