Pet First Aid

Pet First Aid CourseWhen people think of first aid, they often do not think about their pets. Pets have accidents the same as humans and knowing what to do should the worst happen is a simple thing to learn with basic training. Pet first aid is not aimed to replace veterinary care but it will help you to recognise an emergency, calm your pet and reduce the risks of delayed treatment.

Learning pet first aid is fun and informative and will give you the skills to deal with a pet emergency should it arise.

This course is ideal for pet owners or pet professionals. It covers the main first aid subjects for dogs and cats but this information is also suitable for most other animals.

Understanding basic first aid for your pet will give you the skills to assist them and prevent them from getting worse before professional help is given by your vet.

Course Content


  • 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 pets 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
  • Burns and temperature related problems
  • Seizures and epilepsy

DifferentTypes and Sizes of Animals

  • The older dog
  • Cats
  • Small dog care
  • Puppies and young animals

Summary of Pet First Aid

  • Pet first aid kits
  • Summary

This course is held at our training centre at Broadstairs in Cambridgeshire on a regular basis although we do deliver courses at the pet owners homes. Why not ask a few friends round on a Saturday morning to take part in a fun learning experience which will provide you with invaluable knowledge should the worst ever occur and you need to treat your pet immediately.