If your pet was injured and in distress would you know how to deliver first aid and/or CPR (cardio pulmonary resuscitation)? Last weekend, I attended a workshop entitled “E7 Palozza” at That’s My Dog!, a superb dog training facility in Dubuque, Iowa. One of the presenters was Sharon Lawson, a certified PetTech Instructor. She provided an excellent training course for the professional dog trainers in attendance about CPR, First Aid and Care for Your Pets.
Although, I have been certified in CPR and Advanced First Aid for humans, attended previous first aid classes for dogs, and been around dogs for most of my life; the PetTech class was enlightening. I would recommend a similar class for anyone with a pet. It was very educational and the learning was made fun via the use of simulated dogs to practice rescue breathing and CPR.
You never know when one of your pets or a friend’s pet will become injured or distressed. And, the immediate care you give may increase your pet’s chances of surviving before receiving veterinary care. For a PetTech class in the Canton, Michigan area; contact Roberta Chapman of First Aid 4 Paws. She is a certified PetTech Instructor and prior Veterinary Technician.