Midwest Animal Rescue Offers Pet CPR
Becoming CPR certified is something most of us consider doing, but have you ever thought of becoming pet CPR certified? The CPR Pet certification teaches you how to save your pets life in an emergency situation.
“We want to make sure that the airway is clear and that there is nothing stuck behind the tongue,” says Michelle Krasicki-Aune while instructing the class. “Pulling out the tongue also open the airway more allowing those nose to mouth breaths to get in all the way.”
As we know, emergencies can happen in the blink of an eye. Health emergencies not only affect humans but also our furry friends.
“I did this on my own dog in August of this year when she collapsed in my front room,” remembers Michelle.
Michelle is the instructor of a class offered by Midwest Animal Rescue that teaches people how to perform CPR on their pets. She who knows firsthand how useful of a tool this training can be, because she had to perform CPR once on her own dog.
“It was terrifying,” added Michelle. “It was hard to try and recall everything I have done in clinical practice and apply it in my own living room while in my pajamas. It’s was successful though, she is still with us today.”
Attendees Learn More the CPR
Along with CPR training, attendees also learn first aid for animals and how to transport them in an emergency situation.
“Pets are like family they are really important to people,” says P.J. Patet, a veterinary technician who took the training to further her education. “I like to speak for those who cannot speak for themselves. I think it’s something we should provide the best care that we can.”
Midwest Animal Rescue has been in the community for 10 years. They offer classes like this to give back to the community they serve.
“We like to give back to the community,” says Amanda Swenson the Medical Manager of Midwest Animal Rescue. “Public education is one way we do that. Responsible dog ownership is one of our big passions here since we are a rescue. We want to make sure everyone is prepared in case of an emergency.”
The class is popular among pet owners, as well as those who work with pets professionally.
“A lot of people don’t realize that you can do CPR on pets,” says professional pet sitter Kim Rinde. “When a pet goes in to cardiac arrest you need to know what to do. It’s not something you can really look at a phone although a phone can guide you through the steps. I think what’s really important is for people to be prepared for when things go wrong.”
How You Can Register
Most of all veterinary professionals hope they can educate as many people possible by offering this life saving training.
The next pet CPR class will be on January 5th. If you are interested in registering you can call Midwest Animal Rescue at (763) 503-4990, or visit their website. If you would like to learn more about the Pet Emergency Education classes you can visit their website.