On the course, participants practice applying
dressings and taking temperatures and we discuss a wide range
of possible first aid scenarios. Everyone who has attended
a course so far has seemed very enthusiastic and the nursing
staff are thoroughly enjoying them.
Baguette, the universal patient pictured left, is looking
somewhat less enthusiastic after having her foot dressed for
the 16th time in a month!
Would you know what to do: If your dog
cut his pad and it was bleeding profusely? If he had collapsed
and you were not sure about moving him? If he had run through
some long grass and came out with a very sore eye ?
These are just a few of the first aid cases that we see on
a regular basis (cut pads being the most common) and, most
of the time, they arrive at the surgery having received no
immediate first aid.
To address this our qualified nurses have set up first
aid courses where they will teach you how to cope in
a variety of first aid situations. These courses are informal
and practical based ... we show you how to put the dressing
on and then you have a go ... so that if it happens in real
life you will be able to act quickly. You can ask as many
questions as you like and we will cover a range of first aid
scenarios with you. We will provide a co-operative patient
for you to practice on like Baguette, pictured above!
To book yourself onto a course please ring the Henley
The owner of Wellington, a
black labrador, put her newly-acquired skills into practice,
within a week of her course. Wellington cut his pad on a sharp
flint. She expertly dressed the foot before bringing him to
the surgery to have the wound stapled and to have her First
Aid kit restocked in case of future need!
Our doggy first aid kits are selling like
hot cakes. Looking for something different for Christmas?
Get your dog owning relatives or friends one of these.