Has anyone taken any of these classes offered by Pet Tech or any other organization?
They have a sample video here: http://www.pawsitivelypretty.com/firstaid_video.htm
It seems like a really great idea, especially for people that don't have any experience working with animals in an emergency/surgery situation.
Here's a directory of the different locations: http://www.pettech.net/directory.html
Just thought it was really interesting and probably a great, hands-on learning experience for a lot of people.
That's interesting. I'd like to hear from any JL'er who's gone through the training.
Not to highjack your thread but along the same line it gives me a chance to remind people that having a book such as Giffin & Carlson's "Dog Owner's Home Veterinary Handbook" (about $25 + S&H from Amazon) is a very worthwhile investment and will save needless trips to the vet as well as avoid delays when care is more urgent. I have the 3rd Edition and a 4th has recently been published. I'll ETA a link to it
Also, along the first aid lines, Bruce Fogle's "First Aid for Dogs" is an excellent resource with very clear instructions about whether to see a vet ASAP, or how much waiting can be done. Excellent line drawing illustrations that are more helpful than photos. Covers all common problems. It's less than $15 +S&H from Amazon. The only knock on it is that the paper it's printed on is poor -- but, hey! both the information and price are great. I'll ETA a link to it, too.
Last edited by Bob Pr.; 11-04-2009 at 12:33 PM. Reason: add links
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Not one of these. A N.Z. based one and it was great.I recommend anyone doing it.
Problem was I was asked not to bring Ernie or Sam back after their first night.. oops lol. Don't think anyone will forget that saga.
I would love to take a first aid/emergency medicine class. One was offered here a while back, and I didn't do it but have always wished I did.
I'll second (or third) the Dog Owner's Vet Handbook recommendation. I have referred to it often. Another good one I found was through one of those direct mail offers. I read the flier and they had included samplings of the info in the book. I went, "Huh!" several times, so I gave it a shot (I almost never bite on those direct mail offers). It's called "The First Aid Companion for Dogs and Cats" by Prevention Pets. It has turned out to be a really great book. It covers a lot of unusual and interesting circumstances, has very clear text and illustrations. And, no hassling from those people...I haven't continued to get offer after offer in the mail. Just paid for the book and that was that.
I did some digging to find your thread LOL I must have missed it last week.
The woman in my area charging $59 for the class from "Pet Tech". Realisically I cannot imagine many average joes paying that.
Yes people love their pets and will do anything for them but that cost seemed a little much IMO.
I thought so, too, Kim.. I guess I'd just never heard about it or anything like it, so it was interesting.
I found one in the area for $35.