Dogsafe® Graduates are Saving Lives
We are extremely proud of our graduates. They are successfully helping real-life dogs in real-life first-aid situations. Read just two of their real-life stories below.
Thankfully, myself and all our dog daycare staff have taken the Dogsafecourses. This was proven to me last Friday when I had to apply what I had learned.
After a busy day, all was quiet in the daycare when one of our regular dogs began having a seizure. He lost all ability to get up, his hind legs were cycling, his mouth was clenched, his eyes were unfocused and all facial muscles were tight. With my canine first aid training in mind, I removed the other dogs from the room and then made sure he was safe as his seizure continued, knowing that I had to wait for it to run its course.
When the seizure was over, he was shaking and drooling uncontrollably. At this time I reassured him and checked his vitals, but the lack of colour in his gums was very troublesome as well as the heavy drooling. After contacting the owner, I promptly drove him home and was then able to describe what happened over the phone to their vet.
Thank you again for our Dogsafe Canine First Aid training.
Kate Morris,(former)Owner, A Spot For Spot Dog Daycare
Yesterday, I put my Dogsafe skills to use for the first time. Our doberman puppy, Riley, was choking on a piece of stick and was showing all the signs that we learned about in the course; especially pawing at the mouth, rubbing his face on the ground, choking and gagging in total distress. I tried a few abdominal thrusts as we were taught, but it didn’t dislodge. My husband ran to get the car to take him to the vet, but in the meantime, I did a few more abdominal thrusts and out it popped!
I’m so very grateful that I took the Dogsafecourse and I knew what to do. I cannot thank you enough!! Unfortunately, it may not be the last time I use these skills as he picks everything up in his mouth but at least I feel confident that I can help him right away if it happens again.
I now feel confident that I can help my dogs. I wish I had taken the Dogsafe course sooner.
Joan Belitsky, Dogsafe Graduate