Canine Health and Welfare

At a Glance

Assessment Type:
MCQ Online
Delivery Method:
The course might take around 3 to 5 hours depending your speed. There is no time limit to complete the course, and being online, the modules can be accessed when convenient to you. 
Course Prerequisites:


Whether you have owned dogs for many years, about to embark on your first canine journey or are a pet professional wanting to expand your canine knowledge, this Canine Health and Welfare course is for you. Here you will learn how to identify illness and any actions you may need to take.  

Overview in brief

This course covers topics such as; infectious diseases, parasites, common health issues and how to care for a senior dog.

The finer details

This course consists of 3 online modules that cover the knowledge of common diseases and health issues relevant to dogs in the UK, and a short assessment of multiple choice and true/false questions. 

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Who should attend?
The course is suitable for pet professions such as dog walkers, groomers, kennel owners, and anyone working with dogs. Dog owners will also find it useful. 
What will be covered?

Module 1 covers: The Animal Welfare Act, Microchipping, Performing a basic health check, Grooming, Nutrition, Canine Enrichment, Giving Medication, How a Dog Shows Pain, Zoonosis and Vaccination.

Module 2 covers: Common Canine Diseases, Endoparasites and Ectoparasites.

Module 3 covers: The Brachycephalic Dog, Inherited Health Issues, Care of the Senior Dog, Common Health Problems in Senior Dogs, Kidney Disease, Diabetes, Heart Disease, Liver Disease, Cancer and Mental Decline.  
Other areas of interest?

We would also recommend that dog owners and pet professionals undertake the Canine First Aid course. This course will equip you with valuable dog first aid skills and the confidence to cope in emergency situations with your dog or a dog in your care.

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