Pet First Aid Classes Brisbane

Pet first aid is a vital skill that every pet owner should have. We never want to imagine that our pets will need emergency care, but being prepared could save your pet’s life

In Australia, we are very lucky and usually have close-by veterinary care available and lots of after-hours help when needed. But what if you’re in a location where vet treatment is not close by? What about injuries so serious that immediate intervention is needed.

Do you know what to do?
Could you save your loved pet?

Take away that uncertainty and learn how to provide your pet life-saving first aid. It could save him or her.

“Fur Aid” Pet First Aid Brisbane courses are run by a qualified Veterinary Nurse with a strong background in specialist and emergency nursing along with training veterinary nurses, and the practical experience and theoretical knowledge to provide you with high standard dog first aid training.

The dog first aid course is designed for all pet owners, and aims to provide you with essential foundation skills to provide first aid to your pet at a time of need. Pet first aid training is not designed to be a replacement of veterinary treatment, but rather skills and knowledge to help you get your pet to a veterinarian as safely as possible. In the event of injury or illness, the provision of pet first aid may help to minimise further trauma, sustain or prolong life in order to help you to get your pet to the lifesaving hands of a veterinarian.

What will you learn?

During the course, we aim to cover as many skills as possible whilst teaching you the theory behind the skills so you know what to apply and when to do so. This course is not only aimed at dog first aid, but also first aid for cats, birds, rats, guinea pig, mice etc. Each course is targeted to your specific animal requirement. We will send out a questionnaire before the course starts so that we are aware of what animals we are targeting in the class. During each course we aim to teach you skills to:

  • Recognise what is normal and abnormal behaviours or symptoms in your pet
  • Safely trim nails and manage over-trimming or nail breaks
  • Provide first aid to wounds, grazes, cuts, and punctures including bleeding control
  • Provide life saving reaction to choking
  • Recognise bites, stings and envenomation (snakes / ticks etc)
  • Recognise and respond to ingestion of toxins or poisons
  • Provide life saving first aid for heat stroke or dehydration
  • Respond to eye injuries, minimising further damage
  • Respond to impact injuries such as a motor vehicle accident or fall
  • Provide potentially life saving CPR in the event of cardiac or respiratory failure (basic techniques)

Course cost

2019 course cost is $115 / person.

This price includes your small group session of approximately 3 hours, some written materials to take home and a certificate of completion.

You can also purchase your own Pet First Aid Kit for an additional cost on the day if desired.

Bookings are required for our pet first aid courses. Please contact Justin on 0422 600 774 for more information.

Pet First Aid Classes – FAQ

The Hound Hutt
3/24 Windorah Street

Class 1:

  • 6yrs and under (parents must be present with their child – no charge for the parent), 1.5hrs long
  • $50 first child, subsequent kids from the same family in same class 1/2 price
  • This class will be about pet safety and looking after pets with some fun activities

Class 2:

  • Kids 7yrs and over (parents can stay or go and come back at the end), 1.5hrs long
  • $50 first child, subsequent kids from same family in same class 1/2 price
  • This class will be about pet safety, looking after pets and some basic first aid with some fun activities

Bookings are essential.

Payment at time of booking is required (no refunds for cancellation). Payment options are credit card over the phone or invoice (PayPal or EFT options).

Each course runs for approximately three (3) hours.

Courses include theory and practical demonstrations along with the opportunity for you to try the skills yourself in a simulated role play. You will also receive some printed materials and an attendance certificate.

Pet first aid kits are available for purchase for an additional cost on the day if desired.

Course attendee numbers are kept small to ensure you gain maximum contact with your trainer.

We do love pets, however to enable you to gain the most from your course, please leave your pets at home.

Please contact us to discuss your individual requirements and course costs.