Last month Sam was invited to visit Fish4dogs to give a first aid talk to the staff.

Fish4dogs are a small independent pet food company based in rural Worcestershire. Fish4dogs are a friendly team and they are often joined at work by their four legged friends.

Sam, our Dignipets district veterinary nurse, was invited to join the fish4dogs team for an evening to present a first aid for dogs talk.

Included in the talk was common poisons, heatstroke, seizures, ticks, insect stings, basic bandaging technique, what to do if there is a RTA and basic CPR.

The talk was interactive with practical demonstrations and a quiz.

The bandage materials used were kindly supplied by Pioneer Veterinary Products.

It is important for our district nurse to be out in the community and it was lovely to be able to meet the Fish4Dogs team. Detti, Sam’s cat, certainly enjoyed her sample!

Thank you to Fish4Dogs for inviting us to present this talk.

More information about our district Veterinary Nurse service can be found on our website.

Maja Redfern

Maja is clinical director at Dignipets. A mobile veterinary practice that offers palliative and end of life care for every pet in need in the West Midlands. Having completed a certification programme in hospice and palliative care in 2017 Maja advises colleagues and referring practices on pain management for their most difficult geriatric cases. She is a dedicated pet owner (two dogs and three cats) and has developed a reputation amongst wanderers and strays for being the go-to person when lost.