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Essential Cat and Kitten Care - CPD Certified

Expert Animal Training | Internationally Accredited | Certificate Included | Lifetime Access

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Offer ends 13 December 2019
Study method
Online, self-paced
50 Hours
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Lifetime access
50 CPD points / hours
Additional info
  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price

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Everything the serious cat-guardian needs to know about cat and kitten care.

The practical skills you will gain from this course:

  • Pick the Right Cat: Understand what type of cat (ie purebred vs shelter, adult vs kitten, indoor vs outdoor animal) is best for you and feel confident about choosing the pick of the litter
  • Introduce Cats: Know cat body language and the no-hiss way to introduce a new cat to your existing fur-friends
  • Keep your Cat Healthy: Understand basic cat facts such as the preventative healthcare your cat needs and how to keep them physically and mentally fit and well
  • Be Confident about Cat Food and Feeding: Make informed decisions about feeding your cat for optimal good health
  • Grooming and Coat Care: Feel confident about clipping claws and keeping your cat’s coat in pristine condition
  • Cat Communication: Understand what cat body language is telling you about their mood and how this can help you get along together
  • Prevent Boredom: Know how to channel a cat’s natural instinct to climb and scratch, in order to prevent boredom and the cat from becoming destructive
  • Cat Behavior: Understand the importance of play for a cat’s well-being, and how a cat uses their senses to read the world around them
  • Litter Box Best Practice: House soiling can sour a good relationship, so learn how to make a litter box irresistible to decrease the chance of inappropriate toileting.

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Cats are precious so discover the best way to handle and enjoy living or working with these beautiful pets of all ages and breeds.

Understanding your cat and its character will make you a better pet parent.

Know the right nutrition for a healthy happy cat at every stage from kitten to old age, and why cats should eat meat.

Read the signs that your cat is happy, sick or about to attack.

Understand why your cat goes on a daily patrol or throws a hissy fit when a newbie enters the house.

Channel your cat's natural instinct to climb and scratch to prevent boredom and ruined furniture.

Understand essential cat facts about healthcare and nutrition.

Groom your cat and care for her claws.

Understand where your cat is at by reading her body language and noise.


  • 1.1 Shelter vs Purebred
  • 1.2 Adult vs kitten
  • 1.3 Indoor vs outdoor
  • 1.4 Choosing the kitten / cat
  • 1.5 Making friends
  • 1.6 Finding a cat-friendly vet


  • 2.1 What makes a healthy cat?
    • Mental stimulation
    • Express natural behaviors
    • Good condition
    • Good diet
    • Coat care
    • Preventative healthcare
    • Vet checkups / pet insurance
  • 2.2 Preventative healthcare
    • Parasite txts
    • Vaccinations
    • ID chips
    • Desexing
    • Dental Care
    • Older cat
  • 2.3 Mental stimulation
    • Importance of play
    • Training
    • Hunting food
    • Catio
  • 2.4 Express Natural Behaviors
    • Climbing
    • Scratching
    • Hunt
    • Hide
    • Safe environment


  • 3.1 Normal grooming behavior
  • 3.2 Over grooming behavior
  • 3.3 Caring for your Cat’s Coat(brushing and combing/knots)
  • 3.4 Clipping claws
  • 3.5 Bathing


  • 4.1 Meat Eating
  • 4.2 Birth to Leaving home
  • 4.3 Hunting behavior
  • 4.4 Feeding preferences
  • 4.5 Obesity and diets


  • 5.1 Normal toileting
  • 5.2 Litter Box Success
    • Types of tray
    • Types of substrate
    • Siting and number
  • 5.3 Litter box issues
    • Trouble shooting
    • De-oderizing


  • 6.1 Voice
  • 6.2 Body Language
  • 6.3 Marking


  • 7.1 Play and learning
  • 7.2 Senses
  • 7.3 Society
  • 7.4 Aggression
  • 7.5 Mating

Who is this course for?

Whether you are a first time owner or experienced cat guardian, this course is purr-fect if you want to:

  • Understand the essentials of feline preventative healthcare, including the latest news on heartworm in cats.
  • Have an appetite to understand cat food and feeding, such as what to feed, how, and when for optimal good health.
  • Learn practical cat facts such ashow to groom, clip claws, and bathe your cat
  • Decode cat body language, behavior, and communication into something you understand
  • Prevent boredom and channel antisocial behaviors, such as climbing or scratching, into less destructive activities
  • Uncover the secrets of good cat litter box habits so that house soiling becomes less likely


No previous experience required.

Fully compatible with PC’s, Mac’s, Laptop, Tablet and Smartphone devices.

All tests are online and already included in the price.

Career path

  • Set up your own business as a cat sitter or run a cattery
  • Candidates with an interest in working with cats who can show potential employers they have studied an accredited course
  • Existing animal care workers in pursuit of promotion or a raise

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heather asked:

good afternoon Could u please let me know if u receive a certificate at the end if u pass as i would like to take some more courses regards heather


At the end of the Cat Care course you will receive a pdf certificate confirming course completion, which can be used as proof of study for employment. You will also be eligible to order a Hard Copy certificate issued by ICOES, but this is optional. The same process applies if you want to take more classes. You purchase the course from REED and we will be giving you the details on how to get started after 24 hours.

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Carly asked:

Can teenagers complete these courses please?


This Cat Care course is quite easy to follow and there is no age restriction.

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