Pet First Aid

We take the care of your pets seriously!

This is why Michael has Pet First Aid Training Certification from the  The Pet Professional Guild

Pet first aid is all about providing emergency treatment to a sick or injured companion animal. It is  not a substitute for veterinary care, however the application of first aid care may save your pets life until veterinary care is available.

Having pet first aid training, combined with proper planning and preparation allows us as pet sitters to remain calm and effective during a pet medical emergency.

Pet first aid training gives us the confidence to deal with the initial stages of pet medical emergencies such as –

  • Breathing and cardiac emergencies
  • Poisoning
  • Seizures
  • Broken bones and dislocations
  • Eye, foot and ear injuries
  • Bleeding
  • Burns
  • Shock
  • Heatstroke and dehydration
  • Choking

Knowing how to comfort an injured animal can protect your pet from further harm or suffering. Also knowing how to manage a pet medical emergency can prevent people around the animal from suffering injury as well.

As part of the certification process Michael had to submit several videos demonstrating essential skills:

The first video demonstrates bandaging with Elizabeth

The second is a CPR demonstration with Montgomery

Then there is how to apply an emergency muzzle to Max

and finally, determining Little Bit’s pulse rate