First Aid and CPR for Pets

At a glance:

  • 2-year nationally accepted certificate
  • 1 hour and 39 minutes of engaging video training
  • Immediately printable card
  • Videos include subtitles
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Online Course: $49.95
Group Rates also available

This course teaches first aid techniques to address the most common emergencies that can occur with small and large dogs as well as cats.  This course will train you to notice abnormalities and detect early warning signs in pets. You will also learn essential pre-vet care and life saving techniques for those times when immediate action can make all the difference. The course is developed and taught by Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Bobbi Conner, a specialist in small animal emergency & critical care.

  • Pet Owners
  • Dog Walkers
  • Pet Sitters
  • Groomers
  • Pet Trainers
  • Anyone who works with cats or dogs

Total course time includes 1 hours and 39 minutes of video training as well as knowledge reviews, final test, remedial help and reviewing downloaded material.

  • Introduction
    • The role of first aid with your pet
    • Safety concerns for the provider
    • Preparing a pet first aid kit
  • Monitoring your pet
    • Understanding pet vital signs and how to measure them
    • Recognizing normal & abnormal behaviors
  • Illness
    • Vomiting and diarrhea
    • Loss of appetite
    • Lethargy
    • Weakness or collapse
    • Seizures
    • Cold or heat exposure
    • Fever
    • Itchiness/scratching
  • Cardiovascular Emergencies
    • Recognizing the signs of cardiopulmonary arrest
    • Cat and dog CPR
  • Injuries
    • Bleeding
    • Temporary wound care, infection prevention
    • Lameness
    • Suspected fracture or spinal injury
    • Burn wounds
    • Hit by car, fall from height, animal attack
    • Shock
    • Poisonings and envenomations
  • Allergic Reactions
    • Insect stings
    • Vaccine reactions
    • General allergies
    • Anaphylaxis
  • Respiratory Emergencies
    • Choking
    • Near-drowning
    • Breathing problems/respiratory distress
    • Rescue breathing