WHAT IS PET FIRST AID? WHAT DO YOU LEARN IN THIS COURSE?
WHAT IS PET FIRST AID?
Pet first aid is the immediate care given to a dog or cat that has become ill or injured.
Although some skills and techniques administered in pet first aid are similar to first aid for humans, it's important to understand that pet first aid techniques and protocols are specifically dealing with animals, and essential to know the differences.
An individual administering pet first aid to an sick or injured dog or cat has an extremely important role, acting as that pet's first responder until the pet can be safely transported to receive professional veterinary medical care.
WHAT DO YOU LEARN DURING KAMP K9 HAWAII'S CERTIFIED PET FIRST AID & CPR TRAINING COURSE
It's important to note that not all dog and cat first aid classes are the same and offer different skills, from basic to in-depth training.
Kamp K9 Hawaii's Certified Pet First Aid & CPR Training in-depth course teaches areas such as: The importance of learning pet first aid, How to handle a ill and injured animal, how to properly administer Pet CPR/Rescue Breathing/Heimleich Maneuver, how to treat wounds, identifying common illnesses for dogs and cats, the difference between Hyperthermia (Heat Stroke) vs. Hypothermia and how to treat for both, how to identify and treat the different types and classification of burns, how to manage broken bones, how to identify and proper protocol for pet poisoning, and how to perform a health and wellness exam for a dog or cat.
Each student is required to demonstrate proper pet first aid techniques and protocols during the class (online or in-person group sessions) and answer questions given by the instructor in order to successfully pass the course and earn their official certification.
Upon successfully completion of the course and meeting all course requirements, the student will be awarded a 2-year certification in First Aid and CPR for Pets. The certificate verifies student has passed the entire training course and displays the course hours earned for Continuing Education or CEU Credit for organizations that accept pet first aid training.