Pleasanton Weekly

News - May 27, 2011

Cures for canines

Officer Some 60 dog handlers worked with veterinarians and veterinary technicians Wednesday, where they got a hands-on lesson in bandaging during an emergency medicine course for K-9 officers at the Alameda County Sheriff's Office.

The event featured training on everything from heat exhaustion to poisoning, rattlesnake bites, trauma and cardiopulmonary circulatory resuscitation (CPCR), which includes mouth-to-nose revival. The K-9 officers also received dog trauma bags donated by Sage Centers for Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Care to treat their partners in case of emergency. The day was sponsored by Pet Food Express in cooperation with Cover Your Canine, an organization that helps provide bullet-proof vests for police dogs.

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