October 13, 2018 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm America/New York Timezone
Bow chika Wow Town
27 Meadow St
Warwick, RI 02886
Bow chika Wow Town

This 3 hour comprehensive pet first aid and certification class will provide you with the skills to care for your pet in an emergency.    At the end of class you will be tested on your knowledge to earn your CPR Certification.   If you pass the test, you will receive a certificate verifying your completion of the course and the topics you have learned.   Your certification is good for 2 years and also counts as continuing education credits through these professional organizations:

  • International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants
  • National Association of Dog Obedience Instructors
  • Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers

Class Outline:

  • The role of first aid with your pet
  • Safety concerns for the provider
  • Preparing a pet first aid kit
Monitoring your pet
  • Understanding pet vital signs and how to measure them
  • Recognizing normal & abnormal behaviors
  • Vomiting and diarrhea
  • Bloat
  • Loss of appetite
  • Lethargy
  • Weakness or collapse
  • Seizures
  • Cold or heat exposure
  • Fever
  • Itchiness/scratching
Cardiovascular Emergencies
  • Recognizing the signs of cardiopulmonary arrest
  • Cat and dog CPR
  • Bleeding
  • Temporary wound care, infection prevention
  • Lameness
  • Suspected fracture or spinal injury
  • Burn wounds
  • Hit by car, fall from height, animal attack
  • Shock
  • Poisonings and envenomations
Allergic Reactions
  • Insect stings
  • Vaccine reactions
  • General allergies
  • Anaphylaxis
Respiratory Emergencies
  • Choking
  • Near-drowning
  • Breathing problems/respiratory distress
  • Rescue breathing


Class is expected to run three hours.   Cost for the class is $74.95 + tax and includes a student e-book available as a .pdf download.   Payment must be made at the time of registration.   Seats are limited.