Pet First Aid Courses

This course is in no way meant to replace your Vet in an emergency situation, indeed we emphasise seeing your Vet, however it will teach you the skills you need to care for your pet and keep them in the best condition until your Vet is able to assess them.

It follows the universal aims of all first aid, “preserve life, prevent further injury and promote recovery.” We think all our friends and loved ones deserve this level of care and attention, so how about your pet as well?

Pet First aid is a training course that instructs you how to care for your domestic pets should they become injured. It is designed to give you the knowledge, skills and confidence to act quickly in an emergency. The course can be delivered with an instructor who will cover the theory, answer questions and a practical hands on session, or alternatively through distance video based e-learning, whichever is the best course for you.

On completing the course you will receive a certificate valid for one year, however it is the knowledge, skills and confidence that you will achieve that could make a difference to your pet.

The course is for all those who are responsible for pets, and whilst not a necessity, how much happier would you feel if you knew anyone who looked after your pet, when you are not there, also had these skills as well.

  • Introduction
    • The Vet and your role in first aid
    • Keeping your pet safe in an emergency
    • Car Accidents
    • Pet proofing your home
    • How pets show pain
    • Checking your pet's health
  • Pet Accidents and First Aid
    • Breathing and respiratory problems including choking
    • Dog CPR
    • Drowning
    • Shock
    • Broken Bones
    • Spinal injury and moving an injured pet
  • Tending to your pet
    • Controlling Bleeding
    • Dressings and Bandages
    • Paw Problems
    • Ears, Eyes, and Mouth
    • Bandaging the Ear
    • Bandaging the Tail
    • Illnesses
    • Poisoning, Bites, and Stings
  • Different types and sizes of animals
    • The older dog
    • Cats
    • Small dog care
    • Puppies and young animals
  • Summary of Pet First Aid
    • Travelling with your dog abroad
    • Pet First Aid Kits
    • Burns and temperature related problems

 

There is a FREE downloadable course manual, when you book onto and complete our courses and we can also supply or advise you about a pet first aid kit for you to keep at home or when travelling.

Follow the Pet First Aid link/icon to book online or to complete the online training using the discount code “UK-coreteaching”, or get in contact with us directly for more information and to book and check our instructor led course dates.

The practical course is for all ages, so children as well. It is 3 hours long and costs £45 per person .We will be running some courses in evenings and over weekends so please get in touch for any extra courses we will be running in addition to those on the website.

Should you be a group then we can also arrange onsite training and group discounts. We also have “Casper the dog” cpr manikin and other resources for the practical course, so it is just you and no pet.

We are here to help so if you have any questions at all, do please get in touch.