Pet First Responder - 14 April, Dublin

Firefighters in Hong Kong performing CPR on a cat during a fire rescue - Apple Daily 16 February 2017

Firefighters in Hong Kong performing CPR on a cat during a fire rescue - Apple Daily 16 February 2017

One of the biggest nightmares of a pet lover...You are backing your car on the driveway, you hear you hit something. You come out and discover you hit a dog/cat. What to do? 

Or what if you have elderly dogs/cats, do you know what to do if they have a heart attack? 

Do you know what to do if your dog/cat suffers from heart stoke or frostbite? 

How about choking? They love to chew on random items lying around. What to do? 

Pet CPR First Aid

The Canine First Responder Course™ Curriculum is the only course approved by Emergency First Response - the largest certification agency worldwide for first aid and CPR training. You will be issued with an internationally recognised certificate upon successful completion of the course. This is far exceeds some more basic 'first aid' courses out there and is the only course in Ireland to be fully accredited by the Veterinary Council of Ireland and supported by the Irish Veterinary Nurses Association.

It provides realistic CPR practice on a canine manikin - Casper. (He even has a pulse!) On top of the standard Canine First Responder course, Alice the cat behaviourist is going to give you extra tips on how handling cat situation to make an all round Pet First Responder course. Class is limited to 8 students only due to the hands-on nature of the course. We want to make sure each student has enough time to practise on the pet manikins. 

For cat lovers who wonder if this course is suitable to you. The answer is - Yes! There is no recognised Feline First Responder course at the moment. The techniques performed on small dogs and cats are very similar. Alice will of course explain the difference when dealing with cats. Plus, you can come across a dog collapse on a hot summer day and need your help!  

  • Canine and feline Communication
  • Scene Assessment and Barrier use
  • How to approach the owner of the animal and your legal liability
  • Primary Assessment
  • CPR and Rescue Breathing
  • Choking
  • Control of serious bleeding
  • Shock Management
  • Spinal Injury Management
  • Injury Assessment
  • Illness Assessment
  • Splinting for Fractures and Dislocations
  • Bandaging Minor Wounds
  • Safe Transportation to Vet Facility
  • Burns, Poisoning, Hypothermia/ Hyperthermia And More…..  

With the price, you can take home:  

  • Your own copy of the CFR CD containing the student manual so you can refresh your knowledge at home
  • An international recognised certificate upon the completion of the course (valid for 2 years)
  • A first aid kit for you to take home (value 15 Euro)
  • A laminated quick tip card - useful as a reminder you can leave in your car in case of an accident for example
  • Tea/coffee and snack during the day
  • Of course, confidence and knowledge how to help your own pet or other animals on the street in case of emergency

Testimonials from graduates

Thanks to my brother and Ma, I got this course as a birthday present, I’d just finished a course for human first aid and wanted to make sure I could help the dogs and cats in my life too and any I came across :) Well delivered in a personable, friendly, enthusiastic way, I’d certainly reccommend it to other pet people and those who love animals and want to help them :) I’ll be renewing my certs and skills in 2 years time too.
— Kate
I would highly recommend Alice to anyone when it comes to both anything cats and training. In my case i went to Alice to top up my first aid for canines (and cats got included this time!) we worked in a friendly peaceful and fun environment. I honestly can’t wait until I need another top up and I know where i’ll be going. Thank you again!
— Dani
Thanks Alice for the great course. I feel much more prepared now if something happens
— Finola
Really great course, not complicated, very pragmatic.. I really recommend. Thanks Alice!
— Rebecca
Thank you again for a great day, Alice! Learned so much and really enjoyed the chat and craic :-)
— Susan

Date: 14 April 2018

Time: 10am to 6pm, with one hour lunch break

Venue: The Constant Knitter, 88 Francis St, Dublin 8

Fee: €115

Happy graduates of class February 2017! 

Happy graduates of class November 2016

If you want to ask questions before you sign up, please send Alice an email below. 

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