First aid course for pet owners
Accident are every pet owner’s worst nightmare. We never want to imagine that it would happen to any of us. Unfortunately, the chances are that your pet will need emergency care at some stage.
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?
>>Have you received the correct first aid training to 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 first aid courses are designed by Tabatha Whitehead
As a qualified Veterinary Nurse, with a strong background in specialist and emergency nursing along with training veterinary nurses, Tabatha has the practical experience and theoretical knowledge to provide you with high standard, first aid training. Her pet 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 serves to teach you 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 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 does the pet first aid course cover?
During your 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. 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, ticks, stings and envenomation (snake bite first aid)
- 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)
Included in your first aid course, is a pet first aid kit to take home for emergency use. The Fur Aid First Aid Kit is custom designed for animal treatment and constructed here in Australia and is full of items truly useful to your pet.
How much does a pet first aid course cost2018 introductory course cost is $200 / person.
This price includes your instructor, all materials used at the course and your own Fur Aid First Aid Kit to take home.
Please note this is an introductory cost only, the cost of this course will be adjusted to the full course cost in 2019.
First Aid Course FAQ
Where are first aid courses conducted?
Tabatha will be providing this Brisbane pet first aid training course at two locations, with more venues to be announced soon. The current locations for our pet first aid courses include:
- North Lakes
When are the first aid training courses?
The next Course will be on the 27th October, 8:30 am at Stafford.
How long does the course go for?
Each course is a single 3hr course
What does the course include?
First aid training courses include theory and practical demonstrations along with the opportunity for you to try the skills yourself in a simulated role play. Your course cost will include your instructor, consumables, a Fur Aid First Aid Kit to take home and some printed materials
How many people are in the pet first aid course?
Course attendee numbers are kept small to ensure you gain maximum contact with your trainer
Can I bring my pet?
We love pets, however to enable you to gain the most from your course, please leave your pets at home
What if I more than one person from the same household or a small group from wishes to join?
Please contact Tabatha to discuss your individual requirements and course costs
Register your interest
Watch this space for further updates.