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Study to work and care for cats


Feline biology and care is a comprehensive, challenging course aimed at CPD requirements, personal interest and those working with the cat for their welfare. There are 6 units and assignments set at the equivalent to study level 3.


The course examines the anatomy and physiology of Felis catus, their nutrition, behaviour and daily care with the view to a better understanding of their needs. The final unit approaches the issue of 'too many cats-not enough homes' and investigates rescue centres and the accommodation for such cats.

Feline Biology and Care is accredited by

Course content

Unit 1  Feline Anatomy & Physiology


To have an understanding of the cat as an organism and animal, their anatomy and physiology must be investigated.


Content summary


  • Structure to function

  • Circulatory & Respiratory systems

  • Skeletal system

  • Integumentary system

  • Physiology and biochemistry

  • Osmoregulation and the kidney

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Unit 2   Feline Care - Nutrition


Content summary


  • Digestive system structure and physiology

  • Hypercarnivore/obligate carnivore modifications

  • The Nutrient Groups

  • Biochemistry of the nutrients

  • Water

  • Commercial foods for cats

Unit 3  Feline Care - Physical Health


Content summary


  • Daily care

  • Preventative care

  • Signs of ill-health

  • Nutrient functions and health

  • Disease and health issues

  • The Immune system

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Unit 4  Feline Behaviour (Introduction)


The domestic cat is a Felid and as such, will demonstrate behaviours typical of the Felidae.


Content summary


  • Innate and learned behaviours

  • Body language

  • Vocalisation

  • Olfactory communication

  • Applying behaviour to care and welfare

Unit 5  Feline Care - Enrichment


Content summary


  • Human-cat relationship

  • Behaviour and enrichment

  • Preventing feline distress

  • House-bound cats

Assignments are are divided into levels of achievement so you have a choice as to whether to attempt more than the pass level.


The approximate learning hours for this course are 100. This figure does not include own research and self-learning activities to support the unit content or, assignment work. 

Unit 6  Feline Care - Rescue Cats


Content summary


  • The problem of over-population

  • Rescue centres

  • Behaviour and accommodation design at rescue centres

  • Attitudes toward types of cat e.g. black cats

  • Education - public and rescue centres

Course fee: £425.00


Instalments: these are made by standing order at £42.50 p.c.m. International transactions will incur additional fees. You can try unit 1 before committing to the whole course.


Course materials are sent via email but paper copies are available for an additional fee of £15 per unit. Postage charges may need to be added depending on your location.

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International bank transfers incur a minimum £25.00 fee to cover currency exchange and bank charges

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