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Kennel Cattery Management Course
Caring for Dogs
The first module of the kennel cattery management course is all about dogs and it includes the following:
The Daily Health Check & common health disorders including purposes, actions, observations, recording and recognising, treating and preventing common health issues.
Basic canine grooming and how to recognise and deal with parasites.
Nutritional disorders including Diet & health; malnutrition: obesity, starvation, nutrient deficiencies; foods: bought V homemade; food groups; ESAs & EAAs.
The module includes information about caring for an older dog including signs of ageing; illnesses; nutritional requirements; exercise; psychological changes; management; how to keep the older dog healthy & happy in a kennel environment.
Caring for Cats
This module of the kennel cattery management course is all about cats and includes the following:
General health & welfare and the Daily Health Check. Including basic handling skills and how to recognise and respond to & identifying common health disorders including FUS, abscess, cystitis, hairballs, renal failure, acute abdomen, poisoning, parasitic infections, etc.
Gain an understanding about feline nutritional disorders including health and diet, dealing with starvation and obesity and home made diets V bought foods for cats.
& diseases as well as parasites, grooming and nutrition as well as The 5 Freedoms, UK animal welfare legislation and how this relates to cats.
Learn how to care for the older cat including: signs of ageing; illnesses; nutritional requirements, illnesses, exercise, psychological changes and how to ensure the older cat is kept healthy & happy in a cattery environment.
Health & Hygiene
In this module of the kennel cattery management course, you will learn about companion animal diseases and their causes. Learn about viral, bacterial, fungal, parasitic, hereditary & those caused by environmental factors and pathways of disease transmission.
In this kennel cattery management course, you will learn to recognise signs and causes of ill health and disease and when to visit the vet.
Crucially, learn how to prevent the spread of infections and diseases in a kennel or cattery environment. This section includes: Basic hygiene; bactericides; fungicides; viricides. Sterilisation of equipment & materials, aseptic techniques. Safe use of chemicals – hazard symbols, changes to hazard symbols. Disposal of waste – hazardous, non-hazardous and statutory waste regulations.
Companion Animal First Aid
Learn how to deal with emergencies and the basic first aid principles for companion animals including how to check vital signs and administer first aid to maintain life until professional treatment is available.
Understand a range of essential first aid actions to carry out in the event of various common incidents affecting companion animals.
In this module of the kennel cattery management course, you will learn about what a companion animal first aid kit should contain; what items & materials need to be included, where to find them, how to store them and what they are used for
Learn how to improvise & use items such as muzzles, stretchers & splints.
What style of management should you have? What is the difference between management and leadership? This module looks at different styles that may be used in running a kennel and cattery establishment
Environmental Enrichment, Stress Reduction and Bite Avoidance
Learn how to provide adequate exercise & environmental enrichment in order to reduce stress for the dog and the cat in kennel and cattery environments.
Understand how to recognise, prevent and respond to companion animal aggression.
In this kennel cattery management course module, you will also learn about Stress Reduction & Bite Avoidance.
Please contact us if you would like to enrol WITHOUT the practical placement
(Course cost is all inclusive of tutoring fees, assessments, materials and course registration)