Essential Cat and Kitten Care SYLLABUS

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