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About the course

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.

    Requirements

    Holly and Hugo courses are designed for anyone with an interest in learning. No formal qualifications are required. 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.

    Lessons

    Course Breakdown

    Module 1: How Old is Old?
    • 1.1 Introduction to Aging
    • 1.2 Pet to Human Years
    • 1.3 The Aging Dog
    • 1.4 The Aging 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 Hospice Care
    • 6.4 What Happens at the End?
    • 6.5 Coping with Loss
    • 6.6 Links to Grief Counselling Organizations for Pet Parents

    Career

    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

      Certification details

      • Students complete each lesson in full, and answer exam questions at the end of each course module. If the pass rate exceeds 55% on each exam then you can download a PDF certificate of completion to recognize your achievement. 
      • The courses are accredited by ICOES, the International Council for Online Education Standards, assuring our students of our commitment to high standards of online education. Students can apply for an ICOES certificate (for a fee) on completion of a course.
      • Courses are also recognized by the CPD, Continued Professional Development, body in the UK. CPD accredited courses count towards CPD hour records and certificates are available for a fee on request.

      Author

      Dr Pippa Elliott, BVMS MRCVS

      Expertise: Health, 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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      About

      About the course

      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.

        Requirements

        Holly and Hugo courses are designed for anyone with an interest in learning. No formal qualifications are required. 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.

        Lessons

        Course Breakdown

        Module 1: How Old is Old?
        • 1.1 Introduction to Aging
        • 1.2 Pet to Human Years
        • 1.3 The Aging Dog
        • 1.4 The Aging 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 Hospice Care
        • 6.4 What Happens at the End?
        • 6.5 Coping with Loss
        • 6.6 Links to Grief Counselling Organizations for Pet Parents

        Career

        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

          Certification details

          • Students complete each lesson in full, and answer exam questions at the end of each course module. If the pass rate exceeds 55% on each exam then you can download a PDF certificate of completion to recognize your achievement. 
          • The courses are accredited by ICOES, the International Council for Online Education Standards, assuring our students of our commitment to high standards of online education. Students can apply for an ICOES certificate (for a fee) on completion of a course.
          • Courses are also recognized by the CPD, Continued Professional Development, body in the UK. CPD accredited courses count towards CPD hour records and certificates are available for a fee on request.

          Author

          Dr Pippa Elliott, BVMS MRCVS

          Expertise: Health, 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.

          2343 Students

          Guarantee

          Accredited

          Accredited