First Aid and CPR for Pets

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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 hour 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
    • Bloat
    • 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
  • New Kitten Checklist
  • New Puppy Checklist
  • Pet Disaster Preparedness Checklist
  • Pet First Aid Kit Checklist
  • Pet First Aid Student Manual

What People are Saying

“I am a pet parent as well as a Pet Caregiver! This course was very thorough by giving you the peace of mind that you are able to help your pet in an emergency while giving step-by-step instructions on how to do so! I would definitely recommend this course to any pet parent! ”

- Danielle from FL

“I've been wanting to learn pet CPR for a while and was intrigued that this program had videos which are really helpful. I'm a visual learner so seeing the scenarios play out with real animals was great. Not only do they cover CPR but a wide range of scenarios that could happen to your pet. Through this course, I also realized I should have a pet first aid kit which I immediately purchased. I would definitely recommend this course to others! ”

- Renee from CA