Pet cpr and first aid class
Learn pet cpr and first aid for your dog cat and puppy.
Frequently asked questions: What will I learn in class?
Youll learn emergency skills such as what to do if your pet has a seizure, suffers an electric shock, is injured in a car accident or ingests poison. Youll also be trained to administer CPR if your pet stops breathing (yes, you can give a dog or cat mouth-to-mouth really mouth-to-nose in this case and yes,we practiced on dog and cat dummies). You will also learn Dog, cat and puppy cpr and choking, Cuts and bleeding -Poisoning - Drowning - Rescue Breathing and CPR -Simple Medication Administration - Fractures and Sprains - Animal Bites or Insect Stings - Burns or Severe Cold injuries and more.
The course I took also taught us how to assess a pets vitals, bandage wounds, administer medication and restrain an injured pet; how to tell whether your pet is choking, having a seizure or suffering from some other issue; as well as how to deal with more common injuries such as a wound to your dogs paw pad.
How much is your course and how long does it take? Cost is $80 per person and it is approx. 4 hours long.
How you do cpr on pets? Perform 100 to 120 chest compressions per minute of one-third to one-half of the chest width, with the animal lying on its side.How to hold your hands: For small dogs and cats (less than 22 pounds) compress the chest using the one handed technique by placing the thumb and forefingers around the chest from the underside of the animal behind the front legs. Squeeze the thumb to the forefingers. Begin compressions and push hard and fast.
For medium to large dogs (greater than 22 pounds) place your hands on top of one another and then place them both over the widest part of the chest. Keep your arms straight. Lean over the top of the pet, with the pets back facing towards you.
Ventilate intubated dogs and cats at a rate of 10 breaths per minute. For mouth-to-snout ventilation, maintain a compression-to-ventilation ratio of 30-2. Breaths should last 1 second long.
Perform CPR in 2-minute cycles, switching the person performing the compressions with each cycle.
If you are a vet, Administer vasopressors every 3 to 5 minutes during CPR
here is a link for free review of pet cpr: http://cprflorida.net/app/webroot/files/review_document/New%20Doc%20109.pdf
Here is where you sign up: www.cprflorida.net
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2101 Vista Parkway
West Palm Beach, FL 33411