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

“As an owner of a lovely dog and pet lover this course can be a life safer, is so good to know that there is so much that can be done before we had to a Vet. This is the second time I take this course, I took it about two years ago and I wanted to make sure I'd remember everything over again for my new puppy. I'd recommend to all dog owners and people who also work with pets. The content can help you to provide not only a longer life to your pooch, save you money and time and gives you more peace of mind when comes to instead of freak out, being able to do something for you pet and the most safe way. Glad I found about this course!”

- Paula, Dog Walker from NY

“Great course, each topic was explained clearly, concisely, with clear demonstrations. I will use this for review. Got some great ideas to telling potential dog parents what I do when first working with a pet and great for list of what to information to get from pet parents and what information and resources I need to have with me. Being informed and educated regarding emergencies will certainly increase my business and show how much I care for their animals. And it's the most economical course that I found for pet first aid certification! Jane K.”

- Jane, Dog Care Giver from FL