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Care of the Senior Pet

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  • Holly and Hugo by ICOES
  • Fully CPD/CE Certified
  • Instant Free PDF Certificate
  • Recommended by 95% of Students
  • 24/7 Access
  • 4026 Students Enrolled
  • 30 Study Hours
  • 45 Days to complete the course

ABOUT THIS COURSE

Keep pets healthy and happy for as long as possible through diet, exercise and pain relief


  • Know everything you can about the needs of senior pets and how to take care of them
  • Necessity of adapting 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 the best way to care for your pet on a more personal level to build a stronger relationship through old age
  • Show prospective clients or employers that you care enough about animals to study the needs of the older citizens

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

  • You will broaden your knowledge to better understand the changing needs of pets and the problems they face as they get older
  • Follow our course written by experience vets at your own pace to help senior animals in the right way
  • Learn to read the mind of a senior pet, and to understand his behavioral, physical and mental difficulties so you can keep him stimulated and healthy
  • Any pet parent whose animal is six years old or more who 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 you are continually learning new skills and can handle the older four-legged clients
  • Learn about your animals’ changing behavior so you can adapt how you respond to his needs to provide the best possible care
  • Understand animals better to help land your dream job with animals by showing how much you respect them
  • Come to terms with the changing habits and funny little ways of your furball so that your relationship deepens
  • This course is suitable for all pet parents who want to care for their animals as best they can when they get older
    Anyone who works with pets so they can understand the ageing process and how to keep animals healthy and happy.
  • Studying an accredited course will give professionals a competitive advantage over their rivals.
  • Certification will will prove to employers that you are serious in your wish to land a dream job with animals.

HOW DOES IT WORK

  • Once you sign up for the course you will have 12 months to activate it. Once activated, you have 45 days to learn about living with ageing pets and how to care for them.
  • The course will only take about 30 hours to complete with helpful advice on the changes in ageing pets, disease they may face, treatments and coping with the final farewell.
  • You can set your own pace of study because it is completely online and available on any device. You can study anytime, anywhere so there's no pressure. These are some of the reasons that Holly and Hugo are the perfect partners for busy people.
  • At the end of each module is an exam to pass to make sure you have fully taken in each stage. These modules are easy to understand and, therefore, easy to remember. You can revisit the material for a refresher if you want to look something up.
  • Once the course is completed, all modules saved and exams passed you will be able to download your pdf certificate. You’ll be also eligible to apply for an ICOES hard copy certificate.

WHAT SUPPORT WILL I GET DURING THE COURSE?

  • Our courses are designed to be easy to use without the need to download material. Should you need any assistance, we have a help centre available in your student area 24/7 or you can contact our awesome Customer Support team during the working hours. We're just a phone call or email away.
  • From time to time, we also organize live webinars with a vet which you can join in and have any queries or questions professionally answered to help you enjoy a better understanding of animals.
  • Holly and Hugo is a professional company with an international team of experts, including veterinary surgeons, compiling the courses. The main veterinarians involved in our courses are Pippa Elliott BVMS MRCVS who graduated from the University of Glasgow, UK, and has 27 years' experience and Deborah Shore DVM, who graduated from Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine.
  • You will be getting up-to-date information from experienced professionals so you can be confident the advice is credible.
  • In return for your dedication, you can receive a certificate of study.
  • Holly & Hugo courses are accredited by ICOES, the International Council for Online Education Standards, assuring our students our commitment to high standards of online education.
  • We are also a recognized member of the CPD Certification Service. Our CPD accredited courses will count towards your CPD hour records. Through Continuing Professional Development (CPD/CE), individuals show their commitment to gain new skills to contribute to their personal and professional development, improve their job prospects, enhance and evolve in their career.
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

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Step 4

Certification

Once you have completed your course, you will automatically receive your certification. Well done, the last step to 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

100% AUTHENTIC STUDENT TESTIMONIALS

It has improved my life, I have started my own Pet Sitting business and left the corporate world to pursue my passion and dream. So to put it mildly it has change my world for the best. What would I say to friends is what I already say to them, take the course: it's a great value and you will learn, unlike other online courses that teach you nothing, with Holly and Hugo you have to pass a test and they are not easy questions to get certified. Patricia Lackner - United States

It has improved my life, I have started my own Pet Sitting business and left the corporate world to pursue my passion and dream. So to put it mildly it has change my world for the best. What would I say to friends is what I already say to them, take the course: it's a great value and you will learn, unlike other online courses that teach you nothing, with Holly and Hugo you have to pass a test and they are not easy questions to get certified. Patricia Lackner - United States

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  • Holly and Hugo by ICOES
  • Fully CPD/CE Certified
  • Instant Free PDF Certificate
  • Recommended by 95% of Students
  • 24/7 Access
  • 4026 Students Enrolled
  • 30 Study Hours
  • 45 Days to complete the course
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