Learning pet first aid could potentially save your furry friend’s life or the life of another animal. Many pet parents wouldn’t know what to do in a pet first aid emergency, but Walks ‘N’ Wags is changing that one course at a time!
You know that classic movie scene where an airplane passenger has a medical emergency and a flight attendant yells “Is there a doctor on board?”. In a real-life emergency of that nature, it’s easy to feel helpless if you don’t know what to do.
And what if the patient wasn’t a human? Would you know what to do in an emergency to help your furry friend? Pet first aid courses ensure that pet parents everywhere have the knowledge, resources, and confidence they need to care for an animal in need!
Critical Skills You’ll Learn in Walks ‘N’ Wags Pet First Aid Courses
In an emergency, just a few moments can make all the difference, so it’s important to know what to do when you find an animal in distress. Especially if it’s your own pet, the last thing you want to do is panic when they need help. Learning pet first aid will ensure you’re prepared, empowered, and ready to act.
At the Walks ‘N’ Wags pet first aid course, you’ll learn vital skills like how to:
- Safely approach, assess, restrain, and transport an injured animal
- Save an animal that is choking
- Perform artificial respiration and cardiopulmonary resuscitation
- Manage poisonings, bleeding wounds, breaks, eye and ear injuries, heat stroke, frostbite, hypothermia, and burns
- Recognize common injuries and illnesses
- Administer medications
- And much more!
Walks ‘N’ Wags Is the Number One Way to Prepare Yourself for a Pet Emergency
Walks ‘N’ Wags has been helping to empower pet parents since 2003, and our internationally recognized program is Canada’s longest standing pet first aid program. The course is ideal for dog and cat guardians and people who work with animals, such as dog walkers, groomers, and even shelter employees or volunteers.
So, what makes our program so successful? For starters, you get to work with live, wriggling pets and practice things like bandaging paws and taking vitals just like you would in a real emergency!
What’s more, our instructors include pet professionals, first responders, and human first aid instructors, so they have real-world experience. You also get an illustrated, user-friendly manual to learn from and use as a guide in emergencies. You’ll even learn how to put together your very own pet first aid kit.
At Walks ‘N’ Wags, we know how important your four-legged family members are, and it’s our goal to prepare you for emergencies so you can help them in their times of need. Sign up now to learn at one of our in-class sessions held across Canada or online from the comfort of your home with your favourite floof in your lap!