Staff Vet Dr. Debora C. Mandell, Red Cross Veterinary Advisor, Quoted in Philadelphia Inquirer about Pet First Aid.
Monday, March 09, 2009
First aid classes keep pets safe, owners claim.
Taking a pet first aid class could save your pet's life. Instructor Lynne Bettinger knows this from personal experience.
Her emergency happened on a weekend when the vet was closed, as these things seem to do.
"One Sunday evening, my 15-year-old cocker was acting weird — pacing, restless, drooling, dry vomiting," says Bettinger, a Red Cross pet first aid instructor. – Philly.com>>MORE
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