Contributed by RMSAAM staff
According to the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) 1-out-of-4 more pets would survive, if just one pet first aid technique was applied prior to getting emergency veterinary care.
PETSAVER ™ Emergency CPR, First Aid, and Care Training
Join certified PetSaver™ Instructor Lisa Faust for an eight-hour course covering the following topics:
- Restraining and 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 has a heartbeat and is not breathing.
- Canine and Feline CPR – The pet has no heart-beat and is not breathing.
- Choking Management – Conscious choking, unconscious choking (witnessed and found).
- Bleeding and Shock Management – Restraint, muzzle, elevation, direct pressure, pressure points, immobilization, shock management, and transportation.
- Snout-to-Tail Assessment for Injury and 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 for your pet’s health.
- Assessing the pet’s vitals – If you know what is normal for your pet you will be able to quickly recognize when your pet is presenting not-normal.
- Pet First Aid Contents – Equipment and supplies for putting together your own first aid kit for your pet.
- Insect Bites and Stings and Snakebite – Definition, causes, signs, and actions for survival.
- Heat and Cold Injuries – Definition, causes, signs, and actions for survival.
- Seizure – Definition, causes, signs, and actions for survival.
- Caring for your Senior Pet – Senior Pet-izen care, signs and symptoms, risk factors, and euthanasia.
This class will also include the PetSaver™ Handbook, and upon successful completion of the training, participant will receive a certificate. Cost to attend – $125.
Lisa Faust is college educated and Pet First Aid and CPR certified. Having grown up on a farm, she is a long-time animal devotee. Lisa has experience working at veterinary hospitals and shelters. She and her partner Kathy have two Chesapeake Bay Retrievers, Cedar and Ernie; and three rescued cats, two orange tabby cats, Miller and Hillary (named because of her spunk and attitude), and a black cat named KC Rose. Lisa and Kathy are the owners of A New Way To Life Pet Sitting and Pet Services.