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Domestic Cat Care Course Online

Why Study this Domestic Cat Care course?

If you’re thinking about cat care specifically as a new income stream or employment option, this course will assist you to demonstrate your ability to work with cats and understand the industry without question.

Domestic Cat Care is a comprehensive 100 hour course covering all aspects of diet and nutrition, preventative health care and treating illnesses, understanding feline behavior, breeding, business planning and more!

You will Learn:

  • Investigate aspects of domestic cat care and the basic duties of owners and professional carers.
  • Develop understanding of basic biology – anatomy and physiology – and associated processes.
  • Examine variations between different breeds by focusing on common health issues, temperaments and characteristics.
  • Recommend different preventative care schedules and learn how to recognise and treat ill health.
  • Develop clear understanding of parasites, ailments and disease, treatment options available and the significance of veterinary assistance.
  • Investigate feline nutrition and outline an appropriate diet for the domestic cat specific to their needs.
  • Distinguish between normal and abnormal cat behaviour, extending this to develop appropriate strategies for dealing with problem or undesirable behaviours.
  • Assess the current breeding industry and demonstrate ethical standards in cat breeding and rearing kittens.
  • Investigate and evaluate services which exist in the current cat industry and propose a small business idea which is of personal interest.

 

Lesson Structure

1. Introduction
  • Basic Feline Needs – Basic Duties of the Cat Owner
  • Food and water
  • Shelter and Containment
  • Health care for sick cat
  • Grooming
  • Claw trimming
  • Bathing
  • Travel
  • Housebreaking
  • Introducing a new cat at home
  • Cats with babies and children
  • Cats and dogs
  • Cat breeds – pedigrees and non-pedigrees
2. Feline Biology
  • Skin
  • Eyes
  • Ears
  • Nose
  • Mouth
  • Digestive system
  • Reproductive system
3. Breeds
  • Domestic cat breeds
  • International and national associations
  • Long haired breeds – characteristics, common health problems, temperaments, care, history
  • Semi-long haired breeds – characteristics, common health problems, temperaments, care, history
  • Short haired breeds – characteristics, common health problems, temperaments, care, history
4. Feline Health Care
  • Preventative care
  • Vaccinations
  • Recognising ill-health
  • Dealing with emergencies
  • Artificial breathing and heart massage
  • How to induce vomiting
  • Specific situations to deal with e.g. burns, wounds, dehydration, hypothermia (and many more)
  • Poisoning
  • Wounds
  • Bandaging
  • Restraining for treatment
  • Transportation of the injured cat
  • Desexing
5. Feline Illnesses
  • Internal parasites
  • Roundworms
  • Hookworms
  • Tapeworms
  • Whipworms
  • Lungworms
  • Stomach worms
  • Bladder worms
  • Flukes
  • Worm control
  • External parasite
  • Ticks
  • Fleas
  • Mites
  • Common ailments and diseases (numerous)
  • Skin disorders
6. Feline Diet
  • Introduction to foods and feedings
  • Dietary options
  • Free feeding
  • Scheduled, portion controlled feeding
  • Understanding dietary requirements
  • Kittens (0-12 months)
  • Pregnant and lactating cats
  • Fussy cats
  • Obesity and overweight cats
  • Underweight cats
  • Geriatric cats
  • Raw diets
  • Toxic foods
7. Feline Behaviour
  • Understanding the cats mind
  • Personality and temperament differences
  • How cats communicate
  • Body language
  • Sleeping routines and circadian rhythms
  • Play
  • Behavioural problems
  • Recognise and understand aggression
  • Dealing with aggression
  • Inappropriate elimination
  • Excessive vocalization
  • Geriatric dysfunction
  • Controlling killing wildlife
  • Eating disorder
  • Abnormal suckling
  • Separation anxiety
8. Breeding and Raising Kittens (includes PBL Project)
  • Cat breeding industry
  • Ethics in animal breeding
  • A brief look at genes
  • Sexual behaviour
  • Socialisation of kittens
  • Problem based learning project – Improving Standards for Ethical Breeding
9. Feline Services (includes PBL Project)
  • Grooming services
  • Professional training and handling
  • Day care or boarding facilities
  • Rehoming and fostering
  • Using cats as therapy pets
  • Health care industry
  • Feline therapy services – hydrotherapy, physiotherapy, massage
  • Retail and manufacturing industry
  • Pet funerals and memorials
  • Business basics for self-employment in the feline industry
  • Laws and small business
  • The importance of keeping records
  • Buying an established business
  • Buying a franchise
  • Approaches to business planning
  • Problem based learning project – Starting a Small Business in the Cat Industry

Enrol Now

  • Experienced Tutor support
  • Certificate sent to you
  • Online study (Printed notes available)
  • Self paced - no set timetable
  • 12 months to complete course

From: $25.00 / week for 26 weeks

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    Why Study this Domestic Cat Care course?

    If you’re thinking about cat care specifically as a new income stream or employment option, this course will assist you to demonstrate your ability to work with cats and understand the industry without question.

    Domestic Cat Care is a comprehensive 100 hour course covering all aspects of diet and nutrition, preventative health care and treating illnesses, understanding feline behavior, breeding, business planning and more!

    You will Learn:

    • Investigate aspects of domestic cat care and the basic duties of owners and professional carers.
    • Develop understanding of basic biology – anatomy and physiology – and associated processes.
    • Examine variations between different breeds by focusing on common health issues, temperaments and characteristics.
    • Recommend different preventative care schedules and learn how to recognise and treat ill health.
    • Develop clear understanding of parasites, ailments and disease, treatment options available and the significance of veterinary assistance.
    • Investigate feline nutrition and outline an appropriate diet for the domestic cat specific to their needs.
    • Distinguish between normal and abnormal cat behaviour, extending this to develop appropriate strategies for dealing with problem or undesirable behaviours.
    • Assess the current breeding industry and demonstrate ethical standards in cat breeding and rearing kittens.
    • Investigate and evaluate services which exist in the current cat industry and propose a small business idea which is of personal interest.

     

    Lesson Structure

    1. Introduction
    • Basic Feline Needs – Basic Duties of the Cat Owner
    • Food and water
    • Shelter and Containment
    • Health care for sick cat
    • Grooming
    • Claw trimming
    • Bathing
    • Travel
    • Housebreaking
    • Introducing a new cat at home
    • Cats with babies and children
    • Cats and dogs
    • Cat breeds – pedigrees and non-pedigrees
    2. Feline Biology
    • Skin
    • Eyes
    • Ears
    • Nose
    • Mouth
    • Digestive system
    • Reproductive system
    3. Breeds
    • Domestic cat breeds
    • International and national associations
    • Long haired breeds – characteristics, common health problems, temperaments, care, history
    • Semi-long haired breeds – characteristics, common health problems, temperaments, care, history
    • Short haired breeds – characteristics, common health problems, temperaments, care, history
    4. Feline Health Care
    • Preventative care
    • Vaccinations
    • Recognising ill-health
    • Dealing with emergencies
    • Artificial breathing and heart massage
    • How to induce vomiting
    • Specific situations to deal with e.g. burns, wounds, dehydration, hypothermia (and many more)
    • Poisoning
    • Wounds
    • Bandaging
    • Restraining for treatment
    • Transportation of the injured cat
    • Desexing
    5. Feline Illnesses
    • Internal parasites
    • Roundworms
    • Hookworms
    • Tapeworms
    • Whipworms
    • Lungworms
    • Stomach worms
    • Bladder worms
    • Flukes
    • Worm control
    • External parasite
    • Ticks
    • Fleas
    • Mites
    • Common ailments and diseases (numerous)
    • Skin disorders
    6. Feline Diet
    • Introduction to foods and feedings
    • Dietary options
    • Free feeding
    • Scheduled, portion controlled feeding
    • Understanding dietary requirements
    • Kittens (0-12 months)
    • Pregnant and lactating cats
    • Fussy cats
    • Obesity and overweight cats
    • Underweight cats
    • Geriatric cats
    • Raw diets
    • Toxic foods
    7. Feline Behaviour
    • Understanding the cats mind
    • Personality and temperament differences
    • How cats communicate
    • Body language
    • Sleeping routines and circadian rhythms
    • Play
    • Behavioural problems
    • Recognise and understand aggression
    • Dealing with aggression
    • Inappropriate elimination
    • Excessive vocalization
    • Geriatric dysfunction
    • Controlling killing wildlife
    • Eating disorder
    • Abnormal suckling
    • Separation anxiety
    8. Breeding and Raising Kittens (includes PBL Project)
    • Cat breeding industry
    • Ethics in animal breeding
    • A brief look at genes
    • Sexual behaviour
    • Socialisation of kittens
    • Problem based learning project – Improving Standards for Ethical Breeding
    9. Feline Services (includes PBL Project)
    • Grooming services
    • Professional training and handling
    • Day care or boarding facilities
    • Rehoming and fostering
    • Using cats as therapy pets
    • Health care industry
    • Feline therapy services – hydrotherapy, physiotherapy, massage
    • Retail and manufacturing industry
    • Pet funerals and memorials
    • Business basics for self-employment in the feline industry
    • Laws and small business
    • The importance of keeping records
    • Buying an established business
    • Buying a franchise
    • Approaches to business planning
    • Problem based learning project – Starting a Small Business in the Cat Industry

    Send me free info pack

      Enrol Now

      • Experienced Tutor support
      • Certificate sent to you
      • Online study (Printed notes available)
      • Self paced - no set timetable
      • 12 months to complete course

      From: $25.00 / week for 26 weeks

      Clear

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