GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Would you know what to do if your pet needed CPR?
If not, this weekend you have an opportunity to learn -- properly.
“There are a lot of videos floating around on the internet, most of them are the wrong way,” said Geralyn Kelly, owner of Elite Canine in Winston-Salem.
Kelly is certified in pet CPR and first aid.
She teaches courses preparing people for pet emergencies that may require CPR, such as an allergic reaction, or an animal gets hurt and goes into shock.
The class will walk people through a number of steps from how to see if an animal is choking to the proper amount of pressure to apply when doing compressions.
“Hopefully the situation never arises that you have to do it, but if you do, taking a course prepares you,” Kelly said.
Pet CPR can be done on cats and dogs.
There is a class this Saturday, Aug. 20, at All Pets Considered on Battleground Avenue in Greensboro.
The class is from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Registration information is available on the website.