Red Cross Dog and Cat First Aid

Emergencies similar to this can occur suddenly and without warning. Knowing what to do in the initial moments can be critical to your pet’s life. Thanks to the Red Cross, pet owners can equip themselves with first aid and CPR skills.

American Red Cross Pet First Aid classes give pet owners the confidence and skills necessary to tend to unexpected emergencies until they can get their pet to a veterinarian. Many Red Cross chapters across the country offer classes with hands-on training in Pet First Aid procedures.

Reference guides are also available to provide quick answers to questions about caring for family dogs and cats. Red Cross Dog First Aid and Cat First Aid manuals can teach you how to:

  • Administer medications;
  • Recognize an emergency;
  • Perform CPR and first aid;
  • Treat common problems and emergencies requiring immediate attention
  • Stock a pet first aid kit

Pet Tech CPR, First Aid and Care Trained

PetSaverâ„¢ Program is an eight hour course that covers topics such as:

  • ABC’s of Pet First Aid
  • Assessing Your Pet’s Vitals
  • Rescue Breathing
  • Canine and Feline CPR
  • Snout-to-Tail Assessment
  • How to Help Your Pet in a Medical Emergency
  • Caring for Your Senior “Pet-izen”

Each participant will receive a certificate with a successful completion of the class.

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.