Advanced Canine Health and Care
As a pet care professional, you cannot know too much about health issues that affect the dogs you see in your business. Dogs are taken to the veterinarian infrequently, perhaps once a year for vaccinations, sometimes not even that frequently. Owners are usually unaware of their pets’ health and well-being, as they have so much else occupying their consciousnesses, and they see their pets every day, making any gradually developing health issues invisible to them.
The pet care professional, whether he or she is a groomer, bather, daycare provider, trainer or boarder, sees the dog far more frequently than the veterinarian, and less frequently than the owner. Changes in health should be more obvious to pet care professionals and we should be trained to recognize early signs of many disorders to keep pets healthy and get the owner to take the dog to the vet when necessary.
You may not be a vet, but you are the dog’s advocate, and it is your job to let an owner know when you suspect something is wrong that necessitates a visit to the vet. You are the first line of defense for each and every pet that you handle, so being knowledgeable about the illnesses and injuries that afflict these pets is a huge part of your job.
The Man’s Best Friend Series is a prerequisite for this course. After completing this course and the 6 courses in the Man’s Best Friend Series you receive your Specialist in Canine Health and Care.
You will study and learn all about:
Understanding of common genetic diseases among dogs.
Understanding of common communicable diseases among dogs.
Understanding of parasitic and protozoal diseases among dogs.
Understanding common cancers in dogs.
Learning what the most common injuries and accidents to dogs are, and how to deal with them.
Learning about nutrition, so that a dog’s health may be enhanced.
Learning about the common afflictions of the dog’s skin and eyes.
Learning about common household items that are toxic to the dog.
Instructor Driven Purchase by the Course
Tuition by the Course - Instructor Driven $500
Read and Test Out Purchase by the Course
Tuition by the Course - Read and Test Out by the Course - Express and Take at Your Own Pace $100
Instructor Driven Purchase by the Course Series
Tuition by the Course Series - Instructor Driven $450
Read and Test Out Purchase by the Course Series
Tuition by the Course Series - Read and Test Out by the Course - Express and Take at Your Own Pace $80
You can purchase by the course or purchase by a series to receive a discount. You can also purchase by the program to receive the biggest savings.
Course 7 of 7 to complete the Specialist in Advanced Canine Health and Care
Form and Function
First Aid and CPR
Variations and Creations
Canine Health and Well Being
If you work with dogs all day, you owe it to yourself and to the pets in your care to achieve a specialist level and rank to be the best at taking care of man's best friend.