Time: 8:00-5:00 (one hour added for breaks and lunch)
Location: West Kennebunk Fire Station; 80 Thompson Rd, Kennebunk, ME
Description: PetSaver Training: Pet CPR, First Aid, and Care
This is a premier 8-hour class perfect for pet parents, sitters, groomers, boarders, and just about anyone else in the pet industry. The training is taught through lecture, presentation, and hands-on skills practice. The class includes a 40+ page handbook and upon successful completion you will receive a certificate and wallet card.
You will learn:
The importance of Pet First Aid, Pet CPR (three styles), Rescue Breathing, Choking Management, Bleeding Management, How to Help Your Pet in an Emergency, Snout-to-Tail Injury and Wellness Assessment, Assessing Your Pet's Vitals, Situations that Require Immediate Veterinary Care, How to Put Together a First Aid Kit, Dental Care for Your Pets, Senior Pet Care, Restraining Your Pet, Heat and Cold Injuries, Poisonings, Insect Bites and Stings, ...
There is no 911 for your pets. PetSaver training will give you the tools you need to know when and how to respond when time matters.Instructor:
I am a 30-year transplant to Kennebunk, Maine and live with my fiance, three sons, and three wild jungle beasts (also referred to as cats). I am a paramedic and have been practicing in EMS since 2007. I am also a CPR instructor for the American Heart Association which is a labor of love and and remains near and dear to my heart after having successfully performed it on my own child.
I have a passion for people and animals and while treating people is a skill I have honed, I realize there is little in the way of education for the treatment of animals needing first aid or CPR. In the human world when something isn't right we seek medical attention. Pets lack the ability to communicate in the same manner and and rely on their "people" to take notice. In busy lives we can easily overlook simple signs.
Our pets are our family members. We call them our children, see ourselves as their parents. We aren't looking at a dollar value to determine their life's worth when they are sick or injured. We invest in their health and comfort from the beginning. While we are investing in some important components of pet ownership along with the more frivolous (because we spoil our children) there is still little out there to help owners not feel helpless when your best companion needs you the most.