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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.
3.7 (47 ratings)
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826 students enrolled
Last updated 2/2014
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  • 34 mins on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion

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.

Who is the target audience?
  • Pet owners
What Will I Learn?
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
View Curriculum
  • Basic cat and dog handling skills
  • Participants need to be comfortable around pets
  • Understand basic anatomy (where the chest, nose, throat are located)
Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 12 Lectures Collapse All 12 Lectures 33:59
Build Your Own Pet First Aid Kit
2 Lectures 06:16

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

Preview 05:38

Items for your first aid kit
3 questions
Safe Ways to Handle Injured Pets
1 Lecture 02:20

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

Preview 02:20

The do's and dont's of handling injured animals
4 questions
Responding to Emergencies
6 Lectures 17:09

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

Preview 02:25

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

Symptoms: skin problems, limping, and fractures

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

Preview 02:02

Symptoms: collapse, shock, and heatstroke

Poisonings and inappropriate ingestions

What to do in case of emergency
8 questions
Poisonous Food and Household Items
3 Lectures 08:14

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

Dangerous food for pets

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

Dangerous household items

Food and household items to avoid
6 questions

About the Instructor
3.7 Average rating
47 Reviews
826 Students
1 Course

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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