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First Aid for Cats and Dogs

About the course


Britain is well regarded as a nation of animal lovers, from companion pets to large animal collections. This has resulted in a multi-million pound industry, ranging from well known national pet feed companies to pet stores, catteries and kennels and numerous other businesses providing for the needs of animals.

If you care about animals and have a deep interest in their health and wellbeing, Myerscough provides an excellent opportunity for you to further your studies.

What are the entry requirements?

Interest in first aid for dogs and cats

How long is the course?

1 Day

What will the course involve?

The Course format will be a mix of theory and practical work with access to cats and dogs for the duration of the course to demonstrate the different First Aid skills and enable all students to have a go and gain a better understanding of the different subjects covered.

A selection of the following subjects will be covered:

Accidental Poisoning

Bandaging Techniques

CPR Techniques

Gastro Intestinal Emergencies


Head Injuries

Transport Techniques

Wounds and Haemorrhaging

How long will I be learning?

Mix of theory and practical work.

What equipment will I need?

Writing paper and a pen, sensible footwear and clothing.

How will I know if I am making progress?

Feedback throughout the day.

What course work will I be expected to complete?


What can I expect to learn from this course?

How to deal with a common first aid situation with your pet cat or dog.

What other training programmes and progression opportunities are there?

Other part time courses are available in related subjects.

Full time study programmes are also available.

Are you looking to take up an activity, gain qualifications for employment or volunteering, or improve your existing skills?

We have a range of course available for you at our Croxteth Campus in Liverpool. Find out more about our free courses in the Liverpool City Region.

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