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Essential Cat and Kitten Care

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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
  • 4092 Students Enrolled
  • 40 Study Hours
  • 45 Days to complete the course

ABOUT THIS COURSE

Cats are precious so discover the best way to handle and enjoy living or working with these beautiful pets of all ages and breeds.


  • Find out why your cat arches her back or sticks out its whiskers. You can learn a lot from reading the body language - and decide your next move accordingly
  • Don’t put your pet at risk by imposing your diet on him. Find out the nutrition she needs as a kitten right through to old age
  • Find out about cats before you bring one into your home! Choose the right cat for your lifestyle and look after her the best you can by understanding her every need and mood
  • Understanding your cat and her character will make you a better pet parent - you may look at your little meow monster in a whole new way after making your way through the modules!
  • Sparing just 40 hours to work through our ICOES-accredited course will enable you to build a strong and healthy relationship with your pet while being prepared for any incidents

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

  • Know the right nutrition for a healthy happy cat at every stage from kitten to old age, and why cats must eat meat
  • Read the signs that your cat is happy, sick or about to attack plus understand why your cat goes on a daily patrol or throws a hissy fit when a newbie enters the house
  • Get the lowdown from qualified vets on the best way to care for your cat or clients including grooming techniques, at play, interacting, bonding and stopping her from being bored
  • Any pet parent who wants to learn more about their cat’s behavior and needs, so they can be confident they’re providing the right care - all the time
  • Anyone who works with animals and wants to build up a better working relationship with their four-legged - and two-legged - clients
  • Anyone who runs a pet-related business or cat-sitting service and wants to provide a better service for clients so they can have confidence their pets are in capable hands
  • Learn more about your cats’ behavior so you can care for her better and not get frustrated because you’re misreading what she’s telling you
  • Provide a calmer environment for cats because you can deal with any situations plus know how to keep her entertained and looking fabulous
  • Gain a competitive edge as an existing business or set up your own business through your increased knowledge of cats and their care
  • Anyone who works with or handles cats will benefit from increasing their knowledge of these furballs.
  • If you want to set up your own business as a cat sitter or run a cattery and want to show clients that you are continually learning.
  • Everyone who works in a pet shop or veterinary practice, for example, and wants to improve their knowledge
    Candidates with an interest in working with cats who can show potential employers they have studied an accredited course.
  • Those interested in owning cats, volunteering at animal shelters, or fostering animals.
  • Existing animal care workers in pursuit of promotion

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 essential care for your cat and kitten.
  • The course will only take about 40 hours to complete. From the minute you start the course you will begin to learn about the type of cat or kitten which is right for you and how to look after her so she’s healthy and happy.
  • 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.

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, (www.icoes.org) , 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: Choosing Your Cat
  • 1.1 Shelter vs Purebred
  • 1.2 Adult vs kitten
  • 1.3 Indoor vs outdoor
  • 1.4 Choosing the kitten / cat
  • 1.5 Making friends
  • 1.6 Finding a cat-friendly vet
Module 2: The Healthy Cat
  • 2.1 What makes a healthy cat?
    • Mental stimulation
    • Express natural behaviors
    • Good condition
    • Good diet
    • Coat care
    • Preventative healthcare
    • Vet checkups / pet insurance
  • 2.2 Preventative healthcare
    • Parasite txts
    • Vaccinations
    • ID chips
    • Desexing
    • Dental Care
    • Older cat
  • 2.3 Mental stimulation
    • Importance of play
    • Training
    • Hunting food
    • Catio
  • 2.4 Express Natural Behaviors
    • Climbing
    • Scratching
    • Hunt
    • Hide
    • Safe environment
Module 3: Grooming
  • 3.1 Normal grooming behavior
  • 3.2 Over grooming behavior
  • 3.3 Caring for your Cat’s Coat(brushing and combing/knots)
  • 3.4 Clipping claws
  • 3.5 Bathing
Module 4: Feeding
  • 4.1 Meat Eating
  • 4.2 Birth to Leaving home
  • 4.3 Hunting behavior
  • 4.4 Feeding preferences
  • 4.5 Obesity and diets
Module 5: Litter Box Matters
  • 5.1 Normal toileting
  • 5.2 Litter Box Success
    • Types of tray
    • Types of substrate
    • Siting and number
  • 5.3 Litter box issues
    • Trouble shooting
    • De-oderizing
Module 6: Cat Communication
  • 6.1 Voice
  • 6.2 Body Language
  • 6.3 Marking
Module 7: Cat Behavior
  • 7.1 Play and learning
  • 7.2 Senses
  • 7.3 Society
  • 7.4 Aggression
  • 7.5 Mating

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: Choosing Your Cat
  • 1.1 Shelter vs Purebred
  • 1.2 Adult vs kitten
  • 1.3 Indoor vs outdoor
  • 1.4 Choosing the kitten / cat
  • 1.5 Making friends
  • 1.6 Finding a cat-friendly vet
Module 2: The Healthy Cat
  • 2.1 What makes a healthy cat?
    • Mental stimulation
    • Express natural behaviors
    • Good condition
    • Good diet
    • Coat care
    • Preventative healthcare
    • Vet checkups / pet insurance
  • 2.2 Preventative healthcare
    • Parasite txts
    • Vaccinations
    • ID chips
    • Desexing
    • Dental Care
    • Older cat
  • 2.3 Mental stimulation
    • Importance of play
    • Training
    • Hunting food
    • Catio
  • 2.4 Express Natural Behaviors
    • Climbing
    • Scratching
    • Hunt
    • Hide
    • Safe environment
Module 3: Grooming
  • 3.1 Normal grooming behavior
  • 3.2 Over grooming behavior
  • 3.3 Caring for your Cat’s Coat(brushing and combing/knots)
  • 3.4 Clipping claws
  • 3.5 Bathing
Module 4: Feeding
  • 4.1 Meat Eating
  • 4.2 Birth to Leaving home
  • 4.3 Hunting behavior
  • 4.4 Feeding preferences
  • 4.5 Obesity and diets
Module 5: Litter Box Matters
  • 5.1 Normal toileting
  • 5.2 Litter Box Success
    • Types of tray
    • Types of substrate
    • Siting and number
  • 5.3 Litter box issues
    • Trouble shooting
    • De-oderizing
Module 6: Cat Communication
  • 6.1 Voice
  • 6.2 Body Language
  • 6.3 Marking
Module 7: Cat Behavior
  • 7.1 Play and learning
  • 7.2 Senses
  • 7.3 Society
  • 7.4 Aggression
  • 7.5 Mating

100% AUTHENTIC STUDENT TESTIMONIALS

I have a degree in animal behaviour so it helped me to expand and relearn my knowledge around animal health and care. It also made me feel more confident about analyzing certain behaviours and in how to approach training. Jade Thomas - United Kingdom

I have a degree in animal behaviour so it helped me to expand and relearn my knowledge around animal health and care. It also made me feel more confident about analyzing certain behaviours and in how to approach training. Jade Thomas - United Kingdom

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  • Fully CPD/CE Certified
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  • Recommended by 95% of Students
  • 24/7 Access
  • 4092 Students Enrolled
  • 40 Study Hours
  • 45 Days to complete the course
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