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Certificate in Domestic Cat Care

599.00

Develop your passion for domestic cat care

Turn your love for domestic cats into a potential cat care career path via online learning. This comprehensive cat care course will help you understand what drives feline behaviour and how best to address health issues with a preventative mindset. You will discover how breeders operate and what it takes to run a domestic cat care business effectively. Gain insights into cat nutrition and dietary approaches that may produce excellent well-being results across various breeds. Enrol in the Certificate in Domestic Cat Care today to map out a future that starts with passion.

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Course Duration

6 Months Access | ~80 hours
Study at your own pace – students generally complete one module per-week. See our free course guide for detailed duration information.

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I’ve gone from working in a pathology office to now hanging out with some super cute dogs!’ Janet’s journey is far from over, and she has big plans to take her career even further. Ultimately, she hopes to help expand her friend’s business to include mobile grooming, a must-have for many clients in today’s busy world.

CAREER BENEFITS

  • Understand the power of preventative cat care
  • Discover optimum ways to care for your domestic cat
  • Learn how to start or purchase a feline care business
  • Focus on grooming, pregnancy, or common ailments in domestic cat care
  • Understand better the nature of feline ill health and how to treat it
  • Gather skills that may lead to further study or an exciting career path
  • Receive support from experienced professionals

COURSE CONTENTS

  • Basic Feline Needs – Basic Duties of the Cat Owner
  • Food and water
  • Shelter and Containment
  • Health care for sick cat
  • Grooming
  • Claw trimming
  • Bathing
  • Travel
  • Housebreaking
  • Introducing a new cat at home
  • Cats with babies and children
  • Cats and dogs
  • Cat breeds – pedigrees and non-pedigrees
  • Skin
  • Eyes
  • Ears
  • Nose
  • Mouth
  • Digestive system
  • Reproductive system
  • Domestic cat breeds
  • International and national associations
  • Long haired breeds – characteristics, common health problems, temperaments, care, history
  • Semi-long haired breeds – characteristics, common health problems, temperaments, care, history
  • Short haired breeds – characteristics, common health problems, temperaments, care, history
  • Preventative care
  • Vaccinations
  • Recognising ill health
  • Dealing with emergencies
  • Artificial breathing and heart massage
  • How to induce vomiting
  • Specific situations to deal with e.g. burns, wounds, dehydration, hypothermia (and many more)
  • Poisoning
  • Wounds
  • Bandaging
  • Restraining for treatment
  • Transportation of the injured cat
  • Desexing
  • Internal parasites
  • Roundworms
  • Hookworms
  • Tapeworms
  • Whipworms
  • Lungworms
  • Stomach worms
  • Bladder worms
  • Flukes
  • Worm control
  • External parasite
  • Ticks
  • Fleas
  • Mites
  • Common ailments and diseases (numerous)
  • Skin disorders
  • Introduction to foods and feedings
  • Dietary options
  • Free feeding
  • Scheduled, portion controlled feeding
  • Understanding dietary requirements
  • Kittens (0-12 months)
  • Pregnant and lactating cats
  • Fussy cats
  • Obesity and overweight cats
  • Underweight cats
  • Geriatric cats
  • Raw diets
  • Toxic foods
  • Understanding the cats mind
  • Personality and temperament differences
  • How cats communicate
  • Body language
  • Sleeping routines and circadian rhythms
  • Play
  • Behavioural problems
  • Recognise and understand aggression
  • Dealing with aggression
  • Inappropriate elimination
  • Excessive vocalisation
  • Geriatric dysfunction
  • Controlling killing wildlife
  • Eating disorder
  • Abnormal suckling
  • Separation anxiety
  • Cat breeding industry
  • Ethics in animal breeding
  • A brief look at genes
  • Sexual behaviour
  • Socialisation of kittens
  • Problem based learning project – Improving Standards for Ethical Breeding
  • Grooming services
  • Professional training and handling
  • Day care or boarding facilities
  • Rehoming and fostering
  • Using cats as therapy pets
  • Health care industry
  • Feline therapy services – hydrotherapy, physiotherapy, massage
  • Retail and manufacturing industry
  • Pet funerals and memorials
  • Business basics for self-employment in the feline industry
  • Laws and small business
  • The importance of keeping records
  • Buying an established business
  • Buying a franchise
  • Approaches to business planning
  • Problem based learning project – Starting a Small Business in the Cat Industry

We donate a portion of all course proceeds to the ISPCA

  • The Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ISPCA) is Ireland’s largest national animal welfare charity, and represents a number of affiliated member societies.  Together the ISPCA and our members help, rescue, treat and responsibly rehome tens of thousands of animals of all different species.
  • The Career Academy donates a portion of all course proceeds to the ISPCA, with the funds going toward their rehabilitation and adoption programs.

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There are no entry requirements or prerequisites to enrol on this course. You can enrol online directly by clicking on “Enrol Now” and following the prompts.  

Alternatively, you can enrol over the phone with our friendly student advisors – call 01 437 8559 or email info@careeracademy.ie

This course costs €499.00 or only €25 per week on a no-deposit, interest-free payment plan. Click here to get started now. 

This course takes approximately 80 hours, and you’ll have up to 6 months to complete. Study in your own time, at your own pace. Most of The Career Academy courses are designed so that you do one module a week, but if life gets busy, you can apply for a course extension if you need more time.

Upon completing this course, you will better understand how to best care for domestic cats in a work or personal setting.

Contact a friendly student advisor on 01 437 8559 to learn about potential career outcomes and where our courses could take you. You’ll also receive a FREE CV review.

Your course is delivered through our online learning platform, which you can access from any web browser 24/7 to work whenever and wherever you want. You can also interact with your tutors and other students within the learning environment. Online learning allows you to make the best use of your time and puts all the necessary resources at your fingertips. There are no set course start dates; you can start whenever you are ready, and your tutors and student services will check in on your progress and help you every step of the way.

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Absolutely! You’ve got a 14-day cooling-off period (trial period) at the start of your course. Take that time to review all your learning material and get a feel for online learning. If you decide the course isn’t for you within the trial period, you’ll get a full money-back guarantee*.

Learning to care for your domestic cat is easy with The Career Academy Certificate in Domestic Cat Care.

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