Would You Like to Host a Pet CPR and First Aid Certification Class at Your Location for the public or a private class for your staff, or group? Choose from our PetCPR+, PetCPR+ Advanced, and our Lg Animal Emergency Certification classes Classes require a minimum of 6 or more paid participants however you do not need 6 people to book the class. We will help you advertise the class to get people to attend. Hosts will receive one complimentary registration for classes of 8 or more Private and Public Classes Available Simply provide the space. We bring our own equipment and supplies Visit our website for more information and to request a class
Louisiana Needs Your Help! Mandy Taylor RVT, Pet Emergency Education Certified Instructor has been knee deep in the trenches of the recent Louisiana floods which have devastated much of the state near Baton Rouge. Most of Louisiana has gotten at least a foot of rain since Friday, with some places getting as much as 30 inches, according to the National Weather Service. The NWS has stated that this is some of the worst flooding to hit the state and has been awful — 13 dead, 8,400 people in shelters, 40,000 homes damaged, 30,000 people rescued. The Washington Post reported that the American Red Cross stated that the flooding is the country’s worst natural disaster since Hurricane Sandy. As a credentialed Vet Tech Mandy is providing emergency aid as part of the emergency response efforts in the horrific rising river waters that are flooding the area. She is dedicated to the injured and displaced animals in this natural disaster in which she is working to triage and provide emergency medical care along with her veterinary clinic, to animals at a shelter that had completely flooded. Mandy has asked for the following which they are desperately in need of: donations of supplies for these animals, Vet Techs willing to volunteer their time and anyone willing to foster any of the displaced animals.
by Amy D’Andrea CVT, Pet Emergency Education, LLC Founder One of the programs we are proud to offer through Pet Emergency Education, LLC is the rescue/shelter fundraiser program. For any qualifying class of 10 or more people, Pet Emergency Education will donate a portion of the registration fees back to the rescue and/or shelter. Shelters and rescues can host the classes themselves or anyone who wants to organize a Pet CPR class as a fundraiser can have the proceeds donated to benefit their favorite animal charity. When we are asked to hold a fundraiser we really look forward to getting to know the organization that the funds will be donated to. The recipient organization must be a registered 501(c)3 charity with the IRS and their mission must benefit the wellbeing of animals in some way. We have had the pleasure of working with many wonderful rescues since the company began and here is the story of just one of them. For the Love of Paws (4TLOP) is a 501(c)3 foster-based nonprofit animal rescue organization and a true labor of love. It was founded in December 2014 by six friends who met in animal rescue and decided to venture out on their own with a vision of a small animal rescue organization that could expand beyond serving furry animals and could
by Laura Capra I was lucky the first time my dog had a seizure. I have a background in the therapeutic field and I knew exactly what was happening to him and I was able to keep my head about me to help him. It was still scary and unnerving, but it wasn’t the end of the world for him (or for me!) Here are some tips on how to get your dog (and yourself) through his seizure: Take a deep breath. It is going to be a very long 30-60 seconds ahead of you. Do NOT try to move him and/or stop the seizure movements – you can’t. It’s ok. Don’t go near his mouth, if his jaws are involved in the seizure you risk a very high chance of getting unintentionally bit. Move things out of the way that he may knock into and hurt himself on. If things are too heavy to move, place a pillow or a blanket between him and the furniture. Expect that he will lose his bladder control. I place a towel on his belly to help absorb some of the urine. It may be gross, but it’s NORMAL! Expect that he will foam at the mouth – this is actually just extra saliva since he is not able to swallow during the seizure.
by Alex Dundon CVT, Owner of A&R Critter Care When you leave your pets in the care of a professional pet sitter, you should be able to travel with peace of mind. At this point, you’ve done your research and found a professional that is a good fit for you. They are insured, are certified in or have Pet First Aid experience, and have appropriate forms and a contract so that you are covered and feel good about leaving your fur babies. The last steps before you leave home is to make sure your pet sitter has all the necessities to take the best care of them! 4 Things to Do to Prepare for Your Professional Pet Sitter! At The Meet & Greet First, it’s always a good idea to have a Meet & Greet session where your pet can meet his sitter. This is so we can meet you (and your fur babies), and you/they can meet us! Not every pet sitter is a good fit for every family, but when it works well, it’s a beautiful thing! If for some reason your gut tells you that there is something not right, go with this feeling. Find another sitter, because it’s better to be safe than sorry. Professional sitters will completely understand when it’s not an ideal fit (we follow our guts just