The Very First National Cat & Dog First Aid Course Provider – and Still The Best!

Herts canine first aid courses

Due to COVID we are not running our Nationwide Cat and Dog First Aid Courses but instead – we come to you in Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire.

Tel: 033 333 92223


Previous areas include Colney Heath, St.Albans, Newark, Newbury, High Wycome, Royston, Chippenham, East Gostcote, Leicester, Swineshead, Bedford, Manningtree, Essex, Snodland Kent, Brogborough, Milton Keynes, Bishop’s Stortford, Worcester, St.Austell, Cornwall ….and we will be back your way soon!

We Come To You!

If you have no desire to travel to a classroom-type cat and dog first aid course and get too close and uncomfortable with others then this cat and dog first aid course is just for you, even if you simply want a canine first aid course, we will adjust the course to suit you.

It probably doesn’t cost much more for us to bring the canine and feline first aid course to you, by the time you have taken time off, paid travel expenses and other costs.

AS long as you are in or around Beds, Bucks, Herts, Leics, Northants – if not email us on mail@1staiders.co.uk and we’ll do our best to help.

cat and and dog first aid courses

cat and dog first aid lessonsThis is a four hour Cat and Dog first aid course including a break in the middle for refreshments. Although it is a full-on course, it is very friendly and fun.Who is this course intended for?

Pet Sitters
Catteries
Cat owners
Cat and Dog Boarding Facilities
Dog owners
Dog Walkers
Dog Groomers
Police Dog handlers
Security Dog Handlers
Working Dog Owners
Agility Dog Enthusiasts
Kennel operators
Dog Rescue Centres
Veterinary Reception Staff

As well as those who need a certificate and experience in cat and dog first aid.

The course duration is a minimum of 4 hours with a rolling assessment. Upon successful completion, studentscat first aid courses will receive a certificate. Valid for 3 years – it is a PDF sent via email so it can be stored, printed and sent to anyone who requires it.

It tells your clients that you care about their cats and dogs and that you are capable of delivering first aid in an emergency.

Why Cats and Dogs First Aid together?
CPR of catsFirst aid is the immediate care given to a pet who has been injured or is suddenly taken ill.

The vast majority of first aid treatment is universal and matters not whether we are treating a cat, dog, rabbit or any other furry friend but there are differences in areas such as CPR, as much as there are differences in CPR depending on breed and size, so there is no reason to dedicate a first aid course just for dogs or just for cats …they can sit together

Course Duration
Minimum of four hours. However, if we are coming to you and there is just one or two people, we can naturally shave an hour or so off the course because of the low number. However, we do not shave off quality nor do we cut corners.

Cat and Dog First Aid Training is delivered in a friendly manner and environment with comfort breaks and refreshments. We ask you to provide Tea, coffee, soft drink and biscuits – if time is of the essence, we can skip a break or two! – It’s your course! We just don’t skip topics.

Programme Structure
The Cat and Dog First Aid Course is a combination of discussion and practical hands-on tasks.

Discovering a cat or dog that appears to be in need of emergency first aid
Muzzle and/or restrain
Primary survey
Secondary Survey
CPR
Bloat
Bone, joint injuries
Burns
Drowning
Eye Injury
Frostbite
Heatstroke
Hypothermia
Penetrating objects
Poisoning
Seizures
Ticks
Vomiting/diarrhoea
Wounds and bleeding

Prior Learning Requirements

No prior learning is required.

Assessment

Assessment of the cat and dog first aid course will be conducted on an ongoing basis throughout the event.

removing embedded items from a dog
We use training aids that represent nasty and traumatic wounds to learn about cleaning, packing and dressing.

Certification

Certification is issued to the learner as a PDF about 7 days after the course via email

Smoking.
Strictly no smoking inside the course area, depending on venue there may be designated smoking areas during breaks.
No smoking vapour inhalators in the classroom.If you have any questions in this course, please send an email to mail@1stAiders.co.uk and ensure you mention the Leicester Cat and Dog First Aid Course or call us on

Tel: 033 333 92223

What is the course content?

Those vital moments prior to getting to a vet can save your cat or dog’s life.

The correct course of action taken immediately after a cat or dog has been involved in an accident or suffered from sudden sickness can save its life.Advanced canine first aid courses

Although accidents and events happen instantly and without warning, an illness may be present for some time but only discovered and suddenly become an emergency.

Cats and dogs cannot communicate verbally and explain how they feel or what has happened to them. However, they do have indications and signs that may reveal vital information that could help you to determine a course of action.

Would you know what to do if your cat or dog suddenly became ill or sustained injury?

Would you know how to administer first aid, including CPR on a cat or dog?

Can you treat a badly cut and bleeding paw?

If your cat or dog is injured as a result of a fight or traffic collision, would you be confident enough to provide emergency first aid prior to taking the pet to your vet?

Should you move them and risk spinal injury?

We have compiled this Cat and Dog First Aid training course to be suitable for cat dog owners, professionals, dog walkers, cat sitters, kennels and catteries.

canine first aid trainingOur cat and dog first aid courses are fun, practical, low cost. and certificated upon completion.

Key objectives of first aid:

1. To preserve your pet’s life.

2. To alleviate pets suffering.

3. To promote pet recovery.

4. To prevent aggravation of the injury or illness until you can get to the vet.

We discuss and share the many everyday issues in relation to cat and dog emergencies.

  • The importance of a vet
  • Managing a pet’s first aid emergency
  • First Aid in Road Traffic Collisions
  • Checking your cat and dog’s general health
  • Knowing your pet’s vital signs (Respiratory, Pulse etc)

You will learn how to render first aid to a cat and dog:

  • Choking
  • Not breathing
  • Give artificial respiration
  • No Heartbeat
  • CPR
  • Poisoning
  • Seizures
  • Fractures
  • Spinal injury and moving an injured pet
  • Burns (Heat and Chemical)
  • Controlling Bleeding
  • Dressings and Bandages
  • Paw Problems and Injuries
  • Bites, and Stings
  • Eye Injury
Dog and cat first aid courses
We use professional vet’s first aid training manikins

Our cat and dog first aid courses are not boring ‘chalk and talk’ sessions, they are fun, hands-on, you will learn essential things such as bandaging ..it may sound easy!

Dealing with severe bleeding and nasty broken bones. Deep puncture wounds and embedded objects.

Restraining a cat for medication and treatment.

No matter how calm and friendly a dog is under normal conditions, when in pain and distressed they will bite! so we will deal with handling this situation.

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Safe Distancing First Aid Courses

Safe distancing first aid courses
Safe Distancing First Aid Courses

We do not want to get ill, nor do we want you to get ill, so we assess the risk and protect ourselves and protect you appropriately.

We keep a safe distance.

We ensure our training aids are sterile

We use appropriate PPE

We do not accept more than five delegates at any one time.

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I took part in a double course on one day, cat and dog first aid and traumatic bleed. Not only was the tutor really friendly and very knowledgeable, the course was laid out in such a way that everything was easy to take it and actually remember! I've been on courses before where they pile you with information thats not 100% relevant to the situation, and they try and squeeze loads in and I've come away feeling more unsure as when i went in! After doing these courses I feel extremely competent now in dealing with any first aid matter that could arise in the job i do. I would highly recommend taking part in a course thats relevant to you, the information i received is invaluable and being able to buy items there to add to my first aid kit that are specific to what i need was an added bonus! Thank you!!

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