“Should a pet owner be genuinely interested in increasing their powers of observation or learning to perform some of these basic first aid or emergency techniques then think of the mutual benefits all ‘round, ie, the pet’s well-being and in many cases reduced visits to the vet when sound knowledge is able to be applied.”
Cavalier Rescue (Qld) Inc
Rehoming Officer for Tweed and Northern Rivers
According to the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) 1-out-of-4 more pets would survive, if just one pet first aid technique was applied prior to getting emergency veterinary care.
The PetSaver™ Program is an six – eight hour course that covers the following topics.
Additionally, the class includes a PetSaver™ handbook, and upon successful completion each participant will receive a certificate.
“In the first 15-25 seconds of you being on the scene you will know what to do and what actions to take.”
The PetSaver™ Program covers the following topics:
Hands-on Skill Practice
- Skill: Primary Pet Assessment The Primary Pet Assesment ABC’s will direct you to your next course of action; First Aid, Rescue Breathing or CPR.
- Skill: Restraining & Muzzling ”Any pet that is pain or is going to be moved into pain, can and will bite.”
- Skill: Rescue Breathing ”The pet patient had a heartbeat but is not breathing”
- Skill: Canine & Feline CPR “The pet patient has no heart beat and is not breathing.”
- Skill: Choking Management. Conscious Choking, Unconscious Choking (Witnessed & Found)
- Skill: Bleeding & Shock Management Restraint, Muzzle, Elevation, Direct Pressure, Pressure Points, Immobilization, Shock Management & Transportation.
- Skill: Snout-To-Tail Assessment for Injury & Wellness “A deliberate and systematic assessment from the snout to the tail of the pet with intent and purpose looking for any injuries the pet does not present to you or for wellness to create a base-line of your pet’s health.”
- Skill: Assessing the Pet’s Vitals “If you know what is normal for your pet then you will be able to quickly recognize when your pet is presenting not-normal.”
- Lecture: Insect Bites & Stings and Snakebite
- Lecture: Heat & Cold Injuries
- Lecture: Seizure
- Lecture: Caring For Your Senior Pet-izen. Senior Pet-izen Care, Signs & Symptoms, Risk Factors & Euthanasia·
- Lecture: Dental Care For Pets
For more information about where your nearest course is, please refer to the Pet Tech Australia website .