Animal First Aid 101

Animal First Aid 101

facilityCategory: FACILITY/SAFTEY – Duration: 15 minutes – Prerequisites: None


This course is intended to help you prevent and deal with emergency situations that arise with pets at your facility. It should not replace professional veterinary care. The information presented will help you handle your guest’s condition well enough to get them to a veterinary clinic for an exam and further treatment. The best way to manage an emergency is to be prepared with a plan, including having on hand emergency hospital contact numbers and the location of an emergency hospital as well as clear protocols and procedures everyone is trained on and knows.

This course will help you reinforce skills and establish procedures in the following areas:

  • How to approach an injured animal
  • First aid kit
  • Cardiac Problems
  • Urinary Issues
  • Allergic Reactions
  • Diarrhea
  • Cold Weather
  • Shock
  • Trauma
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Vomiting
  • Gastric Dilatation Volvulus (Bloat)
  • Understanding Basic Vital Signs
  • Insect Bites
  • Posioning
  • Bite Wounds
  • Bleeding Wounds/Lacerations
  • Burns
  • Fractures
  • Seizures
  • Ear Injuries
  • Eye Injuries
  • Respiratory Distress
  • Neurologic Disorders
  • Heat Related Injuries