This two-hour course is a fun and interactive discussion encompassing wise, preventive measures, intelligent use of first aid principles, coupled with recognition of abnormal symptoms and treatment of disorders, diseases, and problems typically seen in a boarding or daycare environment. This working knowledge of prevention and first aid will help you eliminate some potentially dangerous circumstances and help you prepare for emergency situations. This discussion will center on normal values, first aid, and some specific conditions. Also, information is provided on what to do and what not to do in specific emergency situations. The course is only provided as a guideline for you to learn what to do in an emergency situation, but it cannot replace emergency visits to the veterinarian. In an emergency, call your veterinarian or local emergency hospital because every emergency situation is slightly different and the course material is not intended to be specific but not comprehensive.