Best Places in Calgary to Learn Pet First Aid
You might know how to save a human’s life, but do you know how to save your dog or cat’s? Pet first aid has increased in interest for pet owners all around the world. And why shouldn’t it? Don’t we want to help our pets any chance we get? Of course, there are always things we will not be able to do without the assistance of a veterinarian, but you could still be the difference between life and death in emergencies. They are our fur-babies after all!
Just as it is with humans, the first few minutes in crises are critical. When you are trained in pet first aid, you will be able to help your cat or dog when they aren’t breathing, have an allergic reaction, or even injure themselves. Ready to be the best dog/cat owner around and learn skills that could save those furry lives? Here are the best places to learn pet first aid in Calgary!
Walks N’ Wags Pet First Aid
One of the most popular options for pet first aid is through the Walks N’ Wags organization. This company offers pet first aid courses in over 10 different partnered locations across the city of Calgary as well as Airdrie, Edmonton, Camrose, Cochrane, Fort McMurray, Red Deer and British Columbia. Walks N’ Wags has been offering these courses since 2003 and is dedicated to teaching pet owners and those working in the animal care industry the basics of assisting our furry friends in times of emergency. The Walks N’ Wags Pet First Aid curriculum covers the following:
- Pet First Aid kit inclusions
- Head to toe assessments
- Restraining and transporting injured animals
- Common illness symptoms and signs
- Bone, ear, and eye injuries
- Heat stroke
- And more!
For a complete listing of the skills you will learn in these hands-on and informative classes, head to the Walks N’ Wags website and find a course near you!
Chasin’ Tails Pet First Aid
Winners of the Top Choice Award in 2017, Chasin’ Tails is a Dog Care Centre located in Calgary that offers daycare and boarding solutions for pets. In addition to the excellent services they provide, this company also offers one or two-day pet first aid courses. The courses are designed to give you the knowledge and skills to help your pet (or others) in the event of an emergency. This particular set of courses is taught by Chasin’ Tails’ team member, Nicki Braun, who has been working with the company since 2011 and has over 15 years in the pet industry.
The Chasin’ Tails pet first aid course will review and teach the following skills:
- Wound Care
- Common medical conditions
- And more!
For available course dates and more information regarding pricing and availability, head to the Chasin’ Tails Pet First Aid page!
Dogsafe Canine First Aid
When it comes to worldwide pet-safety training, Dogsafe Canine First Aid is one of the first to pop up. Offering pet first aid to Canada, the US, and other locations around the world, the Dogsafe Canine First Aid is working to provide “canine first aid and safety education for dog lovers and dog professionals.” The company offers eLearning courses that can be done from the comfort of your own home, as well as select class options around the world. One of these locations is, of course, Calgary. With the online or in-class course, you will learn how to:
- Prevent common injuries
- Head to tail assessment
- Treat and manage wounds
- Heat stroke
- Signs and symptoms of illness and injury
- And more!
As of this year, no dates have yet been announced for in-class courses, but you may get in contact with the instructor of your location to discuss upcoming dates and request any additional information. If you would prefer to do the course online, head to their eLearning page and register!
Bonus – ProPetHero Cat and Dog First Aid
Having a hard time finding a pet first aid course that fits with your schedule? No problem, because now you can take your pet first aid training from your home computer, mobile, or tablet! The ProPetHero Cat and Dog First Aid online training courses are a quick and easy way to learn how to help your pet in dire circumstances. The curriculum focuses on how to recognize problems, work to minimize injuries, and teaches you how to take immediate action. The ProPetHero online courses are designed for you to do it at your own pace, pausing and stopping when needed, and giving you the chance to complete it over as many days as necessary. This online course will review:
- Pet safety concerns
- Understanding pet vital signs
- Common illnesses
- Wound care
- Allergic reactions
- And more!
Learn how to help your cat or dog with this detailed course that shows you real symptoms, offers up-close demonstration videos, and provides you with insightful information that could potentially save your pet’s life! Check out the website and start your training!
Once you know how to help your furry family member in those unforeseen events, you can be comforted that you have the skills to help! Get trained in pet first aid and be prepared to save your loyal companion.
Now that you know how to help your furry friends, do you know how to help your fellow humans too? Sign up for a human first aid course with your friends, family, and co-workers and be ready to jump to action should your friend, family member, or a complete stranger need assistance!