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American Red Cross Offers Dog First Aid Course

American Red CrossNashville, TN – The American Red Cross Nashville Area Chapter has partnered with training experts at Nashville K-9 to offer a Dog First Aid Course for dog owners.

“Your pet relies on you to provide daily care, love and affection and as a responsible pet owner you should also be prepared to care for your pet in an emergency or in the event of an accident,” said Joe Simpson, State Operations Manager for Preparedness Health & Safety Services. “Whether your pet becomes ill or is injured, or needs help in a disaster, the Red Cross can help.”

American Red Cross Dog First Aid teaches vital safety skills, including how to:

  • Administer medications
  • Recognize an emergency
  • Perform CPR, First Aid and choking skills
  • Treat common emergencies such as cuts, scrapes and bleeding
  • Build a pet first aid kit
  • And much more

You can enroll today in American Red Cross Dog First Aid.  The next course will be offered:

Date: Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013
Time: 5:30pm–8:30pm
Cost: $50.00
Location: American Red Cross Nashville Area Chapter Auditorium
2201 Charlotte Avenue, Nashville, TN 37203

Participants must pre-register for the course. To sign up, please contact Nashville K-9 at 615.438.2602 or visit www.NashvilleK9.com.

About the American Red Cross

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies more than 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission.

For more information, please visit redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.

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