Dog & Cat First Aid

The goals of the Cat and Dog First Aid course are to teach participants how to be prepared
for emergencies that involve a cat or a dog and how to protect themselves and the animal from
further harm, injury or suffering during emergencies by teaching prompt, effective first aid
actions and care.

First aid for cats and dogs is the immediate and temporary care given to an injured animal until it
can be taken to a professional veterinarian for medical care and attention. Cat or dog “first aid”
should not be confused with “pet care.” Many excellent books are on the market that give the pet
owner advice on how to choose, feed and otherwise take good day-to-day care of a pet.

What You Will Learn

By the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Name items that belong in a pet first aid kit
  • Name appropriate pet supplies that should be included in an emergency preparedness kit
  • Explain what should be considered when making a plan for their pets in the event of a disaster that requires evacuation
  • Understand the importance of knowing the normal physical condition, behaviors and habits of their pets
  • Identify a normal heart and pulse rate, breathing rate and body temperature of cats and dogs
  • Describe how to safely approach an ill or injured cat or dog
  • Demonstrate how to safely capture and restrain a cat
  • Demonstrate how to safely muzzle a dog
  • Explain how to check a cat or dog that appears to be having a first aid emergency
  • Describe how to check an unconscious cat or dog for breathing and cardiac emergencies
  • Describe how to give rescue breathing to a cat or dog
  • Describe how to perform CPR on a cat or dog
  • Describe how to care for a cat or dog that is choking
  • Describe how to care for shock for a cat or dog
  • Describe how to provide basic wound care and control bleeding for a cat or dog
  • Describe how to provide care to a cat or dog with a sprain or strain
  • Describe how to care for a cat or dog with a suspected fracture
  • Describe how to care for a cat or dog with a suspected back or neck injury
  • Describe how to care for a cat or dog suffering from a burn
  • Describe how to care for a cat or dog involved in a car accident
  • Describe general care for a cat or dog with a sudden illness
  • Describe how to care for a cat or dog that has a seizure
  • Describe steps for caring for a cat or dog that has been poisoned
  • Describe how to care for a cat or dog suffering from a cold- or heat-related emergency

Thank You for Your Interest!

Please fill out the form, and we will contact you to schedule your class when we have enough participants.

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