About the Course

About the Course

Pro Pet Hero: Online Cat and Dog First Aid Certification

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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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

“THIS IS MY SECOND CERTIFICATION FOR PET CPR/FIRST AID THAT I HAVE TAKEN IN THE PAST 2 YRS TO RENEW MY KNOWLEDGE/RECERTIFICATION FOR BOTH MY PETS AND OTHERS THAT I TAKE CARE OF... THE FIRST SEMINAR WAS 4.5 HRS OF IN ATTENDANCE HANDS ON TEACHING BUT SECONDARY TO CURRENT COVID PRECAUTIONS I DECIDED TO TAKE THE PRO-TRAININGS COURSE ONLINE. AS A LICENSED PHYSICAL THERAPIST IN THE STATE OF TEXAS I CAN ATTEST HANDS DOWN THAT THIS COURSE WAS JUST AS EXCELLENT AND THE INFORMATION WAS COVERED JUST AS WELL AS IF I HAD BEEN ON SITE TAKING THIS COURSE. THE VETERINARIAN/DEMONSTRATIONS WERE PERSONABLE AND EASY TO FOLLOW AS WELL AS THE SUMMARY OF EACH VIDEO WAS GREAT TO BE ABLE TO TAKE NOTES OFF OF... EVEN THOUGH I STARTED OUT JUST WATCHING THE VIDEOS( TOTALLY MY FAULT) I WILL DEFINITELY RECOMMEND THIS TO MY FRIENDS AND FELLOW VOLUNTEERS FOR OUT LEGACY BOXER GROUP TO HAVE BETTER KNOWLEDGE OF THE WAY TO HANDLE OUR FOSTER/PRIVATE DOGS WE CARE FOR .”

- pamela m, Licensed Physical Therapist (LPT) from TX

“Easy friendly screen navigation and extremely informative. ”

- Samuel, DOG SITTER from VA