by Lisa Faust (PetTech CPR instructor.)
Are you prepared to act in an emergency for your best friend? According to the American Animal Hospital Association 1 out of 4 more pets would survive if just one pet first aid technique was applied prior to getting emergency veterinary care. They are members of our family, our best friends and our life long companions. You would do anything to help them.
- 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.
By knowing your pet’s health you can make a difference in the overall health, safety and care of your pet. Pet Tech, Inc. is the first international training center dedicated to CPR, first aid, care and safety for dogs and cats. Pet parents want and need to know how to care for their four-legged, furry family members. Unfortunately, thousands of pets are injured and die every year from preventable accidents. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, or call us at: 303.660.9390.