Dr. Tee’s First Aid for Dogs

Improving Survival in Cases of Canine Emergency

My clients frequently ask me, “But Doc, what if my dog eats poison?” or “Doc, what can I do if my dog has a gastric torsion?” or any other version of a dog lover’s worst nightmare. I decided to create this course to teach pet-parents to identify emergencies, and also signs of disease AND then to give them the tools to do something about the situation.

This course is for anyone that has dogs in their life. Whether the dogs are family members, working partners or clients; there is something for each person that interacts with dogs on a daily basis. Groomers and trainers will also benefit from this information. 

This offer is unique for those attending in person because they will have an opportunity to practise CPR, dressing wounds and treating fractures. Furthermore, the topics are divided into body systems for easy understanding and application. Finally, there a numerous medicines that are fundamental in a first aid kit (and many are in the home medicine cabinet). You will come away with knowledge of how to use these to buy time to get your dog to the vet. 

I love teaching and seeing the moment when a person really grasps a concept. My courses are well attended, and I am in demand as a presenter at professional congresses. 

My system is practical and applicable. You receive great notes and are able to practice techniques which increases your confidence when called on to apply your knowledge.


“The workshop has helped me so many times in the impoverished areas that I serve. I am so grateful to have this knowledge”  Inspector, Germiston SPCA

One Sunday night my 7 year old Great Dane starting acting strangely. He was battling to settle down. Thanks to the knowledge gained from Dr Tee’s First Aid Workshop, I quickly noticed the signs of a gastric torsion and immediately called our veterinarian, as I knew from the workshop this was serious and needed immediate medical attention.” Dee 

One of the best feedback emails I received was from a lady that managed the runway dogs at Durban King Shaka Airport. These dogs are used to chase the birds off the runway, so the planes are able to land. On one occasion one of the dogs hurt its leg and could not stand on it. This person bandaged the leg to support it on her way to the vet. The vet’s response, “Who applied this bandage? It’s very professional.” Possible swelling from the injury was reduced. Fortunately it was not a serious problem and the dog was soon back on active duty. 

One of my biggest fans owns a grooming parlour. We met when I was performing acupuncture on her old Pug. He needed extra care in his golden years. At the time she was employed in a completely different business sector. Her heart called her to work with our furry companions and she opened a grooming parlour. Because she always wants to deliver the best possible service, and care, for those Beings that visit her everyday, she asked me to train her and her team in handling of stressed animals, and first aid. This has become an annual feature in her schedule. New team members gain important training, and experienced team members ask increasingly appropriate questions, showing me how much they learn and apply. 

This course is limited to 25 in person attendees. A small number ensures that everyone has an opportunity to practise the skills I teach. Courses fill up quickly so don’t delay with your application.

How often does your dog get sick on a public holiday or after hours? It can be difficult to reach a vet immediately. The knowledge shared in this course will increase your dog’s chances of surviving an illness or an emergency. 

Do you feel you want to know more about how to determine if you really have to call the vet at midnight or if you are able to do something that will alleviate pain or diarrhoea, until the morning? This course details true emergencies and also covers common dog problems that can happen – bee stings, choking, vomiting, cuts, and seizures (to name a few), and what to do about them.

“When my own personal dog ended up being paralyzed, I knew what to do before I could get her to the vet and they could stabilise her and get her the treatment she needed.”  Sharlene

Are you concerned that something may happen to one of the dogs at your grooming parlour or at your day care or dog training school? Arm yourself with knowledge on how to deal with incidents that may happen to any dog at any time. Exposure to many dogs, over time, increases the chances that you will face one of the following: a dog fight and bite wounds, seizures, ingestion of an unknown or toxic substance. Improve your knowledge about these accidents and how to deal with them. 

Is your dog your partner? Do you work together? Arming yourself with knowledge of identifying emergencies and trauma, as well as what to do, will increase your dog’s chances of survival.

Module 1: 

Traumatic Emergencies: What you need to know. 

In module 1 we will explore:

  • Assessing a traumatic emergency situation (like a car accident)
  • Assessing the dog (behavioural indicators of fear and pain, normal physical parameters)
  • CPR for dogs

Module 2: 

The Head and Throat: Emergencies and Common Conditions 

In module 2 we will explore:

  • Eyes, ears, nose and mouth
  • Choking
  • Tracheal Collapse

Module 3 

The Skin, Respiratory and Cardiac Systems: When do you Intervene? 

In module 3 we will explore:

  • Allergies
  • Heat Stroke 
  • Heart Failure

Module 4:

The GastroIntestinal Tract: What can you do at Home and when must you visit the Vet? 

In module 4 we will explore:

  •   Vomiting and Diarrhoea
  •   Gastric Torsion
  •   Spirocerca lupi – The Throat Worm

Module 5:

The Nervous System: What do neurological Problems Look Like? 

In module 5 we will explore:

  •   Rabies
  •   Seizures
  •   Intervertebral Disc Disease, the back dog!

Module 6:

Poisonings: What do you do? 

In module 6 we will explore:

  •   Insect and Snake Bites
  •   Pesticides

●    Household Products

Module 7:

Trauma: Managing the Damage 

In module 7 we will explore:

  •   Burns and Scalds
  •   Bleeding
  •   Fractures
  •   Wounds

Dr. Tanya Grantham – Bio 

A qualified Veterinarian (Bsc (Hons), BVSc), with nearly 30 years’ experience in Private Veterinary Practice, Tanya Grantham is passionate about making a difference in the lives of physically compromised animal companions. She is a member of the Complementary Veterinary Medicine Group where she is registered as an acupuncturist and veterinary rehabilitation practitioner. Over the last 16 years, she has been a pioneer in her field, taking every opportunity to gain more knowledge and acquire more skills. She is a generous and supportive teacher and loves to share her knowledge to human guardians and other veterinarian professionals alike. 

Offer Recap Section with Value of Items 

This workshop takes place over an entire day. The number of attendees is limited to 25 so that everyone has an opportunity to practise the skills. Notes are available and are a great reference for later. Almost every conceivable situation is covered with practical advice on what to do. If something is not mentioned then this is a chance to have your questions answered. All workshops are highly interactive which enhances the learning experience. 


R1 500 with attendance certificate

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