Pet lovers brushed up on their CPR skills for furry pets in Washington County.
The second annual pet training and CPR class was hosted by Atta Pup Dog and Puppy Training. The class of 15 allowed people to have hands-on CPR training for cats and dogs as well as learn general pet safety. Organizers with Atta Pup say, get to know what your animals heart rate feels like as well as what their breathing normally looks like. The class is a fundraiser for Otis Sake, a Hagerstown based pet rescue.
“Not many folks know that dogs can get water poisoning so if they’re going swimming, going really hard at the lake or beach or something they can ingest too much water and get ill from that,” said Laura Nalven, Owner of Atta Pup Dog & Puppy Training.
At the end of the class everyone becomes certified in canine and feline CPR and first aid.