Distance learning course for Cat & Dog first aid.
The perfect opportunity to study cat and dog first aid at your own pace
- In your own time, without limits.
- At home
- At work
- No pressure to complete by a certain date.
There is no substitute for attending a ‘hands on’ course like our regional/local courses,
This online cat and dog first aid course is ideal for cat anddog owners or any person involved in working and caring for cats and dogs;
- Boarding Kennels
- Cat Owners
- Dog Hydrotherapy
- Dog Owners
- Dog Trainers
- Dog Walkers
- Police & Guard Dogs
- Service Dogs
- In fact anyone who owns a cat/dog or wishes to develop a career with cats and dogs.
This is a knowledge based theory course as opposed practical hands-on training. This distance learning cat and first aid course is packed with solid, important information that may help you save a cat or cat’s life.
What will you learn from this online cat and dog first aid course?
There are FIFTEEN modules in the course, each being delivered via email following the completed questions for the previous. This means, you receive Module 1, then the question sheet. Once we received your answers, we send Module two and so-on.
You cannot skip a module or choose the order because each follows in a particular sequence.
The following is a list of the modules.
Module 1. When to call a vet
There will be instances when you need to make a quick decision as to whether or when you should take the cat or dog to the vet.
This module is probably the most important because it covers most eventualities and guides you as to whether or when to call a vet immediately, during the same day or within 24 hours.
The range is vast and deals with incidents such as fits and seizures, drowning, choking etc. – Example: Abnormal urination in a male cat…. Sudden paralysis in the hind part, a cat or dog with frostbite or heatroke, seizures, fights, severe bleeding etc.
Module 2. Being prepared for a cat or dog medical emergency
Starting with your first aid kit for cats and dogs, putting together your rapid response action plan including dealing with your vet in an emergency.
Module 3. Top to tail examination
Learning where to look, what to look for, knowing signs and indications that things may not be right, and what to do.
Module 4. Knowing a dog or cat’s vital signs
There are two reasons why you need to know a dog and cats vital signs, one is so you know when things are not right with the health of the animal but the second is to provide your vet with this vital information. Handing over a client’s cat or dog to the vet professionally is crucial and displays your competence to the vet, which is likely to result in more business for you!
Module 5. Heart, circulation and Respiratory system
The heart being the pump or engine to maintain blood flow, feeding and maintaining vital organs is crucial to the cat and dog’s life. Here you will gain knowledge about the heart’s job, how it works and what to do when things go wrong – this module also covers shock.
What happens when a cat or dog breathes in, what does that air do?, what happens when a cat or dog stops breathing? and what to do. What does rapid or slow breathing mean?
Module 6. Types of wounds
Undertanding the various types of wounds not only helps you treat them to promote recovery but also helps you communicate better with your vet in passing on important informaton.
Module 7. Bleeding and infection control
Bandages and dressings, what to use, what not to use, cleaning a wound, preventing infection are all crucial to reducing pain and preventing further injury.
Module 8. Bites and stings
Wasps and bees, cats, dogs and other animals as well as snakes can cause tremendous harm to your dog or cat and even a small puncture wound as a result of a bite could result in death, so learning how to deal with bites and stings in cats and dogs.
Module 9. Muscles and Bones
Fractures and sprains. When bones and muscles come under severe impact, they can disabilitate a cat or dog, sometimes for life. Rapid response with first aid treatment can not only reduce pain but also prevent deformity.
Module 10. Poisoning, Stomach and Digestive
Intentional or accidential poisioning, vomitting, diarrhea – a whole host of incidents can cause severe problems to the internal workings of a cat and dog – knowing when to induce vomitting and when not to is the difference between causing more trauma How to deal with posioning, understanding the various ways of how cats are poisioned are covered in this module.
Module 11. Choking.
Choking does happen and you will need to know what to do and what not to do.
Module 12. Drowning.
Cats might not like water but they can still drown by accidental falls or sinister activity. Dogs drown, despite their ability to swim well. Quick action can save a life,
Module 13. Electric shock.
Electric shock might be more likely to happen with kittens and young dogs if they chew on electric cables. However other possible incidents even in mature cats and dogs include faulty wiring, live garden equipment cables, broken electrical circuits and, lightning strikes during thunderstorms.
Module 14. Ticks.
Ticks can carry diseases and a cat or dog can transport disease-carrying ticks into your home where they might attach themselves to you or your family members. Ticks spread diseases which, in some cases, can be very serious.
Module 15. Feline andCanine Diseases
Cats and dogs are prone to a number of specific feline/canine illnesses. It is always better to knowing what the indications are and how to determine the best, most effective treatment. Even simple issues like viruses and worms.
Get Module 1 now and study at your leisure, when you are comfortable and confident, request the question sheet, send it back to us with your answers and weill send module two.
When all modules are complete and you have achieved 80% or over correct, you will receive your certificate via email to print and display!
You can save it on your computer and even email to anybody who may need to see your qualification.
The cost is only £47.50 for the entire course, that is all fifteen modules!
This has to be the most extensive, comprehensive distance learning course for Cat and Dog First Aid at an incredible low price.
If you have more than one person intending to take the course, the question sheets will be different, certificates are issued only to the person registered for the course.
Three people enjoy a lower price of £125.
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