April is Pet First Aid Awareness Month, and the Northern New York Chapter of the American Red Cross will hold a Pet First Aid training course from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, April 21, at the Chapter office at 203 N. Hamilton St., Watertown.
Through a combination of skills demonstration, hands-on practice and discussion, American Red Cross Pet First Aid training teaches pet parents the skills they need to respond to a wide range of emergencies. In this course, dog and cat owners learn how to provide prompt, effective first aid, such as wound care and resuscitation, until veterinary care is available. Pets are different than people, so knowing exactly what to do in an emergency can help save a pet’s life.
The cost of the course is $70. Participants will receive a reference guide and DVD with course content and information on how to create a pet first aid kit, pet preparedness planning, and tips for maintaining their pet’s health and well-being.
To register, visit redcross.org/training or call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767). The registration deadline is 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 17.