Pet CPR - Why Certify?
Pet CPR - Why Certify?
There are many resources on the subject of pet CPR these days; Youtube videos, paid classroom courses, free courses, online courses, etc. Many of them have good information, so how does one choose where to go and how far to dig in? We'll assume, since you're reading this, that you have interest in the subject and that you understand the importance of knowing some good life-saving techniques before an emergency arises. Here are some reasons to take it a step further and get certified.
In order to learn pet CPR to the point that you're comfortable to use it, you'll want to make sure you've got the whole picture. Dogs are the most varied species on the planet (thanks to years and years of "clever" breeding). Did you know that different body shapes, sizes, and muzzle structures require different CPR techniques?
Click on the Crab grab picture to see a sample of the technique from our online course
For this reason, human CPR is actually less complicated. In human CPR, there is a technique for adults and there is a technique for children. Pet Health Academy's course includes 5 different pet CPR techniques. When you choose a reputable company to guide your class curriculum, they will make sure you get the whole picture, not just snippets of information. You'll learn what to do, and why you do it.
The learning format is important for students to be able to grasp the information quickly. If you're going to dedicate the time to studying, learning, and practicing pet CPR, you'll want to use your time efficiently. We are all too busy, so Pet Health Academy has designed its course to help with retention. The methodology is that you learn each subject in an organized fashion. We coined the method, "Prevent, Recognize, Treat." By learning first aid and CPR techniques in this unique fashion, you'll retain the information, making it easier to recall in the event of emergency. The order in which you learn through "Prevent, Recognize, Treat" follows the natural thought pattern when dealing with animals in hazardous situations.
If you're going to dedicate the time to studying, learning, and practicing pet CPR, you'll want to use your time efficiently
Credentials are important, especially since many students who take pet CPR courses have dog walking, pet sitting, grooming, or daycare businesses. Online credentials are increasingly important as time goes on. Websites are common even for the smallest businesses. Having an online presence, with credentials, is vital to gaining new customers. At Pet Health Academy, you'll receive our Certificate, as well as a badge for your website. This can be uploaded to rover.com, dogvacay.com, care.com, or your own private site.
Once you've gained the information to perform pet CPR, and you've learned when it's appropriate, you'll need the confidence to act. Pet Health Academy's online pet CPR course provides the best course of action when dealing with emergency situations. You get the whole picture, understanding that as a first responder, you have a responsibility to keep the rescuers safe, assess the animal, make good decisions for the animal's immediate treatment plan, and execute that plan. It may mean a simple saline rinse to a wound and some first aid cream or it may mean a trip to the vet. No matter what, through passing the course and practicing at home with your pets, you'll be ready when the time comes.
For more information, check out www.pethealthacademy.com. We look forward to seeing you there!