Pet Tech: Get Trained in Pet First Aid and CPR

by Jennifer McDonald

Recently, I completed my re-certification at the Pet Tech PetSaver CPR & First Aid class at Milton Manor Pet Spa & Resort. Pet Tech is the first international training center dedicated to CPR, First Aid & Care for dogs and cats. Twyla and Cassi, our class instructors did an amazing job of sharing a wealth of knowledge and demonstrating different techniques.  The class was fun, informative and they even fed us a delicious lunch!

Why should you take this class? Whether you own a pet or care for other people’s animals, it’s important to know what to do if an emergency arises. This hands-on course will prepare you for many types of pet related emergencies.

The PetSaver™ Program covers the following topics:

Restraining & Muzzling

“Any pet that is in pain or is going to be moved into pain, can and will bite.”

Primary Assessment

“In the first 15-25 seconds of you being on the scene you will know what to do and what actions to take.”

Rescue Breathing

“The pet patient had a heartbeat but is not breathing”

Canine & Feline CPR

“The pet patient has no heart beat and is not breathing.”

Choking Management

Conscious Choking, Unconscious Choking (Witnessed & Found)

Bleeding & Shock Management

Restraint, Muzzle, Elevation, Direct Pressure, Pressure Points,Immobilization, Shock Management & Transportation.

Snout-To-Tail Assessment for Injury & Wellness

“A deliberate and systematic assessment from the snout to the tail of the pet with intent and purpose looking for any injuries the pet does not present to you or for wellness to create a base-line of your pet’s health.”

Assessing the Pet’s Vitals

“If you know what is normal for your pet then you will be able to quickly recognize when your pet is presenting not-normal”

Pet First Aid Kit Contents

Equipment & Supplies for Putting Together Your Own Pet First Aid Kit. Milton Manor Pet Spa & Resort also has first aid kits available to purchase. These would make a great holiday gift for pet lovers!

Insect Bites & Stings and Snakebite

Definition, Causes, Signs & Actions For Survival

Heat & Cold Injuries

Definition, Causes, signs & Actions for Survival

Seizures

Definition, Causes, Signs & Actions For Survival

Caring For Your Senior Pet-izen

Senior Pet-izen Care, Signs & Symptoms, Risk Factors & Euthanasia

This is one of the most important things you can do to be a great pet owner, particularly if you like to go on adventures with your pet. Walking, hiking, even taking your pet to the store, a restaurant, or in your own home, accidents can and do happen. With this certification, you are prepared to aid your pet if need be.

One thing you’ll want to have, certified or not, is PetTech’s “Pet Saver” app.  It has info like tips, poisonous items, and CPR steps. Note: this app does not substitute the class it’s merely a helpful tool. DO NOT try CPR if you are not certified!

Check out upcoming classes at Milton Manor Pet Spa & Resort here.  You can also find a coupon code on the flyer below.