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Introducing Pet CPR & First Aid

December 5, 2018

I had my dog for 19 years. Over that time we had a wide variety of emergencies anywhere from him ingesting or chewing on wall insulation, a piano and even a feminine hygiene product. He ran head on into a closed sliding glass door, encountered an opossum, a Doberman (the Doberman ran off) and once or twice a 2 legged critter.  This was a city dog but sometimes the country came knocking.

He also jumped out of a moving car to impress a very cute poodle. He was fine and sitting right next to her by the time I stopped and ran to find him. The window was partial open and I didn’t think was enough for him to slip through but I guess with the right motivation anything is possible.

Then as his time came to a close he had multiple maladies and trying to do what was best was difficult.

His name was Smokey and he was the best.

For years I’ve trained others to save human lives. Now it’s time to include our precious furry friends.

So after I completed a canine casualty course with law enforcement handlers I received requests to teach a civilian version. We’ve seen and experienced earthquakes, fires and floods. Who saves the ones that can’t always save themselves? They comfort us when we’re sad, jump with our joy and eat right alongside. Our constant and loyal companions who don’t complain sometimes need our help. What do we do for the minor emergencies and how do we deal with the more severe until we can get our pet to the Vet?

Over the years, we at My Health Studio have worked hard to stay educated, assisting humans to help in various emergencies and in response to a growing demand, we have crafted a Pet CPR & First Aid course. Our Pet Hero Certified Training is ideal for anyone who works with animals, owns animals or simply wants to become more prepared in dealing with pet emergencies. The full course outline can be found on the Pet CPR & First Aid Page HERE. Attendees will gain confidence and skills necessary to tend to unexpected pet emergencies until professional veterinary attention is acquired. Becoming pet first aid certified by an accredited organization sends your clients the message that you are not only a credible professional, but that you truly care about their cat or dog. Upon completion of the course, you earn a 2-year certification in pet first aid and are able to print a personal wall certificate verifying your completion of the course and listing the topics you’ve learned.

For further information, call Scott McIntyre at 805-660-3782 or email

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