Pets in Society
Pet animals play different roles in today’s society. They are found as household companions, guides for the disabled or elderly, and even guards in public places. Having a pet is much like taking care of a child; you, as the owner, needs to take care of the pet when it gets hurt and/or sick. The difficult part lies in knowing that something is wrong with your pet, since they can’t talk or express themselves as distinctly as humans can. Once that hurdle has been overcome, managing any injuries or illness that your pets is more or less the same as managing a human who gets injured or sick.
Saskatoon First Aid
By learning pet first aid and CPR, you will learn how to recognize distress in pets and how to manage common emergencies and injuries. Saskatoon First Aid offers Pet First Aid and CPR training and certification each month to interested students. There are no prerequisites for this program, and everyone with a pet or who deals with pets (or even someone simply interested in pet emergency management) is encouraged to sign up. Because our program offers certification, it is perfect for people who are employed in pet stores or pet day care centers where basic first aid training for pets is a common requirement.
The Pet First Aid and CPR class is four-hours long, completed in a single day. Students receive a training certificate once they complete the program and pass the exam given at the end. The training certificate for the program does not expire like other Saskatoon First Aid credentials (e.g. CPR training for children victims). Likewise, you don’t have to take a refresher program to keep your credentials valid. However, if you are interested in getting an update, you can sign up for the training course again and opt out of the certification exam at the end of the program.
The curriculum of Pet First Aid and CPR include topics such as:
- Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
- Wound care
- Splinting and bandaging
- Medication administration
- Common pet diseases and injuries
The cost of training is 79.99 dollars and tax. This includes everything you will need to use during training, including certification (and fees) and training manuals for first aid and CPR.
Because Pet First Aid and CPR at Saskatoon First Aid is only offered monthly, slots tend to run out fast. We encourage all our training to sign up for the program and schedule they want as early as two to three months in advance so they get a good schedule. The program is offered throughout the entire year, so in case you miss out on a particular month, you can try to sign up for the succeeding months after.
Start signing up for Pet First Aid and CPR by using the form below. We encourage everyone to send in questions and inquiries via e-mail as well. Our business hours are from 8 AM to 5 PM, so you can call or visit us during that time.