Children crying out in delight as they discover in the folds of the brightly colored wrap, their heart’s desire. Eye’s alight with the novelty of new play, and electronic screams, warnings and other robotic sounds circle the air. Running and shouting with glee, while Mom and Dad finish up dinner preparations. The table is set, the tablecloth draping over the side of what is soon to be a buffet. Roast Beef, Turkey or Ham, the smells tantalize and we begin salivating at the thought. And then the worse happens. Someone notices the dog doesn’t look right. He is trembling and whining, and lying down. Now what?
As hard as it is to consider any loved one, including your best friend, being somehow hurt over the holidays, it does happen. One of the greatest life-time, not to be returned gifts, is being able to save their lives. As this point, leading up to the holidays, attending a St. John’s Ambulance Pet First Aid course provides incredible assurance that you can cope with the unexpected.
Martin and I each carry or have close at hand a First-Aid Fanny-pack with bandages, tape, scissors and other accessories to ensure if something does go wrong we have the tools to provide first response aid until we can get our dogs to the vet. We know this can save their lives.
The kit and the course is provided all over Ontario and buying the course for a friend is also a great Christmas gift for the Dog Lover who seem to have everything.
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'Sparky' Smith is a Canine Behaviorist and Practioner, educated through the International School for Canine Psychology & Behaviour, earning her ISCP.DIP.CANINE.PRAC.