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Pet First Aid

When people think of first aid, they often do not think about their pets. Pets have accidents the same as humans and knowing what to do should the worst happen is a simple thing to learn with basic training. Pet first aid is not aimed to replace veterinary care but it will help you to recognise an emergency, calm your pet and reduce the risks of delayed treatment.

Learning pet first aid is fun and informative and will give you the skills to deal with a pet emergency should it arise.

This course is ideal for pet owners or pet professionals. It covers the main first aid subjects for Dogs and Cats but this information is also suitable for most other animals. Understanding basic first aid for your pet will give you the skills to assist them and prevent them from getting worse before professional help is given by your vet.

This qualification comes with an Endorsed Certificate from TQUK.

The content of this and all our courses has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and come with a Certified CPD Statement as well as a ProTrainings Certificate and  an Evidence Based Learning statement.

Occupations That Use This Course

  • Pet owners
  • Pet professionals
  • Dog walkers
  • Kennels
  • Vet staff

The course covers:

Introduction to Pet First Aid

Pet First Aid Course Overview, Pet First Aid and the Law, The Vet and Your Role in First Aid, When is Veterinary Care Required, Keeping Your Pet Safe in an Emergency, Car Accidents, Pet Proofing Your Home, How Pets Show Pain, Checking Your Pet's Health and Finding Out What is Normal, Taking a Pulse.

CPR, Pet Accidents and First Aid

What to do if your cat has an accident, Breathing and Respiratory Problems, CPR Introduction, Pet CPR, Pet CPR Practical Demonstration, Drowning Introduction, Drowning and Treatment, Shock, Pet Fractures Treatment, Spinal injury and moving an injured pet.

Medical Conditions

Types of Bleeding, Dressings, bandages and Controlling Bleeding, Pet Wrap Bandages, Paw Problems, Ears Eyes and Mouth, Bandaging the Ear, Bandaging the Tail, Bandage Aftercare, Digestive Process, Vomiting in Animals, Pets and Illnesses, Poisoning Bites and Stings, High Temperatures and Heatstroke, Hypothermia, Seizures and Epilepsy, Choking Overview, Choking, Snake Bites on Pets, Ticks, Insect Stings, Fly Strike.

Different types and sizes of animals

The older dog, Small dog care, Puppies and young animals

Summary of Pet First Aid

Pets and Fireworks, Pet First Aid Kits, Advanced Pet First Aid Kits.

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First Aid & CPR for small and large pets