PAWSitive Strides prides itself on offering peace of mind to its clients. We ensure that our employees are properly trained to follow our company’s policies and procedures, as well as to follow client’s requests and routines. In addition, we have added mandatory Pet CPR and First Aid training for our employees, once they have completed their trail period with us. PAWSitive Strides pet sitters and dog walkers attend a 4-hr Pet CPR and First Aid class taught by the owner of the company, Caroline. Caroline is certified through Pet Tech to teach Pet CPR and First Aid, as well as other courses offered by Pet Tech.
In the 4-hour class, the sitters learn a lot of life-saving information, including how to perform a Primary Pet Assessment, how to perform Pet CPR on dogs and cats, how to do a Snout-to-Tail evaluation both in emergency and non-emergency situations, and much, much more.
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. This is an important statistic. Even though there is no guarantee of survival even if techniques are applied, Pet Tech’s mantra is that “you do the best you can with the resources you have.” Knowledge is a powerful resource for pet sitters; and knowing Pet CPR and First Aid can be the difference between life and death for a pet.
Below are some pictures of PAWSitive Strides pet sitters and dog walkers in Orlando, Windermere, Ocoee, and Winter Garden learning some of the techniques of Pet CPR and First Aid.