Get In The Know: Pet First-Aid and CPR Courses


Los Angeles, CA – Most pet owners consider themselves to be caring individuals who would do just about anything to make sure their furry friends are safe, well protected, and healthy.  Well, there are still things you can learn in order to prepare yourself for an emergency situation that may involve you having to administer first-aid or even CPR to your pets.  If you have never taken a pet first-aid or pet CPR class, you will absolutely want to keep reading.  Did you even know these types of courses were available?  Well thanks to Jillian at Healthy Paws in LA, pet owners can sign up for these courses and become the most prepared they can be to take care of their pets in the event of an emergency.

Jillian became a pet first aid/CPR instructor after her dog, Diego, died in her arms an hour after she picked him up from a routine teeth cleaning.  She now wants to try to ensure that no one goes through the tragedy and heartbreak that she had to endure.  She feels that had she been better prepared, she may have been able to save Diego’s life.

The Healthy Paws PetSaver Certification Course is an 8 hour course that involves CPR, first-aid, caring for your senior pet, dental care for your pet, and much more.  This course is perfect for all pet owners and pet care professionals, and will provide you with the necessary knowledge and skills to be the most prepared you can be.  The lecture, demonstration, and hands-on skill practice covers:

  • Heat Injuries / Cold Injuries
  • Rescue Breathing
  • CPR
  • Choking Management
  • Wellness / Injury Assessment
  • Assessing Your Pet’s Vitals
  • Situations Requiring Veterinary Care
  • Poisoning
  • Bleeding Protocols
  • Bites and Stings
  • First Aid Kit Contents
  • Snout-to-Tail Assessment
  • Dental Care for Your Pet
  • Caring for Your Senior Peti-zen™

In addition to the PetSaver Certification Course, pet owners can take single topic classes, pertaining to what their specific needs are.  These courses are shorter in length and you can choose from Pet CPR and First Aid, Caring for Your Senior Pet-izen™, Dental Care for Your Pet, and Knowing Your Pet’s Health.  Take a look at the class schedule and if you have any questions, please contact Jillian by email, [email protected] or call 310-314-7745.

You never know what kind of emergency situation you may find yourself in with your pets.  It is the goal of Healthy Paws to ensure all pet owners are as prepared as possible to keep your dog or cat living life to the fullest!


  1. I really want to thank Lori and for writing about the life-saving classes that I teach. The biggest challenge I face as a pet first aid, CPR & care instructor is that your typical pet owner, as well-informed as they are, doesn’t know these types of classes are available. I had actually planned on taking just such a course before the tragedy happened with Diego, but “life” got in the way…and when I needed those skills, I didn’t have them. You may think that a pet-related emergency will never happen to you, but the reality is it DOES happen. And according to the American Animal Hospital Association, 25% more pets could be saved if just one pet first aid technique was applied prior to getting emergency veterinary treatment.

    As it says in the article, I teach these classes in Los Angeles. If you’re not in the Los Angeles area, you can find a certified pet first aid/CPR instructor by visiting PetTech is the first international training center
    dedicated to CPR, first aid & care for dogs and cats. If there isn’t a PetTech instructor in in your area, you should think about becoming certified to teach these valuable classes…you won’t regret it!

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