According to the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), one out of four pets would survive if just one pet first aid technique was applied prior to getting emergency veterinary care.
Do you know what you would do if your dog got choked on a toy that was too small for him/her to play with? Or what if your dog suddenly had a seizure…what would you do?
Those questions are among the reasons I chose to become certified as a Pet Tech instructor. I have held that certification since 2014.
Not only is this a great course for a pet owner, but super great to have on your resume as Pet CPR and First Aid trained if you are in the business of pet sitting, grooming, dog walking and doggie day care.
The course includes information as follows:
Primary pet assessment
Caring for your own emergency
First aid/CPR/Rescue breathing
Shock and bleeding management
Fracture and limb injuries
Restraining and muzzling
CPR cycle and chest compressions
First aid contents
The cost of the 4 hour course is $79.
You receive a booklet and a certificate showing you are trained in Pet CPR & First Aid.