Because not every illness or emergency is always preventable, it's important to know what to do (and what not to do) for your pet until you can get to the vet. Every pet owner should take a pet first aid course, and every pet-owning household should have a pet first aid kit and guide.
Below are some national/international organizations that teach pet first-aid and/or produce pet first aid kits, apps, and guides. You can also check with your veterinarian or your local animal emergency hospital or humane society, as they may be able to recommend a local class and may even offer one themselves.
For information and advice on putting together your own pet first aid kit, click here.
Here’s a video of how to perform CPR on a large or small dog for quick reference:
Here is a video showing how to perform CPR on a cat: