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Medicpet : The Importance of Learning First Aid for Pets in all Grooming Businesses


As a professional dog groomer, you understand the importance of grooming education for your pet clients. But what happens when an emergency occurs?


Sadly the unimaginable could happen at your workplace but are you and your staff prepared to handle a medical situation with the same level of care and attention that you provide for grooming services? Groomers should be aware of the risks associated with the job and take necessary measures to protect their business.


Having your staff and yourself trained in first aid for pets can have a huge impact on your business by not only protecting your customers’ pets but also providing peace of mind to their owners. Having pet first aid training can make all the difference in an emergency situation.



The Benefits of Pet First Aid Training


The truth is emergency scenarios happen every day in grooming businesses across the world and is often out of the hands of the groomer. If your client has not informed you or you are unaware that the pet you are grooming has underlying issues and begins to pant, fit, faint, or worse still... Stop breathing do you know what to do next?


Knowing how to properly handle any medical emergency related to grooming is invaluable. By having your staff and yourself trained in pet first aid, you will be able to respond quickly and confidently if any situation arises. Being prepared with this knowledge can also help reduce stress levels in both yourself and the animal, which is especially important to your client.


Show your clients that you provide best practices in your business or for the business you work for and show your Medicpet certificate so clients have peace of mind and build trust that you have someone on hand who is trained in pet first aid which can prevent small problems from escalating into major issues. Knowing that you are capable and prepared to provide medical assistance, will also give you more credibility within the industry, as many customers are more likely to choose groomers who are knowledgeable about pet health and safety.



Groomer Nation Medicpet Online Training


The Medicpet training is presented by fully qualified vet nurse Naomi Conroy ICMG/CFMG. This online video details and demonstrates first aid and the steps that are vital for every groomer to learn. Medicpet is ideal for induction for your staff, yourself or new groomers and outlines common pet groomer first aid scenarios. Each topic guides the groomer on the application of Pet First Aid including bandaging, CPR demonstrations, clipper burn, and much much more! This is a great way for newbies or experienced groomers alike to brush up on their skill set or learn something new entirely!


Having your staff or yourself trained in first aid for pets can give you peace of mind knowing that you are better equipped to handle any medical situations that may arise during grooming appointments. Investing in this type of training will not only benefit your customers’ pets but will also help promote trust between owners and their groomers while protecting both parties from potential liability issues if something were to go wrong during an appointment. Taking proactive steps like these will help ensure that everyone leaves each session feeling confident, happy, and safe!



Are you Ready? Let’s do it!


Invest in your business and yourself with Medicpet online training. This comprehensive educational resource can be purchased alone or is included when you join the Groomer Nation Evolving Pet Groomer membership. Not only can you become Medicpet trained, but you can also strengthen your skill set with Groomer Nations library of educational grooming videos and learn from some of Australia's most talented grooming experts, plus get access to industry chats, the Truth series and much more.


And if that isn't enough, get unlimited insights and keep up to date about Groomer Nations' free podcasts, blogs & other important information by signing up for our newsletters - all at www.groomernation.com.au


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