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St. John Ambulance Pet First Aid Course

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Yesterday, Calverton SJA unit set up a pet first aid course. I was the only cadet from my unit there so I didn't know anyone.

A PDSA veterinary nurse was there to teach us, which I was surprised at. I learned a lot of very interesting things there, Including where to find a pulse on a dog and different diseases that pets can develop and what affects they have. The CPR was interesting too.

There were different subjects such as poisoning, bloating, seizures and different stuff like that. The bloating one was my favourite, I always thought it was just a bit of air in the stomach, but no, with dogs their whole stomach can twist, blocking off the blood supply to other vital organs. This was one of the more relevant ones considering our dogs are deep chested and deep chested dogs are more likely to have this happen to them.

 The seizures were interesting as well, especially the video that she showed of some pets having seizures, the first one was shocking (It was a husky having a full b…

Blackberry Jam!

Yesterday I made my first ever blackberry jam! I made a post on it with the recipe on our Create, Make, Bake blog. We live backing onto woodland and so we have a lot of blackberry bushes so we decided I should make some jam with it! I've all ways been a fan of homemade jam and I love it when I see people on stalls selling homemade jam.

We have just picked more today for a blackberry and apple pie that i'm going to make later on.