About the Course

About the Course

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Pro Pet Hero

First Aid and CPR for Pets

Pro Pet Hero at a glance

  • 2-year nationally accepted certificate
  • 1 hour and 39 minutes of engaging video training
  • Immediately printable card
  • Videos include subtitles
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$49.95

Sample Video: Introduction to Pet First Aid

This course teaches first aid techniques to address the most common emergencies that can occur with small and large dogs as well as cats.  This course will train you to notice abnormalities and detect early warning signs in pets. You will also learn essential pre-vet care and life saving techniques for those times when immediate action can make all the difference. The course is developed and taught by Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Bobbi Conner, a specialist in small animal emergency & critical care.

  • Pet Owners
  • Dog Walkers
  • Pet Sitters
  • Groomers
  • Pet Trainers
  • Anyone who works with cats or dogs

Total course time includes 1 hour and 39 minutes of video training as well as knowledge reviews, final test, remedial help and reviewing downloaded material.

  • Introduction
    • The role of first aid with your pet
    • Safety concerns for the provider
    • Preparing a pet first aid kit
  • Monitoring your pet
    • Understanding pet vital signs and how to measure them
    • Recognizing normal & abnormal behaviors
  • Illness
    • Vomiting and diarrhea
    • Bloat
    • Loss of appetite
    • Lethargy
    • Weakness or collapse
    • Seizures
    • Cold or heat exposure
    • Fever
    • Itchiness/scratching
  • Cardiovascular Emergencies
    • Recognizing the signs of cardiopulmonary arrest
    • Cat and dog CPR
  • Injuries
    • Bleeding
    • Temporary wound care, infection prevention
    • Lameness
    • Suspected fracture or spinal injury
    • Burn wounds
    • Hit by car, fall from height, animal attack
    • Shock
    • Poisonings and envenomations
  • Allergic Reactions
    • Insect stings
    • Vaccine reactions
    • General allergies
    • Anaphylaxis
  • Respiratory Emergencies
    • Choking
    • Near-drowning
    • Breathing problems/respiratory distress
    • Rescue breathing
  • New Kitten Checklist
  • New Puppy Checklist
  • Pet Disaster Preparedness Checklist
  • Pet First Aid Kit Checklist
  • Pet First Aid Student Manual

What People are Saying

“I wanted to get the training and certification for Pet First Aid, however, I thought it would be all straight forward and similar to human first aid. Animal first aid is similar but different so I'm very happy with the course. Especially the CPR portion. Thank you very much for the details in the course, the great and explanatory videos. I would even recommend this to people who don't have to take the course. I've been an animal owner my whole life and could have saved a lot of money in vet bills for things I could have handled or known what to look for at home.”

- Brittany, Business Owner from AB

“I'm glad I found this course. It was a good refresher and especially important for me since I run a dog boarding home with a pool. There are so many programs nowadays that offer certification so I did my research on the Pro trainings company to make sure they were legit before signing up. I found Pro Trainings was an established reputable company founded by a paramedic. This was one of the only courses I found that was delivered by a vet. I will definitely need to review the cpr demonstrations and practice on some dogs to make sure I will be able to apply what I learned from the course in a real life emergency. Very satisfied customer. Thank you. Denise Cueba Owner, Green Doggie Home Boarding Granada Hills, Ca”

- Denise, Owner of dog boarding home from CA