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Certificate in Cat Welfare Course Guide

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Certificate in Cat Welfare Course Guide


This course covers the history of cats, from their ancient origins to modern companionship, you will explore biology, and physiology including the unique senses of cats, skeletal and muscular structure, reproductive anatomy, growth, and development stages of cats.
This course explores cat behaviour, including territorial marking, hunting instincts, grooming, communication, aggression, play, social structures, and stress management. Participants learn to interpret cat behaviour, foster strong bonds, manage aggression, and use positive reinforcement for training, enhancing cat welfare and owner satisfaction.
This course covers essential cat nutrition, types of food, feeding schedules, common dietary problems, special considerations, homemade diets, and reading food labels. From proteins to portion control, it equips cat owners with knowledge to ensure feline health and well-being.
This course covers comprehensive preventive healthcare for cats, emphasising regular check-ups, vaccinations, parasite control, nutrition, dental care, and emergency first aid. Owners learn to recognise signs of illness, prioritise senior cat care, and administer basic first aid.
This course covers common surgical procedures in cats, including spaying, neutering, dental surgeries, tumour removal, orthopaedic and soft tissue surgeries, and emergency procedures, along with post-operative care essentials such as pain management, wound care, activity restriction, monitoring, dietary considerations, and follow-up appointments for optimal feline health.
This course covers feline reproduction and genetics, detailing the oestrus cycle, mating, gestation, birth, and kitten care. It emphasises ethical breeding, genetic testing, selective breeding, and spaying/neutering to ensure cat health and welfare, guiding breeders to maintain breed standards, genetic diversity, and minimise hereditary diseases.
This course covers comprehensive cat care, including grooming, litter box training, travel preparation, indoor safety, handling techniques, selecting accessories, and boarding services. It emphasises maintaining health, hygiene, and a stimulating environment to ensure the well-being and happiness of domestic cats.
This course explores Feline Environmental Enrichment and Welfare, emphasising the creation of stimulating environments for cats. It covers natural behaviours, interactive toys, vertical spaces, social interaction, outdoor safety, and cat-friendly gardens to ensure cats’ physical, mental, and emotional well-being.
This course explores responsible cat ownership, ethical breeding and selling, adopting from shelters, community cat management, ethical dilemmas, and advocating for feline rights. Topics include proper care, TNR programs, colony care, and public education. It emphasizes compassion, welfare, and ethical decision-making in cat management.
This course covers practical applications in cat welfare, from healthcare to emergency preparedness. Chapters include home environment assessments, recognising signs of distress, handling behaviour, volunteering, and career paths. It emphasizes proactive care for feline companions to ensure their health, safety, and well-being.


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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.

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