Unit # 1
Anatomy, Physiology & Health Checks
Learn about body functions & processes in the domestic cat including, digestive tract processes; respiratory & heart rate, circulatory, blood & heart function; cells & tissues; skeletal system; excretory system; nervous & endocrine systems; urinary system: renal function. Study body system processes and understand their function in the cat. Learn about the structure & function of the integumentary system of the cat. Including, the skin: structure & function. Claws, hair/fur structure & function; retractable claws, dermis & epidermis. Subcutaneous tissues; secretory glands, self-grooming. Learn how to identify how the integumentary system is structured to meet its function for the cat.
Unit # 2
Feline Health & Welfare
Learn about the basic principles of first aid for felines and how to preserve life and prevent further pain and stress until professional treatment is available. Learn how to use improvised first aid equipment including, improvised muzzles, stretchers & splints and how to assemble a feline first aid kit.
This unit also contains information about vital signs, cleaning wounds and applying dressings. Learn about handling techniques used for injured, ill or distressed cats.
Feline First Aid Course
The Feline First Aid Course explores the objectives and rules of first aid, what should be included in a first aid kit and creating a safe environment.
This course teaches methods of improvising items such as stretchers and splints and explains how to carry or restrain injured animals.
After covering the subject of vital signs, cleaning wounds and applying dressings, it goes on to examine some common circumstances that have resulted in injury and how to deal with them.
These include traffic accidents, cuts and breaks, different types of burns, stings and poisons and more.
Knowledge of how to apply first aid to cats is essential for all people working with cats and for cat owners.
Feline First Aid
Learn about the Daily Health Check & how to recognise common health problems in the cat, handling, basic behaviour, signs of illness and recognising common feline health problems including: FUS, abscess, cystitis, hairballs, renal failure, acute abdomen, poisoning and parasitic infections.
Understand how to manage first aid treatment of a range of common injuries to the cat including, eye injuries, punctures/bite injuries; cuts & grazes; how to treat for shock, trauma or distress, monitoring vital signs: heart rate, respiratory rate, blood flow, poisons and road traffic incidents.