I'm now certifed in Pet CPR and First Aid

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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 - :)Pet CPR and First Aid logo

Me and Belle-


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Leslie G. Rojohn
MoonDancer Realty - Sylva, NC
GRI, ABR ~ MoonDancer Realty

I wish something like that was available here.  I have watched videos on the subject but it's not as helpful as hands on training.  I'm so sorry about your beloved Belle. I'm sure she is proud of you with your new skill and all because of her.

Jun 21, 2012 02:10 PM #1
Mike Warren
Real Estate - Colorado Springs, CO

Congrats on being certified in Pet CPR and First Aid. Pet are like our bestfriends. This shows how you love your pets.

Jun 21, 2012 03:55 PM #2
Debi Braulik
www.roundrealestate.com - Maple Valley, WA
Selling Maple Valley to Fife WA Homes For Sale

Leslie- Hands on training was pretty interesting! Especially when the instructor had her dog there so we could get his pulse. Thank you for your kind words.

Mike- Pets are like our best friends. And in my case like my first born. :)  Thanks.

Jun 22, 2012 03:11 AM #3
Renée Donohue
Savvy Home Strategies Realty, LLC-REALTOR®-Estate-Probate - Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas Real Estate Broker - www.urLVhome.com

I have actually thought about doing something like this myself!  What a great thing to have and give back to those that love us unconditionally if they need it!

Jun 23, 2012 09:14 AM #4
Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor
Keller Williams Realty - Redlands, CA
(909) 557-6966, GREEN, SFR, CHS-Redlands/Loma Lind

Hi Debi,

I had to be certified every year for 28 years in my past career. It is amazing how much you forget when you move on to something else and that was 9 yrs ago. I recall the numbers of breaths and compressions seem to change yearly so I should probably take a refresher course. I have never heard of a pet course but I am going to check into it. Thanks so much for the info.

Jul 16, 2012 02:08 PM #5
Maryellen Elcock

Debi, I just found this blog post - thank you very much for your encouraging words and testimonial for the class. I am glad you were able to attend!

Maryellen Elcock Pet Tech Instructor #1381

Sep 02, 2012 01:52 AM #6
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