Pet First Aid

We take the care of your pets seriously!

We often find ourselves pet sitting in remote locations with little or no access to a vet. Limited veterinary access combined with our desire to provide the best level of pet care possible has prompted us to upgrade our knowledge and skills. Michael has therefore successfully completed a Pet First Aid Training Certification from “The Pet Professional Guild”.

To further enhance our knowledge of Pet Care and First Aid we teamed up with Dr. Huey of the Barbados RSPCA to write a book on the topic.

Pet Care & First Aid -The Common Sense Guide for Pet Sitters and Owners”

Our main objective in writing the book was to help both pet sitters (including ourselves) and pet owners provide the best possible care for their pets. This aim was achieved by sharing our insights and experience combined with Dr. Huey’s 50 years of veterinary experience and wisdom.

Our book delves into the unique challenges that are faced by pet sitters and the pet owners who engage them.

So what exactly is Pet First Aid?

Pet first aid is 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 a 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.

For demonstration videos of key pet first aid techniques please visit our resources page.