Pet First Aid - Cats and Dogs
Your pet is counting on you...
What will you do when an emergency strikes?
Okanaganfirstaid.com has teamed up with the American Red Cross to offer Pet First Aid & CPR training.
Pet first aid is the immediate and temporary care given to an injured animal until it can be taken to a professional veterinarian for more definite medical care and attention.
The goal of pet first aid is to protect pets from further harm, injury, or suffering during emergencies, by teaching prompt, effective actions and care that will safeguard the life of an injured pet.
Explain how, when and where to call for emergency assistance with an injured pet.
Understand how to find vital signs and behaviors that are "normal" for a pet.
Identify signals of breathing emergencies, including choking and demonstrate how to provide care.
Identify signals of cardiac arrest and demonstrate how to provide care.
Identify life-threatening bleeding and demonstrate how bleeding can be controlled.
Identify signals of various injuries and demonstrate how to care for them.
Identify signals of sudden illness, including poisoning, seizures, as well as heat and cold emergencies and how to care for them.
Describe when and how to move an injured pet.
Describe components of a good pet friendly first aid kit.
The Pet First Aid & CPR training is a 3 hour course. Participants will receive either a Dog First Aid or Cat First Aid book. Certificates will be issued to participants who successfully complete all skills and knowledge tests, according to the American Red Cross criteria.
Dog and cat manikins will be provided for use during class. PLEASE DO NOT BRING PETS.
Class size is limited. Participants MUST pre-register to attend course.
This class requires manikin use, therefore, persons with colds, flu's, flu-like symptoms, open cuts or sores, or with rashes on their face or hands should postpone participating in class.
Because Red Cross courses are designed to maximize learning and keep training time to a minimum, all lessons require complete and uninterrupted attendance to obtain certification.