Care of the Senior Pet

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

Care of the Senior Pet

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

  • Strengthen the bond between you and your pet by fully understanding the changing needs of a senior animal
  • Learn at your own pace in the comfort of your own home and be able to refer back to modules when necessary
  • Gain a competitive advantage for your business by showing clients you know how to handle their older furry friends
$119
  • 95% recommend
  • Fully accredited by ICOES
  • Free PDF Certificate
  • 14 days money back guaranteed
  • 50 online study hours

95% THUMBS UP 95% of students recommend our courses

FULLY ACCREDITED All our courses are accredited by ICOES and CPD Certification Service.

FREE PDF CERTIFICATE You can prove your commitment with a certificate upon completion

14 DAYS MONEY BACK If our course isn't for you, you have 14 days to claim your money back guarantee

30 ONLINE STUDY HOURS You have 90 days to complete the course and one year to start it

ABOUT THE COURSE

  • 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 WILL LEARN (SKILLS YOU’LL GET)

  • 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

ABOUT THE COURSE

  • 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 WILL LEARN (SKILLS YOU’LL GET)

  • 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

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

  • 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

HOW IT WILL HELP YOU

  • 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

COURSES MODULES

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

36548 STUDENTS

126 COUNTRIES

5960 HAPPY PETS IN 2017

15497 COURSES ENROLLED IN 2017

OUR COURSES HAVE BEEN WRITTEN BY PURR-FESSIONALS

Dr Pippa

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.

GETTING YOUR CERTIFICATE IS AS EASY AS IT LOOKS:

Step 1

Registration

Follow the easy registration process to enroll in your course today.

Step 2

Study

Absorb course content easily with clearly structured information, helpful illustrations and hands on video tutorials. Study anywhere, anytime that suits you within your course duration.

Step 3

Assessment

Reinforce new learning with assessment of important points at the end of each module.

Step 4

Certification

On completion, receive your certificate which confirms your achievement.

ADDITIONAL COURSE INFO

HOW DOES IT WORK

  • Once you sign up for the course you will have 12 months to activate it. Once activated, you have 90 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.

COURSE ACCREDITATION

  • 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.

CAREER PATH

  • 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.

WHAT STUDENTS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT HOLLY AND HUGO

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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