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Pet Tech - Canine First Aid

Dog in Cone

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.

Our PetSaver™ Program is an 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.

The PetSaver™ Program covers the following topics:


Skill: Restraining & Muzzling
"Any pet that is 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 15-25 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 had a heartbeat but is not breathing"
PetSaver Handbook
Hands-on Skill Practice


Skill: Canine & Feline CPR
"The pet patient has no heart beat and is not breathing."
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, Pressure Points,
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


One of the skills we teach is the Snout-to-Tail Assessment. Read how this saved one pet's life . . .

A pet owner who took our class loved her little dog because she did her homework assignment of the Snout-to-Tail Assessment. Where you go from Snout-to-Tail with deliberate intent and purpose creating a baseline of your pet’s health. Also, so that you know more of what is normal for your pet, so you can more quickly recognize what is not normal for your pet. She found mammary tumors growing on her dog. She took her to the vet, who confirmed the diagnosis. Luckily she caught it early enough that treatment was successful. However, the vet did tell her that if she had let that go just another five or six months, the outcome may not have been as good. This simple skill that can take only a few minutes added thousands of minutes to this pet’s life.

When I tell this story in the classroom, some people wonder how she didn't notice the mammary tumors in the first place. The thing is that she never really put her hands on her dog, from Snout-to-Tail, with deliberate intent and purpose, like we teach in the class. She said she would come home from work, make her dog dinner, have dinner herself, her dog would sit on her lap and she would pet it.

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