First Aid for Pets

Be prepared for pet emergencies: build a first aid kit + learn what actions to take for a range of traumas and diseases.
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  • Lectures 12
  • Length 34 mins
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
  • Includes Lifetime access
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    Available on iOS and Android
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About This Course

Published 3/2014 English

Course Description

This course is run by our veterinarian, Dr Katherine, and will equip pet owners with the basic knowledge they need to help their pets in emergencies. It includes a series of explanatory videos, demonstrations with the one and only Delilah the Pitbull, and printable instructions for assembling your own pet-friendly first aid kit at home. We've thrown in a few quizzes to help with learning, too! Dr Katherine will conduct live sessions to take questions and respond to comments about the material. Please note that this is not intended to replace veterinary advice and you should always seek veterinary attention in case of emergency.

What are the requirements?

  • Basic cat and dog handling skills
  • Participants need to be comfortable around pets
  • Understand basic anatomy (where the chest, nose, throat are located)

What am I going to get from this course?

  • You'll learn how to identify and respond to different types of emergency scenarios; how to safely handle your pet when they are injured; and how to build your very own pet first aid kit
  • By the end of the course, you'll have the confidence to know how to best help your pet in case of an emergency

Who is the target audience?

  • Pet owners

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Build Your Own Pet First Aid Kit

Learn what essential items to include in your pet's first aid kit.

Items for your first aid kit
3 questions
Section 2: Safe Ways to Handle Injured Pets

Learn how to handle injured animals in ways that minimizes further hurt, or danger to you.

The do's and dont's of handling injured animals
4 questions
Section 3: Responding to Emergencies

Give your pet the best chance of survival by learning how to respond to a range of emergency conditions and symptoms.


Give your pet the best chance of survival by learning how to respond to a range of emergency conditions and symptoms.


Give your pet the best chance of survival by learning how to respond to a range of emergency conditions and symptoms.

Symptoms: seizures and choking
Symptoms: collapse, shock, and heatstroke
Poisonings and inappropriate ingestions
What to do in case of emergency
8 questions
Section 4: Poisonous Food and Household Items

Know which foods can be toxic to pets and save trips to the emergency clinic!


Know which common household items can be dangerous for pets so you can keep them out of trouble!

Food and household items to avoid
6 questions

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Instructor Biography

Dr Katherine is a veterinarian, and director of Animal Consultants International. She has worked as a veterinarian in various mixed and small animal practices, including the RSPCA, as well as a veterinarian for the Victorian state government in Australia. She has also trained local veterinarians surgical skills and vaccination programs abroad, and performs veterinary outreach services for the homeless at VetSOS, and the Pryor Foundation, working with underprivileged youth.

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