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MassBay Community College students learn canine first-aid


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By Leila Merrill

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. — MassBay Community College has integrated first-aid training for dogs into its EMT and paramedicine academic curriculum in response to Nero’s Law.

The Massachusett law lets EMS providers treat and transport injured K-9 officers whenever there are no people who need such aid.

The college students are taught things such as how to clear a dog’s airway, find a pulse, correctly muzzle a dog, render first-aid and perform CPR.

They work with actual dogs and on dog mannekins.


MassBay Community College students work with actual dogs and on dog mannequins.

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