Introduction to Cat Grooming and Health
Cats spend nearly half of their waking lives engaged in some form of grooming behaviour.
It is easy to dismiss this as cats simply being clean creatures, but there are bigger reasons for grooming habits than just aesthetics.
Understanding more about grooming and its connection to a cat’s health, as well as the greater health issues cats may face, is a huge part of being able to provide good feline care.
This course gives you an overview of grooming and feline health, with topics spread out across two modules.
The first discusses grooming and grooming habits in detail.
We talk about the reasons why cats display this behaviour and what changes to grooming habits may mean.
The second module discusses feline health, giving you an introduction to the common ailments cats can suffer from, along with symptoms and what can be done to help.
The course finishes with a discussion of veterinary care, stressing the importance of regular check-ups.
You Will Learn:
- The specific reasons why cats groom themselves and others
- The physical and emotional benefits your cat receives from grooming
- How you can help cats with underdeveloped grooming habits
- Information about diseases and other health concerns you may see when working with cats
- Information about the importance of vaccines for all cats, not just outdoor ones
Benefits of Taking This Course
- Gain a better understanding of normal grooming habits, so you can be on the lookout for any changes
- If you are a professional who works with cats, you can obtain useful information about ailments and vet selection you can pass on to your customers
- If you work with animals or you hope to as a future career, this course tells you what you need to know regarding grooming and its link to health
- If you are thinking about getting a cat, you can learn more about how to keep them safe, happy and healthy
- Learn more about the potential health issues cats can face in advance of interacting with them, so you can be prepared
Who can take the Introduction to Cat Grooming and Health Certification course?There are no entry requirements to take the course.
What is the structure of the course?The course is broken down into 2 individual modules. Each module takes between 20 and 90 minutes on average to study. Although students are free to spend as much or as little time as they feel necessary on each module.
Where / when can the course be studied?The course can be studied study at any time and from any internet connected device
Is there a test at the end of the course?Once you have completed all 2 modules there is a multiple choice test. The questions will be on a range of topics found within the 2 modules. The test, like the course, is online and can be taken a time and location of your choosing.
What is the pass mark for the final test?The pass mark for the test is 70%.
What happens if a user fails the test?If the user doesn’t pass the test first time they will get further opportunities to take the test again after extra study. There are no limits to the number of times a test can be taken.
How long does it take to complete the Introduction to Cat Grooming and Health Certification course?We estimate that the course will take about 1.10 hours to complete in total, plus an additional 30 minutes for the end of course test.