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Pet First Aid & CPR

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ABOUT THIS COURSE

Pets have accidents or eat things they shouldn’t. Know how to react in an emergency with the knowledge gleaned in our Pet First Aid and CPR certificate course


Your pet is yelping in pain or in shock. You want to help her but do you know how? Our course will guide you through the basic first-aid skills to help animals.

You’ll also be able to step in and save lives by knowing how (and when) to correctly perform CPR.

Be the one to take control in an emergency situation

When accidents happen or in an emergency, many people panic or freeze. Someone needs to take charge. To assess how serious the problem is and what needs to be done.

You can be the one to help animals in their hour of need. This will help to ease their pain and could save their life.

Our pet first-aid certificate course has lots of practical advice about what to do if your pet is injured. You’ll even know what to put in your pet first-aid kit so you’re always ready to deal with any situation.

Know how to check vital signs

You'll be able to assess the patient or patients. Look out for signs of shock.

Know how to take their temperature, check their heart rate and pulse.

All these are vital clues as to how serious the problem is and will definitely help the vet if you need to call one.

Basic first-aid techniques to master

Many animals are adventurous, which can lead to accidents. They could fall while out playing. Or eat something nasty they found on the street. Or get run over.

With our course, you'll master first-aid techniques for treating injured pets such as cleaning wounds, bandaging techniques and controlling blood.

Your calm presence will reassure the animal and you'll be able to ease their pain as quickly as possible.

When and how to perform CPR

Knowing how to perform pet CPR could be a matter of life and death. If your pet isn’t breathing or you can’t find a pulse, the sooner someone can perform CPR the better for him or her.

By studying the steps of pet CPR in our course, you’ll be able to step in to resuscitate an animal should the need arise.

First-Aid directory from allergies to wounds

It’s alarming to think of how many occasions an animal puts itself at risk. And the number of ways he or she can become injured or harmed.

Our A-Z of first-aid lists many of the problems you could come across such as chocolate toxicity, bite wounds, breathing difficulties and skin infections.

Handy online pet first-aid course is always available

Our first aid and pet CPR certification online course will help you know what to do if your pet is injured. As it’s online, you can study any time, anywhere.

You can take this pet first-aid course with you wherever you are as it’s available on your phone or tablet. You never know when you might need to refer to it.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

  • Your decisions can make the difference between life and death - literally - so anyone who lives or works with animals should be familiar with these nursing skills
  • Keep calm in an emergency by knowing the basic first aid to look after your pets the best you can
  • Pets have accidents so know the best way to treat them to ease their suffering as quickly as possible
  • As well as learning first-aid techniques and CPR, you’ll be given an A-Z directory of common conditions which may require first aid
  • You’ll know what to do and what not to do after an incident
  • You’ll know how to correctly handle injured pets
  • To be prepared with a fully-equipped first-aid box for any scrape your pet gets into
  • What to do if an animal’s heart stops or she isn’t breathing
  • To assess the problems, prioritize emergencies, handle patients in pain and take control
  • By knowing what to do and how to treat a wide range of symptoms, you will be confident you are doing the best you can for the animals in your care
  • Everyone should take this course. You never know when you might see an accident involving animals and you’ll want to be in a position to help and not be a bystander
  • All pet owners who want to be able to deal with minor accidents and incidents as well as life-threatening situations
  • Everyone who handles animals at work who wants to act confidently, correctly and quickly to any incident
  • If you love animals and will do anything for them, you need to take this course as it could be a life-saver
  • You will help injured or distressed animals to get treatment as fast as possible
  • Broaden your knowledge so you can recognise symptoms, treat them and take care of more issues at home, so less stressful vet trips
  • Deal with emergencies and accidents through your knowledge of first aid and CPR, which will also help you deal with unusual situations
  • Show potential clients or employers that you’ve taken the time to study an accredited course to help animals
  • Surrogate carers, animal trainers, pet sitters and anyone who works or volunteers with animals can learn better techniques for controlling and looking after them
  • Studying an accredited course will give professionals a competitive advantage over their rivals
  • Certification will prove to employers that you are serious in your wish to land a dream job with animals
  • Your first-aid training could set you thinking about continuing your training to be a veterinary assistant or other professional position where you help animals

We've proudly trained thousands of dog lovers and pet parents from around the globe. Will you become the next addition to our community? Do it for you and for your pets! They'll thank you for it

Holly and Hugo courses are designed for anyone with an interest in learning. No formal qualifications are required. Our courses are suitable if you want to learn new skills, start a new career, or if you’re already working in a particular industry and wish to upgrade your talents and enhance your resume.

  • Holly and Holly and Hugo is a professional company with an international team of experts, including veterinary surgeons, compiling the courses
  • The courses are accredited by ICOES, the International Council for Online Education Standards, assuring our students our commitment to high standards of online education
  • We are also a recognized member of the CPD Certification Service
  • Our CPD accredited courses will count towards your CPD hour records. Through Continuing Professional Development (CPD/CE), individuals show their commitment to gain new skills to contribute to their personal and professional development, improve their job prospects, enhance and evolve in their career
  • At the end of each module there is an exam to pass to make sure you have fully taken in each stage
  • The modules are easy to understand and, therefore, easy to remember
  • You can revisit the material for a refresher if you want to look something up
  • Once the course is completed, all modules saved and exams passed you'll get a pdf certificate
  • You will be also eligible to apply for an ICOES hard copy certificate
  • The courses are designed to be easy to use without the need to download material
  • Should you need any assistance, we have a help centre available in your student area 24/7 or you can contact our awesome Customer Support team during the working hours
Module 1: Be Prepared
  • 1.1 First Aid Equipment
  • 1.2 Register with a Vet
  • 1.3 Practical First Aid Experience
  • 1.4 Safe Use of Medications
  •  1.4.1 Speak to a vet
  •  1.4.2 Safe medications for pets
  •  1.4.3 Medications for dogs
  • 1.5 The Safe Way to make a Pet Vomit
Module 2: Taking Control In A First Aid Situation
  • 2.1 Minor problems vs emergencies
  • 2.2 Assessing the patient
  • 2.2.1 Circulation
  • 2.2.2 Heart rate and pulse
  • 2.2.3 Respiratory rate
  • 2.2.4 Dehydration
  • 2.2.5 Temperature
  • 2.2.6 Signs of shock
  • 2.3 Prioritize the most serious problems
  • 2.4 Safe handling of patients in pain
  • 2.5 Move out of harm’s way + stabilization
  • 2.6 Call for help
Module 3: First Aid Techniques
  • 3.1 Treating shock
  • 3.2 Controlling blood loss
  • 3.3 Cleaning wounds
  • 3.4 Basic nursing
  • 3.5 Bandaging
  • 3.5.1 Bandaging materials
  • 3.5.2 Bandaging techniques
  • 3.5.3 Improvised dressings
Module 4: Cpr
  • 4.1 CPR flow chart (Emergency summary)
  • 4.2 Respiratory arrest
  • 4.2.1 Check for breathing
  • 4.2.2 Giving artificial respiration
  • 4.3 Cardiac arrest
  • 4.3.1 Check for a heart beat
  • 4.3.2 Give cardiac massage
  • 4.4 Combined CPR
Module 5: First Aid A-z
  • Abscess
  • Allergic reaction
  • Anaphylaxis (severe allergic reaction)
  • Asthma attack
  • Bite wound
  • Bleeding
  • Bloat
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Broken bones (see Fractures)
  • Broken nail or claw
  • Burns
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning
  • Cardiac arrest
  • Chocolate toxicity
  • Choking
  • Collapse (patient conscious)
  • Collapse (patient unconscious)
  • Constipation
  • Cuts, lacerations and wounds
  • CVA – Cerebrovascular accident [see Stroke]
  • Dehydration
  • Diabetic coma
  • Diabetes (unstable)
  • Diarrhea
  • Dislocation
  • Drowning
  • Dystocia
  • Electrocution
  • Eye injury
  • Fits [see: Seizure]
  • Fever
  • Food poisoning
  • Fractures
  • Frostbite [see Hypothermia]
  • GDV – Gastric Dilation and Volvulus [see Bloat]
  • Giving birth [see Dystocia]
  • Heat stroke
  • Hemorrhage [see Bleeding]
  • Hypothermia
  • Insect sting
  • Kittening (see Dystocia)
  • Lacerations [see Cuts]
  • Poisoning
  • Seizures
  • Skin infections
  • Smoke inhalation
  • Shock
  • Snake bite
  • Straining [see: Urination or Dystocia]
  • Stroke
  • Sudden swelling
  • Trauma (Road traffic accident)
  • Urination difficulty
  • Vomiting
  • Whelping [see Dystocia]
  • Wounds [See cuts]

RECEIVE YOUR CERTIFICATE IN 4 SIMPLE STEPS

Step 1

Register

Follow the easy peasy enrollment process

Step 2

Study

Absorb and remember course content with our easy-to-follow, structured information and helpful illustrations. And yes - you can study anywhere, anytime, from any device

Step 3

Evaluations

Reinforce your learning with quizzes at the end of each module

Step 4

CERTIFICATION

Once you have completed your course, you will automatically receive your certification. Well done, the last step to your amazing achievement!

MEET THE INSTRUCTOR

Dr Pippa Elliott, BVMS MRCVS

Dr Pippa Elliott, BVMS MRCVS, is a veterinarian with 27 years' experience in companion animal practice.

As a child, Pippa was pony-mad and can't remember a time when she didn't want to be a vet. She started volunteering at her local clinic at the age of 14, and it was a dream come true when she was accepted for vet school. She graduated from the University of Glasgow, UK. Her knowledge and dedication has helped transform the lives of thousands of students and pets from around the world.

MEET THE INSTRUCTOR

Dr Pippa Elliott, BVMS MRCVS

Dr Pippa Elliott, BVMS MRCVS, is a veterinarian with 27 years' experience in companion animal practice.

As a child, Pippa was pony-mad and can't remember a time when she didn't want to be a vet. She started volunteering at her local clinic at the age of 14, and it was a dream come true when she was accepted for vet school. She graduated from the University of Glasgow, UK. Her knowledge and dedication has helped transform the lives of thousands of students and pets from around the world.

Module1 : Be Prepared
  • 1.1 First Aid Equipment
  • 1.2 Register with a Vet
  • 1.3 Practical First Aid Experience
  • 1.4 Safe Use of Medications
  •  1.4.1 Speak to a vet
  •  1.4.2 Safe medications for pets
  •  1.4.3 Medications for dogs
  • 1.5 The Safe Way to make a Pet Vomit
Module2 : Taking Control In A First Aid Situation
  • 2.1 Minor problems vs emergencies
  • 2.2 Assessing the patient
  • 2.2.1 Circulation
  • 2.2.2 Heart rate and pulse
  • 2.2.3 Respiratory rate
  • 2.2.4 Dehydration
  • 2.2.5 Temperature
  • 2.2.6 Signs of shock
  • 2.3 Prioritize the most serious problems
  • 2.4 Safe handling of patients in pain
  • 2.5 Move out of harm’s way + stabilization
  • 2.6 Call for help
Module3 : First Aid Techniques
  • 3.1 Treating shock
  • 3.2 Controlling blood loss
  • 3.3 Cleaning wounds
  • 3.4 Basic nursing
  • 3.5 Bandaging
  • 3.5.1 Bandaging materials
  • 3.5.2 Bandaging techniques
  • 3.5.3 Improvised dressings
Module4 : Cpr
  • 4.1 CPR flow chart (Emergency summary)
  • 4.2 Respiratory arrest
  • 4.2.1 Check for breathing
  • 4.2.2 Giving artificial respiration
  • 4.3 Cardiac arrest
  • 4.3.1 Check for a heart beat
  • 4.3.2 Give cardiac massage
  • 4.4 Combined CPR
Module5 : First Aid A-z
  • Abscess
  • Allergic reaction
  • Anaphylaxis (severe allergic reaction)
  • Asthma attack
  • Bite wound
  • Bleeding
  • Bloat
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Broken bones (see Fractures)
  • Broken nail or claw
  • Burns
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning
  • Cardiac arrest
  • Chocolate toxicity
  • Choking
  • Collapse (patient conscious)
  • Collapse (patient unconscious)
  • Constipation
  • Cuts, lacerations and wounds
  • CVA – Cerebrovascular accident [see Stroke]
  • Dehydration
  • Diabetic coma
  • Diabetes (unstable)
  • Diarrhea
  • Dislocation
  • Drowning
  • Dystocia
  • Electrocution
  • Eye injury
  • Fits [see: Seizure]
  • Fever
  • Food poisoning
  • Fractures
  • Frostbite [see Hypothermia]
  • GDV – Gastric Dilation and Volvulus [see Bloat]
  • Giving birth [see Dystocia]
  • Heat stroke
  • Hemorrhage [see Bleeding]
  • Hypothermia
  • Insect sting
  • Kittening (see Dystocia)
  • Lacerations [see Cuts]
  • Poisoning
  • Seizures
  • Skin infections
  • Smoke inhalation
  • Shock
  • Snake bite
  • Straining [see: Urination or Dystocia]
  • Stroke
  • Sudden swelling
  • Trauma (Road traffic accident)
  • Urination difficulty
  • Vomiting
  • Whelping [see Dystocia]
  • Wounds [See cuts]

100% AUTHENTIC STUDENT TESTIMONIALS

It really made me think about my actions and my dog's reactions. I am glad I have the tools for us both to learn what each other really wants and have fun doing it. Jennifer Mantle - United States

It has improved my life, I have started my own Pet Sitting business and left the corporate world to pursue my passion and dream. So to put it mildly it has change my world for the best. What would I say to friends is what I already say to them, take the course: it's a great value and you will learn, unlike other online courses that teach you nothing, with Holly and Hugo you have to pass a test and they are not easy questions to get certified. Patricia Lackner - United States

I received the course as a gift and loved learning facts I didn't know. I am a pet sitter and walker, and I was able to learn and grasp new things. It taught me what to do in the case of an emergency. Ally Owen - United States

I have found the courses to be really good, I am going to do all the courses they offer. If you want to learn about animals these are the courses for you. Teresa Waight - United Kingdom

To me what it boiled down to is this is life-saving information. The information seemed somewhat consistent with my provincial paramedics' training. The course gave great information and references and I know being a 'fur-rent' of 3 that these are life-saving skills and I am MUCH better prepared for my pups’ well being :) Thank you Holly & Hugo! Made me aware of dog-friendly medicine/ointments/treatments. My CPR skills have translated from 'hoo-mans' to animals. My first-aid box is now pet-friendly as well. Sabrina Kostyshyn - Canada

I work with animals every day, since I work in a pet store. It’s always good to know CPR that could help save the lives of our own animals and customers. Ariel Lambert - Canada

I absolutely LOVE all of the Holly and Hugo courses that I have taken! They are always filled with helpful and interesting information from many areas of the animal career world. By taking some of these courses, I have a better understanding of what I would like to do as a career. I would HIGHLY recommend any of their courses to anyone who would want to work with animals in the future! Katarina Scalercio - United States

I thoroughly enjoyed the course. It helped refresh my existing skills and gave me a whole new skill set. The course was very user-friendly. I'm looking forward to my next course. Kim  - United Kingdom

These courses are amazing! I learned so much in such a short period of time, they are easy to use and very descriptive. I really do appreciate the team at Holly and Hugo for making these wonderful courses! Megan Carlson - United States

The Pet First Aid & CPR course was great. I learned a lot! Victoria Keen - United Kingdom

Holly and Hugo courses are easy and fun to follow, but at the same time I feel that I am prepared adequately at the end of each course. Caron Shepley - Canada

I love learning and I love animals, but due to health, it's hard to attend traditional classes. This I can do at my own pace in the comfort of my own home. Brandy Pringle - Canada

I thoroughly enjoyed studying the wildlife rescue and rehabilitation course with Holly and Hugo. It supported my knowledge that I already had, and taught me some interesting information that I did not know! I'm finally able to say I'm accredited! Thanks Holly and Hugo! Karen Martin - United Kingdom

Fantastic course, the layout of information makes it so easy to understand and take in! I was astounded by how easy and simple the layout of your course are that it made me want to study more!   Chloe Jones - United Kingdom

It really made me think about my actions and my dog's reactions. I am glad I have the tools for us both to learn what each other really wants and have fun doing it. Jennifer Mantle - United States

It has improved my life, I have started my own Pet Sitting business and left the corporate world to pursue my passion and dream. So to put it mildly it has change my world for the best. What would I say to friends is what I already say to them, take the course: it's a great value and you will learn, unlike other online courses that teach you nothing, with Holly and Hugo you have to pass a test and they are not easy questions to get certified. Patricia Lackner - United States

I received the course as a gift and loved learning facts I didn't know. I am a pet sitter and walker, and I was able to learn and grasp new things. It taught me what to do in the case of an emergency. Ally Owen - United States

I have found the courses to be really good, I am going to do all the courses they offer. If you want to learn about animals these are the courses for you. Teresa Waight - United Kingdom

To me what it boiled down to is this is life-saving information. The information seemed somewhat consistent with my provincial paramedics' training. The course gave great information and references and I know being a 'fur-rent' of 3 that these are life-saving skills and I am MUCH better prepared for my pups’ well being :) Thank you Holly & Hugo! Made me aware of dog-friendly medicine/ointments/treatments. My CPR skills have translated from 'hoo-mans' to animals. My first-aid box is now pet-friendly as well. Sabrina Kostyshyn - Canada

I work with animals every day, since I work in a pet store. It’s always good to know CPR that could help save the lives of our own animals and customers. Ariel Lambert - Canada

I absolutely LOVE all of the Holly and Hugo courses that I have taken! They are always filled with helpful and interesting information from many areas of the animal career world. By taking some of these courses, I have a better understanding of what I would like to do as a career. I would HIGHLY recommend any of their courses to anyone who would want to work with animals in the future! Katarina Scalercio - United States

I thoroughly enjoyed the course. It helped refresh my existing skills and gave me a whole new skill set. The course was very user-friendly. I'm looking forward to my next course. Kim  - United Kingdom

These courses are amazing! I learned so much in such a short period of time, they are easy to use and very descriptive. I really do appreciate the team at Holly and Hugo for making these wonderful courses! Megan Carlson - United States

The Pet First Aid & CPR course was great. I learned a lot! Victoria Keen - United Kingdom

Holly and Hugo courses are easy and fun to follow, but at the same time I feel that I am prepared adequately at the end of each course. Caron Shepley - Canada

I love learning and I love animals, but due to health, it's hard to attend traditional classes. This I can do at my own pace in the comfort of my own home. Brandy Pringle - Canada

I thoroughly enjoyed studying the wildlife rescue and rehabilitation course with Holly and Hugo. It supported my knowledge that I already had, and taught me some interesting information that I did not know! I'm finally able to say I'm accredited! Thanks Holly and Hugo! Karen Martin - United Kingdom

Fantastic course, the layout of information makes it so easy to understand and take in! I was astounded by how easy and simple the layout of your course are that it made me want to study more!   Chloe Jones - United Kingdom

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