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PetSaver™, Pet CPR & First Aid Courses

PetSaver™ Program

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 Pet Tech PetSaver™ Program conducted by Companion Dog Trainers is an (approximately) eight hour course that will cover the following topics. Additionally, the class includes our PetSaver™ handbook, and upon successful completion each participant will receive a certificate.

Course fees are $180 for the general public. Special rates of $150 for ex and current students of Companion Dog Trainers, volunteers of animal shelters and welfare groups (must be either arranged by the organisation or comes with a letter of introduction from the VWO).

The PetSaver™ Program covers the following topics:

Skill: Restraining & Muzzling

"Any pet that is in pain or is going to be moved into pain, can and will bite."
PetSaver Handbook & Hands-on Skill Practice

Skill: Primary Assessment

"In the first 12 seconds of you being on the scene you will know what  to do and what actions to take."
PetSaver Handbook & Hands-on Skill Practice


Skill: Rescue Breathing

"The pet patient has a heartbeat but is not breathing when assessed after the first 2 minutes of CPR"
PetSaver Handbook & Hands-on Skill Practice

Skill: Canine & Feline CPR

"The pet patient is not breathing, call for help and begin CPR."
PetSaver Handbook & Hands-on Skill Practice

Skill: Choking Management

Conscious Choking, Unconscious Choking (Witnessed & Found)
Hands-on Skill Practice

Skill: Bleeding & Shock Management

Restraint, Muzzle, Elevation, Direct Pressure, Constricting Hand/Band, Immobilization, Shock Management & Transportation.
Hands-on Skill Practice

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."
Hands-on Skill Practice

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."
Hands-on Skill Practice

Handbook: Pet First Aid Kit Contents

Equipment & Supplies for Putting Together Your Own Pet First Aid Kit

Lecture: Insect Bites & Stings and Snakebite

Definition, Causes, Signs & Actions For Survival

Lecture: Heat & Cold Injuries

Definition, Causes, Signs & Actions For Survival

Lecture: Seizure

Definition, Causes, Signs & Actions For Survival

Lecture: Caring For Your Senior Pet-izen

Senior Pet-izen Care, Signs & Symptoms, Risk Factors & Euthanasia