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Care of the Senior Pet

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ABOUT THIS COURSE

Strengthen the bond between you and pets by fully understanding the changing needs and nutrition of a more mature animal


“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.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

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.

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

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

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.

To receive certification, you must:

  • Complete every page of the course
  • Pass the exams with a minimum score of 55% for each (each module includes a test based on key learning objectives in that study topic)

If you meet this criteria, your certificate of successful completion will be emailed to you immediately after you finish the course

You will also have the option to order a hard copy certificate directly from ICOES. (www.icoes.org)

This course is CPD/CE accredited. Our CPD accredited courses count towards the total of CPD hours to submit for your job role. CPD points are accepted and recognized by employers from both the public and private sectors, and academic institutions across the UK and internationally.

Module 1: How Old Is Old?
  • 1.1 Introduction to Ageing
  • 1.2 Pet to Human Years
  • 1.3 The Ageing Dog
  • 1.4 The Ageing Cat
  • 1.5 Staying Healthy for Longer
  • 1.6 Signs Your Pet Should See the Vet
Module 2: Behavioral Changes In Senior Pets
  • 2.1 Mental vs Physical Problems
  • 2.2 Senior Moments
  • 2.3 Changes in the Senses
  • 2.4 Mental Stimulation
  • 2.5 Help a Grieving Pet
  • 2.6 Introducing a New Pet
Module 3: Special Considerations For Mature Pets
  • 3.1 Giving Drugs to Older Pets
  • 3.2 Reducing Anesthesia Risks
  • 3.3 Coat Care
  • 3.4 Dental Problems
  • 3.5 Diet and Senior Pet
Module 4: Mobility And Pain Issues
  • 4.1 Conditions Causing Pain
  • 4.2 Signs of Pain
  • 4.3 Nutraceuticals
  • 4.4 Physical Therapy
  • 4.5 Treating Pain
  • 4.6 Environment Changes
Module 5: Health Problems Of Senior Pets
  • 5.1 Cancer
  • 5.2 Cushing’s
  • 5.3 Diabetes
  • 5.4 Heart Disease
  • 5.5 High Blood Pressure
  • 5.6 Hypothyroidism
  • 5.7 Hyperthyroidism
  • 5.8 Incontinence
  • 5.9 Kidney Disease
  • 5.10 IBD
  • 5.11 Prostate Disease
Module 6: Saying Goodbye
  • 6.1 Planning Ahead
  • 6.2 Knowing when it’s Time
  • 6.3 Quality of Life Scale
  • 6.4 Hospice Care
  • 6.5 What Happens at the End?
  • 6.6 Coping with Loss
  • 6.7 Links to Grief Counselling Organizations for Pet Parents

RECEIVE YOUR CERTIFICATE IN 4 SIMPLE STEPS

Step 1

Register

Follow the easy peasy enrollment process

Step 2

Study

Absorb and remember course content with our easy-to-follow, structured information and helpful illustrations. And yes - you can study anywhere, anytime, from any device

Step 3

Evaluations

Reinforce your learning with quizzes at the end of each module

Step 4

Certification

Once you’ve successfully completed your course and passed the exams, you’ll receive your certification. Congratulations on your amazing achievement!

Module 1: How Old Is Old?
  • 1.1 Introduction to Ageing
  • 1.2 Pet to Human Years
  • 1.3 The Ageing Dog
  • 1.4 The Ageing Cat
  • 1.5 Staying Healthy for Longer
  • 1.6 Signs Your Pet Should See the Vet
Module 2: Behavioral Changes In Senior Pets
  • 2.1 Mental vs Physical Problems
  • 2.2 Senior Moments
  • 2.3 Changes in the Senses
  • 2.4 Mental Stimulation
  • 2.5 Help a Grieving Pet
  • 2.6 Introducing a New Pet
Module 3: Special Considerations For Mature Pets
  • 3.1 Giving Drugs to Older Pets
  • 3.2 Reducing Anesthesia Risks
  • 3.3 Coat Care
  • 3.4 Dental Problems
  • 3.5 Diet and Senior Pet
Module 4: Mobility And Pain Issues
  • 4.1 Conditions Causing Pain
  • 4.2 Signs of Pain
  • 4.3 Nutraceuticals
  • 4.4 Physical Therapy
  • 4.5 Treating Pain
  • 4.6 Environment Changes
Module 5: Health Problems Of Senior Pets
  • 5.1 Cancer
  • 5.2 Cushing’s
  • 5.3 Diabetes
  • 5.4 Heart Disease
  • 5.5 High Blood Pressure
  • 5.6 Hypothyroidism
  • 5.7 Hyperthyroidism
  • 5.8 Incontinence
  • 5.9 Kidney Disease
  • 5.10 IBD
  • 5.11 Prostate Disease
Module 6: Saying Goodbye
  • 6.1 Planning Ahead
  • 6.2 Knowing when it’s Time
  • 6.3 Quality of Life Scale
  • 6.4 Hospice Care
  • 6.5 What Happens at the End?
  • 6.6 Coping with Loss
  • 6.7 Links to Grief Counselling Organizations for Pet Parents

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I can’t begin to explain how great your courses are, but here goes. They are comprehensive, offer up-to-date skills and were very enjoyable. What a fantastic academic institution, the prices are fair and with many approaches to pricing, they really do offer excellent opportunities which are affordable. Brian MacGregor - United Kingdom

I can’t begin to explain how great your courses are, but here goes. They are comprehensive, offer up-to-date skills and were very enjoyable. What a fantastic academic institution, the prices are fair and with many approaches to pricing, they really do offer excellent opportunities which are affordable. Brian MacGregor - United Kingdom

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