Pet Tech CPR Save in Grooming ShopAugust 3rd, 2020 by Thom Somes
Pet Tech CPR Save in Grooming Shop
This video really shows how proper training allowed for quick action and a positive outcome! We contacted Lara for an update see follow-up questions below:
PT: So, how is Max?
Lara: He survived! When you see me pick him up and say “get my keys” it’s because when I went to pull his tongue out past the canines, he flinched. He started coming to after that and was totally awake in route.
PT: Is Max doing ok now…back to normal?
Lara: Yes, all normal, he was even happy to interact with me at the vet. In the future, only I will be grooming him just to be on the safe side.
PT: What did the Vet say?
Lara: It was my vet’s office, but not my normal vet who is very receptive and refers a ton of people to my shop. At first, the vet was seriously wondering WTF (from my standpoint.) Once my nice and positive vet arrived, she hugged me and we discussed a few customers’ dogs she has sent my way who can’t be groomed elsewhere. I told her what happened, the first vet doing the exam became MUCH nicer and more positive 🙂
PT: What was the cause?
Lara: Vet did x-rays to check ribs after compressions, all looked normal except the trachea seemed abnormally small where it goes into the lungs. Vet thinks this was a contributing factor and underlying cause for his loss of consciousness.
PT: What did the Pet Parents say/ What was their reaction?
Lara: Their first question was “did he bite someone” as he’s been fired from every other groomer in town. They were totally fine, glad I knew what to do, even offered to pay for the work that had been done.
PT: Co-workers, what was their response?
Lara: Elizabeth (groomer who was working on him,) was quite shook up, but I think she’s glad to work in a salon where being knowledgeable is appreciated, and that I didn’t get all pissed at her. We had just installed cameras the week before and upon review I can say 100% she did nothing wrong. I’m SO glad I had the cameras if only for me to be able to know what took place. I got the cameras mainly to protect the salon, but this showed another reason to have them.
We are all glad it was a happy ending.
This is an amazing video to watch. This is a perfect example of why a hands-on in-person training (skill practice with coaching) has always been the ideal way to learn the skills and techniques of pet CPR & First Aid. Pet Tech teaches in such a way that when needed in the event of a pet medical emergency, you will be able to access the skills and jump into action.
Thom Somes, The Pet Safety Guy is the President and Co-Founder of Pet Tech, the first international training center dedicated to helping Pet Parents and Pet Care Professionals learn how to better care for their pets in emergency and in health, so they have a happier, healthier and longer relationship with their furry four-legged family members. Thom is a speaker, best selling author, futurist, pet parent and grandpaw to his oldest son’s cat.