PetTech is hosting a pet CPR, First Aid and Care class in Louisville, KY this Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018.

Whats Is It?


Who Should Attend?


How Do I Sign Up?

Contact Jan Dillon, PTI #2238 at 270-791-6527 or at

The PetTech PetSaver Program in pet CPR, First Aid and Care is an 8-hour certification course that is perfect for pet care professionals (e.g., employees of doggie daycare and boarding facilities, groomers, pet sitters, etc.) and pet parents. The class taught by a certified PetTech Instructor entails lecture, group discussion and hands-on skills practice. The class includes a handbook of more than 40 pages and each participant will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the course.

Topics of learning discussed include:

  • Importance of Pet First Aid
  • Pet CPR (3 Styles)
  • Rescue Breathing
  • Choking Management
  • Bleeding Management
  • Snout-To-Tail™ Wellness Assessment
  • Snout-To-Tail™ Injury Assessment
  • Assessing Your Pet’s Vitals
  • Poisoning
  • Bites and Stings
  • Dental Care
  • Senior Petizen Care


This is the certification I hold and maintain. I discovered PetTech during the process of acquiring my Professional Pet Sitter Certification (CPPS) through Pet Sitters International. While certification in pet CPR and first aid is truly a must for pet care professionals, it also is an excellent idea for pet parents. Whereas the information I learned is constantly (sometimes even daily) put to use on some level through my work as a professional pet sitter, I also use it frequently in my own home with my furry kids. This is especially true relative to first aid and assessments as these come into play much more frequently on a day-to-day basis.

While no one ever wants to be faced with an emergency situation requiring CPR or choking management, the training not only allows you to take proper action, but it also keeps you from panicking. In fact, the closest I have come to such a situation involved choking and it was with my own pet. The situation nearly required my intervention, but fortunately did not. It was the training however, that allowed me to recognize what was happening, properly monitor the situation in preparation of taking appropriate action and remain calm.

The bottom line is that whether you are a pet parent or a pet care professional, acquiring certification in proper pet CPR and first aid techniques is a wise decision when it comes to the health and welfare of all the wonderful animals that enrich our lives.