PDSA launches free pet first aid courses for pet owners

Thanks to funding from players of the People’s Postcode Lottery, PDSA is running a series of free pet first aid courses for pet owners this year.

The next event is on Friday, July 28, between 10am and 2pm at New Charter Housing’s Head Office at Cavendish 249, Cavendish Street, Ashton-under-Lyne, 0L6 7AT.

The course covers everything from dealing with emergency situations such as choking, heatstroke, bloat and seizures as well as learning how to resuscitate a pet.

PDSA community nurse manager, Sue Bartlett, said: “Would you be prepared in the event of an emergency with your pet?

“If not, don’t panic and come along to our first aid course to learn how to keep your pet safe. Thanks to funding from players of People’s Postcode Lottery we’re able to teach pet owners the skills needed to care for an injured pet to prevent further injury before they can be seen by a vet.”

The course involves a mixture of theoretical and practical aspects as well as opportunities for group discussion. All participants will receive a certificate of attendance, PDSA said.

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