Pet First Aid & CPR Training

Love your pet? Of course you do! Consider this statistic: one out of four pets would survive if just one pet first aid technique was applied prior to getting emergency veterinary care, according to the American Animal Hospital Association. The time is now for you to arm yourself with knowledge and know how to act in a pet emergency. Just Fur-Babies’ program is the most comprehensive pet first aid course available. You’ll learn all of the latest protocols in veterinarian-approved pet first aid, CPR and pet safety.

Pro Pet Hero is approved and recommended by leading veterinarians, including Dr. Marty Becker “America’s Veterinarian”, emergency medicine veterinarian Dr. Mike LoSasso and house call veterinarian Dr. Lisa Lippman. Videos and content also included by Bobbi Conner, DVM, a veterinarian board-certified in emergency medicine.

We teach you practical skills in an fun, engaging, interactive format.

Our courses follow the guidelines of RECOVER Initiative set by the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society and the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care.

pet first aid class

Classroom Pet First Aid, CPR and Safety Course

$125 per person

If your pet were in immediate danger, would you be prepared to save their life?

Emergency medical care for pets can take a long time to access. When your pet is bleeding, having trouble breathing, or loses consciousness, every second counts. Looking up information on the internet or You Tube could cost your pet’s life!

This fun, interactive program will give you the skills and confidence you need to act quickly and calmly when your pet is having a medical emergency. Veterinarian approved, 4-hour classroom training is taught by Kelly Detherow, Pet Pro Hero certified instructor.

Your 2 year Certificate of Completion will be certified in: Handling injured/ill pets; muzzling/restraint techniques; CPR/rescue breathing techniques; treating bleeding & wounds; dealing with bloat, vomiting, seizures and choking; handling heat stroke and hypothermia; burns and broken bones; poisoning and head to tail wellness check.

All class room set up is designed for social distancing so each student is comfortable in your own space. Each student will also receive a Pet First Aid/CPR handbook with color illustrations, your own first aid working materials and dog/cat to take home for future practice and reference.

Pet First Aid Certificate of Completion (valid for 2 years)

pet first aid course for cat and dog owners

Online Course powered by Pro Pet Hero

$49.95 per person

Just Fur-Babies recently partnered with Pro Pet Hero, a world-recognized online pet first aid/CPR course. If you are not able to attend a Just Fur-Babies class in person, please consider taking this online course. Like Just Fur-Babies, Pro Pet Hero offers a two-year certificate and you can download the course book upon completion. Be sure to enter the discount code: CPR-justfurbabies when you register at Pro Pet Hero to earn a 10% discount off the class fee! Register at

Kansas City pet first aid students

“It really encouraged me to see my dogs as individuals in their assessments and knowing their resting heart rates and things like that. It will give them each weekly individualized attention!” – Melissa W


  • Pets are not permitted in our pet first aid classes.
  • Advanced payment is required to secure a spot in class.
  • We keep our classes small to give everyone time to learn, so we have a no-refund policy. However, you have up to 3 months to reschedule to attend another class.
  • Wear comfortable clothing, we will be moving around in class
  • In-person discounted rates are available for two students from the same household, just ask!

In-person classes are ideal for pet professionals such as groomers, dog walkers, pet sitters, rescues, shelters, foster homes and trainers. We welcome EMTs, police, fire rescue, or anyone who might need these skills on-the-job. Contact us for discounted professional group pricing and additional information. On site training also available

Attendee Reviews

highly recommend

I attended Pet First Aid taught by Kelly from Just Fur-Babies and I was very impressed with the class and the knowledge she had on everything related to cats and dogs. We learned how to perform CPR on them as well as how to perform wellness checks on our own pets. It was very informative and I highly recommend this course to every pet owner.

Julie W.

I learned a lot

I appreciated the level of preparation and thinking that went into the class. I think anyone with a pet should take this class. I learned a lot of valuable information.

Class attendee

Just Fur-Babies also offers dog walking, pet taxi, and pet first aid classes in Kansas City.

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