Pet First Aid

When people think of first aid, they often do not think about their pets. Pets have accidents the same as humans and knowing what to do should the worst happen is a simple thing to learn with basic training. Pet first aid is not aimed to replace veterinary care but it will help you to recognise an emergency, calm your pet and reduce the risks of delayed treatment.

Learning pet first aid is fun and informative and will give you the skills to deal with a pet emergency should it arise. 

This course is ideal for pet owners or pet professionals. It covers the main first aid subjects for Dogs and Cats but this information is also suitable for most other animals. Understanding basic first aid for your pet will give you the skills to assist them and prevent them from getting worse before professional help is given by your vet.

All students will receive a free login area to our website where you can download a free student manual, print off their certified CPD statement and access other material.

The content of this and all our courses has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and come with a Certified CPD Statement as well as a Certificate.

This course is currently only available in Maidenhead, Berkshire for public Bookings and within a 50 mile radius of Maidenhead for Private Group Bookings.

To see our public dates, take a look at our calendar.

To discuss making a private Group Booking, drop us a line here

If you are outside this area, do take a look at the online-only Pet First Aid course here.

Course Duration (excluding breaks)

4 hours

Maximum students per course

12

Minimum age

0

Individual Price

£50

Group price

£400

Group Pricing assumes that the Client provides a suitable training venue


Introduction to Pet First Aid

  • Introduction to the course
  • Pet First Aid Course Overview
  • Endorsed pet first aid certificate option
  • Meet your vet
  • Pet first aid and the law
  • The vet and your role in first aid
  • When is Veterinary Care Required
  • Keeping your pet safe in an emergency
  • Car Accidents
  • Pet Proofing your home
  • How pets show pain
  • Checking your pet’s health and finding out what is normal
  • Taking a Pulse
  • Pet First Aid Kits

CPR, Pet Accidents and First Aid

  • What to do if your cat has an accident
  • Breathing and respiratory problems
  • Pet CPR Introduction
  • Pet CPR
  • Pet CPR Practical Demonstration
  • Drowning and Treatment
  • Shock
  • Pet fractures treatment
  • Spinal injury and moving an injured pet

Medical Conditions

  • Types of Bleeding
  • Dressings, bandages and controlling bleeding
  • Pet wrap bandages
  • Paw Problems
  • Nail and Claw Injuries
  • Bandaging the Ear
  • Bandaging the tail and tail injuries
  • Bandage aftercare
  • Dog Digestive Process
  • Vomiting in Animals
  • Dehydration in pets
  • Pets and Illnesses
  • Stings on animals
  • High Temperatures and Heatstroke
  • Hypothermia Treatment
  • Choking Overview
  • Choking
  • Snake Bites on Pets
  • Fleas
  • Ticks
  • Insect Stings
  • Fly Strike

Illnesses

  • Seizures and Epilepsy
  • Alabama foot rot
  • Blue-green algae
  • Diabetes

Different types and sizes of animals

  • The Older Dog
  • Smaller pets
  • Reptiles

Summary of Pet First Aid

  • Fireworks and thunderstorms
  • Summary of Pet First Aid