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Canine and Feline CPR and First Aid Certification Class

3/17/18 1:30-4:30pm

Hosted by
Northeast Dog Training
440 N. Main Street North Canton, OH

Our Pet CPR+ Certification Program is Nationally Recognized and Rapidly Becoming the Premiere Pet CPR Training Program for Animal and Veterinary Professionals as well as Animal Lovers Everywhere! 

*This class will certify the participant in Canine and Feline CPR and First Aid*
The skills and topics covered in this class include:

  • Safety techniques when working with sick and/or injured animals
  • How to perform emergency triage and assess if an animal is experiencing a life threatening medical emergency
  • How to restrain and properly transport sick and/or injured animals
  • How to provide emergency first aid to dogs and cats en-route to veterinary care
  • How to take vital signs (temperature, pulse, respiration, CRT) and determine normal vs abnormal readings
  • Learn about the importance of the pet first aid kit and how to use the materials in it during an emergency
  • How to manage and provide first aid for many common medical emergencies such as severe wounds, poisoning, burns,  choking and more
  • How to performing the most current industry standard method of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation on dogs and cats (Participants will receive a PetCPR+ Certification valid for 2 years)

Registration fee is $69.95* per person
Each participant receives the following: 

2 CPR certification wallet cards, An official certificate, a 2 year subscription to our online Animal Emergency Resource Center, your choice of the Class Manual either as an Ebook* or a printed copy  (additional $24.95), businesses, organizations and groups may request a professional, frameable certificate and window decal, to hang in their place of business to promote that their staff/members are certified

Our certifications are recognized by local and national organizations, employers, animal welfare organizations, disaster response teams and more
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We are entering unpredictable weather season, please take the time to have a kit ready for each pet. I’d suggest having a collapsible crate for each pet in your safe zone. It keeps the pets safe, makes evacuation -if needed easier, and will be easy to find during an emergency.

 

In an emergency, your pets will be even more dependent on you for their safety and well-being. Your family’s disaster plans must include your furry family members too. Learn what to do to keep your beloved pets safe!
Click Here to be directed to Red Cross article.

 

 

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FDA Alerts Veterinarians and Pet Food Manufacturers about Potential Presence of Thyroid Hormones in Pet Foods and Treats

March 27, 2017

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is advising pet owners and caretakers, veterinarians, and the pet food industry to be aware that pet food and treats made with livestock gullets (meat from the throat region) have the potential to contain thyroid tissue and thyroid hormones. Pets that eat food or treats containing thyroid hormones may develop hyperthyroidism, a disease that is rare in dogs and usually triggered by thyroid cancer.

Symptoms of hyperthyroidism include excessive thirst and urination, weight loss, increased appetite, restlessness, hyperactivity, elevated heart rate, rapid and/or labored breathing, vomiting, and diarrhea. Continued exposure to excess thyroid hormones can cause damage to the heart and in some cases, death.

The FDA is issuing this alert now after a recent Center for Veterinary Medicine investigation into reports of three dogs in different households that showed signs of hyperthyroidism. In these cases, extensive testing on all three dogs conducted at a reference laboratory showed elevated thyroid hormone in the blood, but ruled out thyroid cancer. Reference lab interviews with the dogs’ owners revealed that all three dogs had been fed BLUE Wilderness® Rocky Mountain Recipe TM Red Meat Dinner Wet Food for Adult Dogs and/or Wellness 95% Beef Topper for Dogs.

Based on the recommendation of the reference lab’s consulting veterinarian, the feeding of these dog foods was discontinued. After the dogs stopped eating these products for a few weeks, their clinical signs disappeared and thyroid hormone levels returned to normal. An FDA lab tested unopened cans of BLUE Wilderness® Rocky Mountain Recipe TM Red Meat Dinner Wet Food for Adult Dogs and Wellness 95% Beef Topper for Dogs and confirmed that they contained active thyroid hormone. The source of thyroid hormones is likely from the use of gullets from which the thyroid glands were not completely removed before adding to pet food or treats.

After consulting with the FDA, both WellPet (the maker of Wellness) and Blue Buffalo (the maker of Blue Wilderness) initiated voluntary recalls of select lots of the affected products on March 17, 2017.

WellPet voluntarily recalled of certain lots of 13.2 ounce cans of Wellness 95% Beef Topper for Dogs with best-by dates of 02 FEB 19, 29 AUG 19, and 30 AUG 19 printed on the bottom of the can. The UPC Code is 076344894506.

Blue Buffalo Company voluntarily recalled of one lot of 12.5-ounce cans BLUE Wilderness® Rocky Mountain Recipe TM Red Meat Dinner Wet Food for Adult Dogs with a best-by date of June 7, 2019 printed on the bottom of the can. The UPC code is 840243101153.

The FDA appreciates the cooperation and swift action taken by both firms to address this issue. If your dog has eaten either of these foods and is showing symptoms of hyperthyroidism, discontinue feeding of these foods and consult your veterinarian, making sure to provide your dog’s dietary history, including what the dog has been eating, how much, and for how long.

Consumers who have any of the recalled food should not feed it to their animals and can refer to the company press releases for further instructions about returns/refunds.

Questions about whether a particular pet food or pet treat product contains livestock gullets and/or thyroid hormones should be directed to the product manufacturer.

The FDA provides more detailed information about the issue of thyroid hormones in pet food in its Letter to Veterinary Professionals and Letter to Industry.

Link to this information:   https://www.fda.gov/AnimalVeterinary/NewsEvents/CVMUpdates/ucm548883.htm

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7 Tips For More Fun Walks With Your Dog!

Ohio Greyhound in sweater

January is National Walk Your Pet Month! Walks can have many different purposes including human exercise, pet exercise and pet entertainment. Sometimes humans try to satisfy all purposes with one walk, but that often leads to frustration for all. Here are a few ideas to help everyone enjoy their walks more:

  • If your dog is a sighthound, human exercise probably isn’t that much fun for him. Human speed and endurance standards are completely different. Consider getting your exercise separately.
  • Dress your pup appropriately for the weather. Generally, if you feel cold enough to want a jacket, your greyhound probably does too. And be sure to keep your dog safe from frostbite. Dogs’ ears, tail and paws are the most vulnerable and need protection any time the temperature drops below 32 degrees.
  • Schedule some walk time exclusively to satisfy your dog’s olfactory pleasure center by sniffing. Dogs gather important information through smell and feel a legitimate need to explore with their noses. Humans tend to enjoy this part of the walk more if they set a time goal, such as a half hour, rather than a distance goal. The point of this part of the walk is sniffing, not distance or fitness.
  • Walk with a friend so you have someone to talk to, listen to books on tape, or enjoy your

    favorite music to help pass the time.

  • Invite a friend for your dog along too. Greyhounds are especially fond of their own kind and seem to derive a special enjoyment from the companionship of another grey. If you have other greys in your area, consider setting up a regular date. You’ll likely get a lot of attention and help spread the word about greyhound adoption too.
  • Take a different path once in a while. It doesn’t have to be far from home. Just go a block up or start the other direction for a change of scenery.
  • Track your progress with a walking app that helps earn money for your favorite nonprofit, hopefully OGGA.  WoofTrax, Walk for a Dog, and ResQWalk are both free.

Keep in mind that your pups are home all day, often alone, and that a short walk might be the most fun they will have. They get so excited because they look forward to it that much. Walks also break up the monotony, stimulate your pup, use up excess energy and help with numerous behavioral problems such as separation anxiety. So please start a healthy dog walking habit this year!

Reprinted with Permission from GALT.

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PetSmart Adoption Weekend with Mickey

OGGA will be at the Belden PetSmart on:

Saturday, November 12th from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 13th from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

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halloween-happy-from-ogga

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Acme

Send OGGA your Acme receipts from August 11, 2016 to December 31, 2016

to help OGGA earn 5% on your purchases of the Acme Store Brands.

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grey inside every athlete is a puppy

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