Curriculum for Cat and Dog First Aid

Curriculum for Cat and Dog First Aid

Curriculum for Cat and Dog First Aid

Curriculum for Cat and Dog First Aid

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Learn How To Save Your Pet's Life

Learn From an Expert

Bobbi Conner is a professor at the University of Florida and is a veterinarian specializing in small animal emergency care. As the instructor for the course, Bobbi gives you personal access to an expert in emergency medicine.

As the primary developer of the course, Bobbi has selected first aid topics that are most often encountered by pet owners, enabling you to make a difference in an emergency situation.

University of Florida professor Bobbi Conner

See Up-Close Demonstrations with Real Pets

Too often, training doesn't show you how treatment should look in real life. Here, seeing treatment demonstrations on real animals means you'll know exactly what to do when your own time comes to act.

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See Real Symptoms

Nothing is scarier than unexplainable medical symptoms. See videos and pictures of dogs experiencing real symptoms so that you can diagnose your pet with something other than "acting strange" — and know how to help.

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Full Cat and Dog First Aid Curriculum

  • 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

Save Your Pet's Life & Reduce Vet Bills by Knowing What to Do in an Emergency