À propos

Care of the Older Pet is an invaluable guide for the concerned pet parent who wishes their senior pet to get the most out of life.

This course is all about keeping your pet healthy, happy, and active into their senior years

Old dogs and old cats are more prone to health problems and this course helps you understand the signs and symptoms, as well as treatment options. But “Care of the Older Pet” doesn’t shy away from tackling important issues such as judging quality of life and knowing when to say that final goodbye.

Ce Que Vous Apprendrez

This course gives you an understanding of the aging process in cats and dogs, and practical tips on how to give them a comfortable, stimulating, and enjoyable old age so they stay fitter for longer.

You’ll learn coping strategies for pets with disabilities such as blindness, deafness, and loss of mental ability. It alerts you to the special needs of senior pets in areas such as diet, exercise, grooming, and healthcare.

The course includes a module on pain management, arthritis, and adapting the home to help the older pet with mobility problems.

Prérequis

International Open Academy courses are designed for anyone with an interest in learning. No formal qualifications are required to study with us. Our courses are suitable if you want to learn new skills, start a new career, or if you’re already working in a particular industry and wish to upgrade your talents and enhance your resume.

Leçons

Module 1: How Old Is Old?

  • Introduction to Ageing
  • Pet to Human Years
  • The Ageing Dog
  • The Ageing Cat
  • Staying Healthy for Longer
  • Signs Your Pet Should See the Vet

Module 2: Behavioral Changes In Senior Pets

  • Mental vs Physical Problems
  • Senior Moments
  • Changes in the Senses
  • Mental Stimulation
  • Help a Grieving Pet
  • Introducing a New Pet

Module 3: Special Considerations For Mature Pets

  • Giving Drugs to Older Pets
  • Reducing Anesthesia Risks
  • Coat Care
  • Dental Problems
  • Diet and Senior Pet

Module 4: Mobility And Pain Issues

  • Conditions Causing Pain
  • Signs of Pain
  • Nutraceuticals
  • Physical Therapy
  • Treating Pain
  • Environment Changes

Module 5: Health Problems Of Senior Pets

  • Cancer
  • Cushing’s
  • Diabetes
  • Heart Disease
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Incontinence
  • Kidney Disease
  • IBD
  • Prostate Disease

Module 6: Saying Goodbye

  • Planning Ahead
  • Knowing when it’s Time
  • Quality of Life Scale
  • Hospice Care
  • What Happens at the End?
  • Coping with Loss
  • Links to Grief Counselling Organizations for Pet Parents

Carrière

A qui s'adresse ce cours ?

This course is essential reading if you are:

  • The pet parent of an ageing cat or dog who wishes to plan ahead for an active old age
  • An owner who wants to keep their older pet fitter for longer
  • A pet parent struggling to cope with a senior pet’s needs, such as senile behavior
  • An owner wishing to improve their older pet’s quality of life and keep them comfortable
  • Owners who want to better understand their pet’s age-related health problems
  • Those struggling to come to terms with knowing when it’s time to say a final goodbye

Perspectives de carrière

  • Candidates with an interest in working with animals
  • Anyone interested in a career in veterinary medicine or animal care
  • Those interested in owning animals, volunteering at animal shelters, or fostering animals.
  • Existing animal care workers in pursuit of promotion
  • Those seeking to improve the lives of senior pets

Certification

You will be required to complete each lesson in full, and answer exams at the end of each course module. If your pass rate exceeds 55% on each exam then you will receive a certificate of completion, to recognize your achievement. You can immediately download your PDF course certificate from IOA.

Most of our courses will earn you credits through Continuing Education (CE) / Continuing Professional Development (CPD). CE/CPD points are accepted and recognized by professional member bodies and academic institutions across the US and internationally.

All courses are accredited by the International Council for Online Educational Standards (www.icoes.org). When successfully completing a course, students can choose to purchase an ICOES certificate that recognizes the achievement, from this third-party institution.

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Care of the Senior Pet

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    À propos

    Care of the Older Pet is an invaluable guide for the concerned pet parent who wishes their senior pet to get the most out of life.

    This course is all about keeping your pet healthy, happy, and active into their senior years

    Old dogs and old cats are more prone to health problems and this course helps you understand the signs and symptoms, as well as treatment options. But “Care of the Older Pet” doesn’t shy away from tackling important issues such as judging quality of life and knowing when to say that final goodbye.

    Ce Que Vous Apprendrez

    This course gives you an understanding of the aging process in cats and dogs, and practical tips on how to give them a comfortable, stimulating, and enjoyable old age so they stay fitter for longer.

    You’ll learn coping strategies for pets with disabilities such as blindness, deafness, and loss of mental ability. It alerts you to the special needs of senior pets in areas such as diet, exercise, grooming, and healthcare.

    The course includes a module on pain management, arthritis, and adapting the home to help the older pet with mobility problems.

    Prérequis

    International Open Academy courses are designed for anyone with an interest in learning. No formal qualifications are required to study with us. Our courses are suitable if you want to learn new skills, start a new career, or if you’re already working in a particular industry and wish to upgrade your talents and enhance your resume.

    Leçons

    Module 1: How Old Is Old?

    • Introduction to Ageing
    • Pet to Human Years
    • The Ageing Dog
    • The Ageing Cat
    • Staying Healthy for Longer
    • Signs Your Pet Should See the Vet

    Module 2: Behavioral Changes In Senior Pets

    • Mental vs Physical Problems
    • Senior Moments
    • Changes in the Senses
    • Mental Stimulation
    • Help a Grieving Pet
    • Introducing a New Pet

    Module 3: Special Considerations For Mature Pets

    • Giving Drugs to Older Pets
    • Reducing Anesthesia Risks
    • Coat Care
    • Dental Problems
    • Diet and Senior Pet

    Module 4: Mobility And Pain Issues

    • Conditions Causing Pain
    • Signs of Pain
    • Nutraceuticals
    • Physical Therapy
    • Treating Pain
    • Environment Changes

    Module 5: Health Problems Of Senior Pets

    • Cancer
    • Cushing’s
    • Diabetes
    • Heart Disease
    • High Blood Pressure
    • Hypothyroidism
    • Hyperthyroidism
    • Incontinence
    • Kidney Disease
    • IBD
    • Prostate Disease

    Module 6: Saying Goodbye

    • Planning Ahead
    • Knowing when it’s Time
    • Quality of Life Scale
    • Hospice Care
    • What Happens at the End?
    • Coping with Loss
    • Links to Grief Counselling Organizations for Pet Parents

    Carrière

    A qui s'adresse ce cours ?

    This course is essential reading if you are:

    • The pet parent of an ageing cat or dog who wishes to plan ahead for an active old age
    • An owner who wants to keep their older pet fitter for longer
    • A pet parent struggling to cope with a senior pet’s needs, such as senile behavior
    • An owner wishing to improve their older pet’s quality of life and keep them comfortable
    • Owners who want to better understand their pet’s age-related health problems
    • Those struggling to come to terms with knowing when it’s time to say a final goodbye

    Perspectives de carrière

    • Candidates with an interest in working with animals
    • Anyone interested in a career in veterinary medicine or animal care
    • Those interested in owning animals, volunteering at animal shelters, or fostering animals.
    • Existing animal care workers in pursuit of promotion
    • Those seeking to improve the lives of senior pets

    Certification

    You will be required to complete each lesson in full, and answer exams at the end of each course module. If your pass rate exceeds 55% on each exam then you will receive a certificate of completion, to recognize your achievement. You can immediately download your PDF course certificate from IOA.

    Most of our courses will earn you credits through Continuing Education (CE) / Continuing Professional Development (CPD). CE/CPD points are accepted and recognized by professional member bodies and academic institutions across the US and internationally.

    All courses are accredited by the International Council for Online Educational Standards (www.icoes.org). When successfully completing a course, students can choose to purchase an ICOES certificate that recognizes the achievement, from this third-party institution.

    7122 Students

    de Remboursement

    Accrédité

    Accrédité