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First Responder - Level 4

Some minor conditions may be treated at home before taking your dog to the veterinarian. Learn some basic first-aid you can give your dog at home.

Reading assignment: A well-stocked first-aid kit is essential for handling minor canine emergencies.

Video: Watch and learn how to bandage your dog's leg at home.

Quiz: 10 questions to test your knowledge of dog first aid.

Jon Geller, D.V.M.


Instructor: Jon Geller, D.V.M., Dipl. ABVP, is an emergency veterinarian and freelance writer in Fort Collins, Colo. He is board-certified in canine and feline medicine, and is also certified by the American Society of Veterinary Journalists. He shares his home with his family, including three cats and one dog.


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Randall   Phoenix, AZ

4/30/2012 9:31:04 PM

Good info, easy to understand.

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Kiley Rae   Omaha, NE

3/2/2012 2:26:52 PM

Wow. Have a medical professional parent, train dogs, did sports medicine in the past, AND have been CPR/first aid certified 5 years in a row... STILL did NOT know the hydrogen peroxide/rubbing alcohol part. Yikes.

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Jerrod   Lafayette, CO

5/12/2011 6:06:06 AM

Woot woot Dr Geller representing Colorado!

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Shannon   Millington, TN

4/9/2011 7:54:14 AM

This had a lot of helpful information, especially what normal household products you can use if you don't have the medical supplies.

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