Do your pet sitters know pet first aid?
April is Pet First Aid Awareness month, a very important way to promote education and training to become a caring, responsible pet parent and pet care professional! We at Equipaws are proud to be trained in Pet Tech Pet CPR and First Aid’s thorough course and are committed to Pet Tech’s theme for this year: “Inform, Educate, Take Action, AND…Prevent 1 Million Pet ER Visits.”
We strongly believe in prevention; being a prepared pet parents means being proactive in your pet’s health. This includes feeding them the right foods, giving them regular dental and medical care, providing safe outlets for play and appropriate exercise routines, training, socializing, and being trained in pet CPR and first aid.
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle and being prepared with the skills and knowledge to eliminate preventable accidents is very important. We have many blog posts about basic first aid and prevention available to you, from:
- How to pet-proof home so your dogs and cats can’t get into trouble
- How to recognize the signs of bloat (which is a life-threatening situation that requires immediate veterinary care)
- How to recognize the signs of heat stroke
- What to do if your dog licks or eats a Bufo toad.
Knowing how to perform proper pet CPR and other first aid measures can be the difference between life and death and temporary and permanent disability. Our pet sitters are all trained in Pet Tech’s protocols for pet first aid and CPR, so you can rest easy while your pets are in our care! We look forward to sharing what we’ve learned through years of caring for pets and what we’ve learned from our training and continuing education.