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Course Description

Cat and dog drinkingBringing home a new pet to join your family is always a fun and exciting time.  But it also comes with a huge responsibility.  This animal now depends on you for food, shelter, medical care, and companionship.  In short, you hold their very life in your hands.  This fun and informative course will help you cover all the basics of animal care.  Every thing from feeding recommendations, bathing tips, and basic first aid topics are covered in just 12 easy to learn lessons.  Just follow along and you'll be a pro in no time at all!


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Course Lessons

  • Lesson 1. Feeding Your Dog

    This lesson discusses the different nutritional phases in a dog's life from puppy hood to the senior years.
  • Lesson 2. Feeding Your Cat

    This lesson discusses whether to feed dry or moist food and what kind of treats should be considered.
  • Lesson 3. Basic Pet Care Items

    Bringing home a new pet is a fun and exciting time for any family, but it can also be very hectic. Pets come with their own list of needs, and it can get long. Not only long, but confusing. Just think about those long aisles at your local pet store and yo
  • Lesson 4. Bathing Your Pet

    This lesson gives the basics of how to wash your cat or dog.
  • Lesson 5. Grooming Your Pet

    Grooming your pet is about much more than just cutting their hair. Taking care of a few basic grooming chores can vastly improve your pet's overall health. In fact, regular grooming of your pet allows you to become familiar with their bodies and helps you
  • Lesson 6. Heartworm Treatment

    Heartworms are a bothersome and potentially deadly parasite that can infect many different species of animals. The infection comes from your pet being bitten by an infected mosquito.
  • Lesson 7. Knowing When to Intervene

    In this section we are going to learn what constitutes an emergency. It is so vitally important that you know what you can and can't treat safely. While having a solid base of first aid knowledge might just save your pet's life, not knowing your limits ca
  • Lesson 8. General First Aid Precaution

    While we realize that most first aid situations will end with a trip to the vet, a vet is not always around. Since it seems like these types of situations only crop up at the most in opportune time, it's not likely that your vet will overview.
  • Lesson 9. Handling Poisoning

    We have stated several times in this course just how important it is to seek help if you feel that your pet has been poisoned. However, we feel that the topic is serious enough to warrant its own lesson. In this lesson we are going to take an in depth loo
  • Lesson 10. Pet Proofing your Home

    We know that bringing a new pet home to join your family is a fun and exciting experience. We also know that it is one that your home might not be quite ready for. In fact, it is likely that your home is filled with potential hazards to a new dog or cat.
  • Lesson 11. Cleaning Up after your Pet

    When you make the decision to make a pet a part of your family it is your responsibility to take the good right along with the bad. Everyone loves to play with the new puppy or kitten and love on them, but often help becomes scare when they make a mess.
  • Lesson 12. Choosing a Pet Boarding Facility

    Going on vacation can be a wonderful thing, but it always leads to that age-old question. What about the pets? Most of us know that we are going to have to leave our pets at one time or another. But you don't want to leave your babies with just anyone.
Course Title: Dog & Cat First Aid, Care & Maintenance
Languages: English - United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, and other English speaking countries
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Course Number: 7550004
Course Type: General Education
Course URL: http://petfirstaid.onlineclasses.com
Instructor: Cathleen Chouinard
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Duration: Continuous: Enroll anytime!
Requirements: View Technical Requirements
Course Fee: Basic Course: $35.00 (no CEU Certification)
  with CEU Certification: $60.00
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11 Contact Hours
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CEU Value: 1.1 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
Standard: Course Adheres to the ANSI/IACET 1-2007 Standard
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), 1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500, McLean, VA 22102.
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Summarize how to properly feed your dog.
  • Summarize how to properly feed your cat.
  • Summarize the basic pet care items you'll need.
  • Describe the proper ways to bathe your pet.
  • Describe the proper ways to groom your pet.
  • Define Heartworm Treatment.
  • Summarize general first aid precautions to take with your pet.
  • Describe ways on how to handle poisoning or a pet.
  • Describe methods for pet proofing your home.
  • Summarize what to look for when choosing a pet boarding facility, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
An IntroductionAssignment5
Assignment 1: Feeding TipsAssignment25
Lesson 1 ExamExam9
Assignment 2: Cat FoodAssignment25
Lesson 2 ExamExam10
Assignment 3: Pet Care ItemsAssignment40
Lesson 3 ExamExam10
Assignment 4: Bathing Cats and DogsAssignment30
Lesson 4 ExamExam10
Assignment 5: Grooming Cats and DogsAssignment40
Lesson 5 ExamExam10
Assignment 6: Heatworm TreatmentAssignment30
Lesson 6 ExamExam10
Assignment 7: When pet is unwell.Assignment25
Lesson 7 ExamExam10
Assignment 8: First AidAssignment40
Lesson 8 ExamExam10
Assignment 9: Symptoms of Poisoning and TreatmentAssignment45
Lesson 9 ExamExam10
Assignment 10: Household Hazards for PetsAssignment40
Lesson 10 ExamExam10
Assignment 11: Pet Mess CleanupAssignment30
Lesson 11 ExamExam9
Final Assignment: Boarding for Dogs and CatsAssignment40
Lesson 12 ExamExam10
Final ExamExam55
Total Points:588

Student Testimonials

  • "It was all helpful to me as a refresher course." -- Cynthia B.
  • "I liked that each topic contained a lesson, an assignment and an exam and all subjects were given equal importance." -- Melodi L.

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