Pet first aid is the difference between life and death.
Life and death? Surely, that must be an exaggeration.
Unfortunately, it’s not an exaggeration. According to the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), 1-out-of-4 more pets would survive, if just one pet first aid technique was applied prior to getting emergency veterinary care. That’s one single first aid technique, saving more than 25% of pets who didn’t make it.
For that reason, we require our sitters to be trained in pet first aid and CPR. In Florida, there is no legal requirement requiring such training for pet pet care providers. We encourage pet owners to make this a non-negotiable requirement of their own when looking for a pet sitter or dog walker. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU ASK. Yes, we know it can be cheaper to hire a non-professional pet sitter who is untrained in pet first aid, but what are the real costs of that? If an untrained pet sitter or kid next door finds them-self in an emergency situation, the cost can be very high indeed.