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The Feline Course is an excellent course for pursuing a career with cats as well as anyone interested in the general care, behaviour and welfare of cats.
This course is relevant for careers working with cats in animal rescue charities, boarding catteries, veterinary surgeries etc.
Learn about cat care and welfare, nutrition, first aid, behaviour & psychology, enrichment for cats and transportation.
Feline Health & Welfare
Module 1 of this Feline Course contains comprehensive information about carrying out health checks & identifying common health disorders, common diseases & parasites in cats.
The module also includes information about first aid principles and first aid treatments for cats.
Anatomy and physiology of cats
Gain an understanding about the basic anatomy and physiology of cats.
Learn about the social history of the domesticated cat and about the psychology of the cat through social learning development and genetics.
This module also explores how physiological systems may contribute towards social learning, social conditioning and response.
Learn about the nutrient groups and their components. This module also covers the function of each nutrient type and the need for specific nutrients in the feline diet.
Transportation, Handling and Restraint
Learn how to restrain, handle and carry cats humanely to ensure minimised stress for the animal and to reduce bite and scratch risks for the carer.
This module also explores how to recognise and reduce stress when transporting cats.
Environmental enrichment, stress reduction and basic grooming
Ensuring that cats have the opportunity to exercise is very important as this along with carefully planned environmental enrichment can help to minimise stress and thereby reduce illness.
This module also covers the basics of cat grooming; another vital part of feline well being and health.
(Course cost is all inclusive of tutoring fees, assessments, materials and course registration)
The domestic cat (Felis cattus) is probably a descendent of a wild cat that lived in Africa that became domesticated many thousands of years ago. With their ancestor in mind , the domestic cat must be cared for according to their nature and biology . They are obligate carnivores, need animal protein in their diet and not plant protein. Whether one owns a cat or a cat has decided to own you, is a responsibility to take seriously. Their health and welfare depends on you, their carer. What you do will determine if they are happy and content with the life they lead.