Red Cross Releases First Aid Course for Pets

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - The American Red Cross releases it's now online first-aid course for cats and dogs.
 
Red Cross Officials say this online course provides owners with the knowledge of what to do in an emergency situation until veterinary care is available. 
 
Lessons include how to determine a pets normal vital signs, as well as step-by-step instructions on what to do if your pet is choking, needs CPR, has a wound, or is having a seizure.
 
"The red cross provides first aid and CPR training for people and our mission is to alleviate human suffering, but everybody in Colorado has a pet. It's really important to know what to do if you have an animal that gets hurt," said Eric Myers with the Grand Junction American Red Cross.
 
The course is $25 to sign up, and takes about thirty minutes to complete.
 
People can access the course on their desktop or tablet on the Red Cross website, and now, you can also download the Pet First-Aid App for free in mobile app stores.

 


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