I'm now certified in Pet CPR and First Aid
When my beloved Border Collie Belle died in November, it set off a little bell in my head. She had collapsed at the groomer within a half hour of me dropping her off. They called and told me they were doing CPR, she was unresponsive, and they were rushing her to our vet. After the shock wore off, I realized what they had done. They had performed CPR on my dog. Something I had never, ever even thought of. While the efforts were in vain and she wasn't revived (she'd had a stroke or aneurism and was gone instantly the vet said), I completely appreciated the efforts!
And when I was at the Auburn Pet Palooza on May 19th, I came across a vendor that offered Pet CPR and First Aid classes. Creekside Critter Care was that vendor. Since I still have a dog at home, I enrolled in the June 9th class being held at The Doggie Den in Kent, WA.
I felt a little weird being the only "civilian" in the group. The other eight people in the class were in the pet industry. They were dog walkers, pet sitters, or were new hires at The Doggie Den. And there I was - a real estate agent.
It was a four hour class that teaches the Pet Tech curriculum. Not the full eight hour "Pet Saver" course- but a condensed version. We learned how to take a pet's pulse, rescue breathing, CPR, choking mmanagement, and general First Aid. Maryellen was a great teacher. Very informative, thorough, and offered real life experiences and even had a few hollistic suggestions. And we got a great 40 page booklet to take home.
If you are ever interested in becoming certified in Pet CPR and First Aid, I would recommend that you take Maryellen's class. For information on her next class , check out the Creekside Critter Care Pet CPR and First Aid Class Schedule. Not only will you be able to possibly save a beloved pet's life, you will also will get to use a logo like this - :)
Me and Belle-