Having a pet entails a lot of responsibility. When they get hurt or sick, it is the owners responsibility to make sure they get better. However, managing pet injuries is difficult and requires a certain amount of training. There are a few providers of Pet First Aid and CPR training in Canada, but Hamilton First Aid is one of the best. We keep high quality training affordable for prospective trainees in the city.
Signing up for Pet First Aid and CPR
We have made enrollment very easy to interested students. Online application is very popular, with a form you can fill up available below, along with a complete list of schedules. This method is available all day, perfect for students who are not available to enroll in person during our office hours. If you enroll for your chosen schedule online, we will be able to confirm your slot during the next business day.
Enrollment in person is another option. Students who are available from 8 AM to 5 PM can use this method to sign up. Other students also prefer this method because slots are confirmed immediately. Send in your questions (if you have any) via e-mail or give us a call during office hours.
Hamilton First Aid Courses
Trainees looking for training and certification for Pet First Aid and CPR will find the best programs at Hamilton First Aid. Pet First Aid and CPR is a classroom course that is four hours long, available monthly. It includes lectures on basic pet emergency management and laboratory sessions on how to correctly perform the skills and techniques.
Concepts listed below are covered by the program’s curriculum:
- Wound management
- Infection control
- Poisoning management
- Immobilizing your pet (e.g. use of a leash)
Pet First Aid and CPR training costs 79.99 dollars plus tax. These training fees include certification fees and training manuals/hand outs.
Certificates are awarded to students who pass the final exam with a grade higher than 70 percent. These credentials do not expire at all. Similarly, certified trainees do not have to take Pet First Aid and CPR refreshers. Hamilton First Aid credentials can be used all over the city and the rest of Ontario.
Starting training: Preparing Your Pet’s First Aid Kit
If you own a pet animal at home, especially dogs and cats, you need to have a separate first aid kit for them.The materials found in the kit are similar to a first aid kit for humans, but its better to have separate ones should you pet become injured. The pet’s kit includes:
- Antibacterial solution
- Gauze pads
- Adhesive tapes
- Hydrogen peroxide (to induce vomiting)
- Bandages and clips
- Leash or piece of linen/cloth
- Pet’s medical history and emergency numbers
The first aid kit is only used to stabilize a pet. After you have given your pet first aid management, remember to bring him to veterinarian. Even minor injuries need to be seen by a professional to prevent further damage and infection. If your pet gets injured and you are unsure of how to handle it, call his or her veterinarian and seek advice.