Household Solutions to Common Ailments in Pets

Offered by School of Life Sciences & Chemical Technology

Short Course / 1 day / TGS-2019507755

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Course Information
Learning Outcomes
Course Schedule
Lesson Plan
Trainer Profile
Course Fees

Course Information

As a pet parent, you no doubt want your furkid to be comfortable, happy and healthy. This course will equip pet owners with the skills and knowledge to provide suitable home remedies for common minor ailments for pet dogs and cats.

It also educates pet owners to determine when home remedies are appropriate and when it is necessary to seek professional veterinary treatment.

Learning Outcomes

You will gain the knowledge and skills to provide natural solutions to improve and sustain the health and welfare of your pets.


Course Date: 10 Aug 2024
Application Period: 10 Jun 2024 – 21 Jul 2024
Duration: 1 day
Time: 9am to 5pm
Venue: Ngee Ann Polytechnic

Ngee Ann Polytechnic reserves the right to reschedule / cancel any programme, modify the fees and amend information without prior notice.

Lesson Plan

Course Description
  • apply home remedies for skin diseases in dogs and cats
  • apply home remedies and over-the-counter products for treatment and prevention of external parasites (ticks, fleas, mites) in dogs and cats
  • deal with home grooming accidents in dogs and cats
  • respond to toxin ingestion by a pet dog or cat
  • administer home remedies for constipation in dogs and cats
  • administer appropriate home remedies for vomiting and diarrhea in dogs and cats
  • administer home remedies for musculoskeletal problems such as arthritis and sprains in dogs and cats
  • administer remedies for bad breath in dogs and cats
  • understand and administer the different types of supplements available for different ailments in dogs and cats
  • understand and administer remedies for anxiety disorders such as phobias, separation anxiety and stress in dogs and cats
  • differentiate between situations where home remedies are appropriate and where professional veterinary treatment is needed

Trainer's Profile

Dawn Wong

Dr Dawn Wong is a graduate of the University of Melbourne. As a licensed veterinary surgeon in Singapore and the United Kingdom, her special interests include feline medicine, soft tissue surgery, and veterinary acupuncture. Dr Dawn also lectures for the Specialist Diploma in Veterinary Clinical Practice and the Diploma (Conversion) in Veterinary Clinical Science at Ngee Ann Polytechnic. She owns three cats, three dogs and a hamster


Certificate of Attendance will be awarded to participants who achieve at least 75% attendance.

Course Fees

Eligible for funding by National Silver Academy NSA Funding period for this course is from 1 Apr 2024 to 31 Mar 2025.

National Silver Academy NSA Funding
Singaporeans aged 50 years and above who wish to apply for the course at the special course fee will need to email a copy of their NRIC during the course fee payment before the course commencement.

SkillsFuture Credit
All Singaporeans aged 25 and above can use their $500 SkillsFuture Credit from the government to pay for a wide range of approved skills-related courses. Visit the SkillsFuture Credit website to choose from the courses available on the Training Exchange course directory.

GST Increment in 2024
Please note that the GST rate will be revised to 9% with effect from 1 Jan 2024. As such any payable course fees will be subjected to the new GST rate adjustments in 2024. Please refer to our STEP portal for the updated fees. (Click on STEP)


  • The fees below are determined based on prevailing funding policies and subject to review and revision.
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Ngee Ann Polytechnic reserves the right to reschedule/cancel any programme, modify the fees and amend information without prior notice.

Applicants / Eligibility Fees
Full Course Fee$250.70