Pet First Aid Classes For The Buffalo, NY Area

PetSaver™ Program (8 hours: $139)

According to the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) 1-out-of-4 more pets would survive, if just one pet first aid technique was applied prior to getting emergency veterinary care.

Our PetSaver™ Program is an eight-hour course that will cover the following topics: 

  • Restraining & Muzzling: any pet that is pain or is going to be moved into pain, can and will bite
  • Primary Assessment: in the first 15-25 seconds of you being on the scene you will know what to do and what actions to take
  • Rescue Breathing: the pet patient has a heartbeat but is not breathing
  • Canine & Feline CPR: the pet patient has no heartbeat and is not breathing
  • Choking Management: conscious choking and unconscious choking (Witnessed & Found)
  • Bleeding & Shock Management: restraint, muzzle, elevation, direct pressure, pressure points, immobilization, shock management and transportation
  • Snout-To-Tail Assessment for Injury & Wellness: a deliberate and systematic assessment from the snout to the tail of the pet with intent and purpose, looking for any injuries the pet does not present to you or for wellness to create a base-line of your pet’s health
  • Assessing the Pet’s Vitals: if you know what is normal for your pet then you will be able to quickly recognize when your pet is presenting not-normal
  • Pet First Aid Kit Contents: equipment & supplies for putting together your own pet first aid kit
  • Insect Bites/Stings and Snakebites
  • Heat and Cold Injuries
  • Seizure
Additionally, the class includes our PetSaver™ handbook, and upon successful completion each participant will receive a certificate.


Read how the “Snout-to-Tail Assessment” saved one pet’s life!

A pet owner who took our class loved saved her little dog’s life because after she did her homework assignment of the Snout-to-Tail Assessment. She found mammary tumors growing on her dog. She took her to the vet, who confirmed the diagnosis. Luckily she caught it early enough that treatment was successful. However, the vet did tell her that if she had let that go just another five or six months, the outcome may not have been as good. This simple skill that can take only a few minutes added thousands of minutes to this pet’s life!

When I tell this story in the classroom, some people wonder how she didn’t notice the mammary tumors in the first place. The thing is that she never really put her hands on her dog, from Snout-to-Tail, with deliberate intent and purpose, like we teach in the class. She said she would come home from work, make her dog dinner, have dinner herself, her dog would sit on her lap and she would pet it.

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