About our Pet CPR and First Aid Certification

Everyone asks us are you really able to save your pet? The answer is yes. You can learn the steps and skills of pet cpr and first aid and save your dog, cat or puppy. According to the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) 1-out-of-4 more pets (dogs, cats) would survive, if someone did pet (dog, cat or puppy) cpr and first aid techniques prior to getting emergency veterinary care.

Approximately 6 out of 10 households in the US own some type of pet. By last count, there are over 110 million dogs and cats in the country. Pets are content and happy when they are surrounded by familiar sounds, smells and sights. Just like humans, animals such as cats, dogs and puppies can be involved in mishaps and accidents.

The question is, would you know what to do if your pet was in an emergency? Would you know how to stop the bleeding? What if your pet starts choking, what would you do? When an emergency occurs and it involves our pets, every second counts. If you really want to be the best owner for your pet, you need to learn pet CPR and first aid.

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You might know human cpr, but do you know PET cpr? Learn how to save your dog, cat or puppy's life. We use realistic dog and cat and puppy manikins to assist you in learning how to properly do pet cpr and choking and first aid techniques.

Pet owners, dog groomers, walkers, sitters, vets and pet techs need to learn the basics of proper first aid and cpr skills in the event of an emergency.

You’ll learn emergency skills such as what to do if your pet has a seizure, suffers an electric shock, is injured in a car accident or ingests poison. You’ll also be trained to administer CPR if your pet stops breathing (yes, you can give a dog or cat mouth-to-mouth — really mouth-to-nose in this case — and yes, we practiced on dog and cat dummies). You will also learn Dog, cat and puppy cpr and choking, Cuts and bleeding - Poisoning - Drowning - Rescue Breathing and CPR - Simple Medication Administration - Fractures and Sprains - Animal Bites or Insect Stings - Burns or Severe Cold injuries and more.

The course I took also taught us how to assess a pet’s vitals, bandage wounds, administer medication and restrain an injured pet; how to tell whether your pet is choking, having a seizure or suffering from some other issue; as well as how to deal with more common injuries such as a wound to your dog’s paw pad.

Cost is $80 per person and it is approx. 4 hours long.

Perform 100 to 120 chest compressions per minute of one-third to one-half of the chest width, with the animal lying on its side. How to hold your hands: For small dogs and cats (less than 22 pounds) compress the chest using the one handed technique by placing the thumb and forefingers around the chest from the underside of the animal behind the front legs. Squeeze the thumb to the forefingers. Begin compressions and push hard and fast.

For medium to large dogs (greater than 22 pounds) place your hands on top of one another and then place them both over the widest part of the chest. Keep your arms straight. Lean over the top of the pet, with the pet’s back facing towards you.

  • Ventilate intubated dogs and cats at a rate of 10 breaths per minute. For mouth-to-snout ventilation, maintain a compression-to-ventilation ratio of 30-2. Breaths should last 1 second long.
  • Perform CPR in 2-minute cycles, switching the person performing the compressions with each cycle. If you are a vet, Administer vasopressors every 3 to 5 minutes during CPR.

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