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In a pet emergency, minutes count and that’s why these rivals are combining forces to save the lives of more cats and dogs.
Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) – April 18, 2017
In mere minutes, a dog can bleed out from an arterial wound. A curious kitten can choke on a stringed toy and stop breathing. Knowing what to do in the minutes following a pet emergency could save a pet’s life.
That’s why two nationally recognized pet safety companies – Pro Pet Hero and Pet First Aid 4U – are partnering to broaden their overall reach when educating pet professionals and pet owners about the importance of learning pet first aid and CPR. Their alignment is especially timely since it occurs during April, which is designated as Pet First Aid Awareness Month.
Pro Pet Hero offers an online pet first aid/CPR course taught by Bobbi Conner, DVM, a veterinarian board-certified in emergency medicine. Pet First Aid 4U is a veterinarian-endorsed, in-person course featuring a live cat-dog duo. Upon completion in either program, students earn two-year certificates as well as continuing education units.
Many would consider the two programs rivals, but leaders for both companies see the value in teaming up to deliver the message of learning pet first aid to benefit millions of cats and dogs.
“One of the best ways to be your pet’s best health ally is to take a pet first aid class,” says Arden Moore, founder of Pet First Aid 4U and a master certified pet first aid/CPR instructor. “Pro Pet Hero and Pet First Aid 4U share the mutual goal of teaching practical skills to stabilize an injured or ill pet and safely transporting them to the nearest veterinary clinic. Getting the message out about how to take care of our pets in a medical emergency is of utmost importance to both companies.”
Cara Armour, product manager and blogger for Pro Pet Hero, is also a master certified pet first aid/CPR instructor. Pro Pet Hero is part of ProTrainings, an international company that has trained more than 1,000,000 students in human first aid, CPR and other health and safety continuing education courses.
“The merging of our two programs offers pet professionals, including pet sitters, dog walkers, groomers and boarding staff, the choice of how to learn pet first aid: online or in person,” says Armour. “Pets are beloved members of our families in America and knowing pet first aid and CPR should be a priority among pet professionals and caring pet parents. We at Pro Pet Hero know that we can reach more people with this important message by joining forces with Pet First Aid 4U.”
To kick off the partnership, Moore invited Armour as a special guest on her Oh Behave Show on Pet Life Radio. The award-winning podcast reaches more than 750,000 listeners worldwide. To listen to the pet first aid-focused episode, click here.
The two organizations will be working collaboratively to increase the standard of pet first aid/CPR education as well as making it more accessible to pet lovers who want to learn pet first aid.
About Pet First Aid 4U: This in-person, pet first aid/CPR and safety course covers the latest protocols approved by a team of leading veterinarians. Students receive detailed course books, get to practice many pet first aid skills on Pet Safety Cat Casey and Pet Safety Dog Kona and earn certificates valid for two years. The five-hour course is also customized for pet professionals. Click here to learn more.
About Pro Pet Hero: This online pet first aid/CPR and safety course is led by Bobbi Conner, DVM, through video-based learning. This course is designed to allow students to take it at the pace and place of their choosing. Students are tested and upon completion, they can download the course manual, print their nationally accepted certificates and have access to the full course for review for two years. Click here to learn more.
Media note: Pro Pet Hero’s Cara Armour and Pet First Aid 4U’s Arden Moore are available for interviews. Contact Erin Fenstermaker of EF Consulting by clicking here.