À propos

The needs of older animals are different to an adult animal. Pets are prone to health problems as they get older. They could be at risk of high blood pressure, diabetes, incontinence, or heart disease. They could be less mobile or less keen to go for long walks. 

Care of the Senior Pet is an invaluable guide for the concerned pet parent who wants 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 Senior Pet” doesn’t shy away from tackling important issues such as judging quality of life and knowing when to say that final goodbye.

By studying this online accredited course, you’ll learn as much as you can about the needs of older pets. You’ll learn about how to adapt the diet and exercise for healthy and happy older pets to help them in the right way. Be the best owner possible by recognizing symptoms of distress, pain, or disease for prompt treatment.

Learn to read the mind of a senior pet, and to understand his behavioral, physical and mental difficulties. In this way you can keep him stimulated and healthy for as long as you possibly can.

Conditions requises

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.

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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

Who is this course for?

  • Any pet parent whose animal is six years old or more and wants to correctly take care of him and keep him active and agile for as long as possible
  • Dog sitters, pet carers and volunteers at shelters who want to confidently handle older animals to keep them calm and safe
  • Professionals wanting to gain a competitive edge through a certified course to show that they are continually learning new skills and can handle the older four-legged clients

    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 are eligible to access a certificate of achievement or other accreditation options to recognize your achievement.

    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.

    Creator

    Dr Pippa Elliott, BVMS MRCVS

    Expertise: Animal Health and Wellness, Veterinary

    Dr Pippa Elliott, BVMS MRCVS, is a veterinarian with 27 years' experience in companion animal practice. As a child, Pippa was pony-mad and can't remember a time when she didn't want to be a vet. She started volunteering at her local clinic at the age of 14, and it was a dream come true when she was accepted for vet school. She graduated from the University of Glasgow, UK. Her knowledge and dedication has helped transform the lives of thousands of students and pets from around the world.

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    Care of the Senior Pet

    8578 étudiants. Accrédité par ICOES. Certifié par CPD.

    8578 étudiants. 
    Accrédité par ICOES.
    Certifié par CPD.

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    À propos

    The needs of older animals are different to an adult animal. Pets are prone to health problems as they get older. They could be at risk of high blood pressure, diabetes, incontinence, or heart disease. They could be less mobile or less keen to go for long walks. 

    Care of the Senior Pet is an invaluable guide for the concerned pet parent who wants 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 Senior Pet” doesn’t shy away from tackling important issues such as judging quality of life and knowing when to say that final goodbye.

    By studying this online accredited course, you’ll learn as much as you can about the needs of older pets. You’ll learn about how to adapt the diet and exercise for healthy and happy older pets to help them in the right way. Be the best owner possible by recognizing symptoms of distress, pain, or disease for prompt treatment.

    Learn to read the mind of a senior pet, and to understand his behavioral, physical and mental difficulties. In this way you can keep him stimulated and healthy for as long as you possibly can.

    Conditions requises

    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

    Who is this course for?

    • Any pet parent whose animal is six years old or more and wants to correctly take care of him and keep him active and agile for as long as possible
    • Dog sitters, pet carers and volunteers at shelters who want to confidently handle older animals to keep them calm and safe
    • Professionals wanting to gain a competitive edge through a certified course to show that they are continually learning new skills and can handle the older four-legged clients

      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 are eligible to access a certificate of achievement or other accreditation options to recognize your achievement.

      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.

      Creator

      Dr Pippa Elliott, BVMS MRCVS

      Expertise: Animal Health and Wellness, Veterinary

      Dr Pippa Elliott, BVMS MRCVS, is a veterinarian with 27 years' experience in companion animal practice. As a child, Pippa was pony-mad and can't remember a time when she didn't want to be a vet. She started volunteering at her local clinic at the age of 14, and it was a dream come true when she was accepted for vet school. She graduated from the University of Glasgow, UK. Her knowledge and dedication has helped transform the lives of thousands of students and pets from around the world.