Do you know what is consider a normal temperature for your dog? Do you know that most cats can't drink milk because they are lactose intolerant. No one doubts the importance of knowing CPR and first aid, but do you know how to perform CPR on your dog or cat?

Chances are if you're a pet owner, no matter how much you love your furry friend, you have no clue. Canine and feline CPR can save lives and there is a great way to get educated this weekend.

Pets Alive in conjunction with Pet Emergency Education will be hosting a pet CPR and first aid certification class. The course will run on Saturday May 20 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. The event will be hosted at Pets Alive at 363 Derby Road in Middletown. It's an opportunity to become certified in canine and feline CPR and first aid with a nationally recognized training program.

The course will cover such topics as performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation on dogs and cats, properly restraining and transporting animals, correctly taking animals' vital signs (temperature, pulse, respiration) along with safety techniques when working with a sick or injured animal.

The course will also cover how to handle medical emergencies like poisoning, burns, choking and severe wounds. In addition the course, which costs $69.95 per person, includes a pet CPR and first aid eBook, an official certification, two CPR certification wallet cards as well as a two years subscription to animal emergency Resource Center.

Take a Saturday afternoon to get educated and potentially save a life.