My Cat and I: The Essentials of a Responsible Cat Owner

Offered by School of Life Sciences & Chemical Technology

Short Course / 1 day

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

Course Information

Cats can be quirky, playful, aloof, affectionate and most of the time, very independent. But although they make relatively low-maintenance pets, caring for your ‘purry’ companion does take some know-how if you want your feline friend to be happy and healthy.

This workshop is perfect for any cat owner, new or existing, to acquire practical and essential skills on providing optimum care for their cat.

Learning Outcomes

You will learn the basics of medical and health care as well as methods to keep your cat in a hygienic but stimulating environment.

You will also gain a good understanding of the rules and regulations of keeping a cat in Singapore.

Course 
Schedule

Upcoming run
Course Dates: 24 Sep 2022
Application Period: 1 Jul – 28 Aug 2022
Duration: 1 day
Time: 9am to 5pm
Ngee Ann Polytechnic reserves the right to reschedule / cancel any programme, modify the fees and amend information without prior notice.
Future run
Course Dates: TBC
Application Period: TBC – Please register your interest now (https://goo.gl/forms/MUpb6vVvTpz2xdzm1)
Duration: 1 day
Time: 9am to 5pm
Ngee Ann Polytechnic reserves the right to reschedule / cancel any programme, modify the fees and amend information without prior notice.

Lesson Plan

  • Perform basic physical examination on your cat
  • Perform basic ear cleaning and nail trimming procedures
  • Perform a body condition score
  • Understand nutritional needs of a cat at different stages
  • Identify the food types which are toxic to cats
  • Create a secure environment for an indoor cat in a high-rise building
  • Provide a mentally enriching and stimulating environment for a cat
  • Work with the layout of a house so that it is suitable for a single- or multi-cat household
  • Various types of preventive medication and vaccinations, and on the common zoonotic diseases carried by cats
  • Minimize the chances of contracting any zoonotic diseases from a cat
  • Understand feline vaccination protocols, internal and external parasite control
  • Administer pills and liquid medication to a cat
  • Understand the pros and cons of sterilizing your cat
  • Interpret the body language of a cat
  • Acquire knowledge on the rules and regulations of keeping a cat in Singapore

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

Certification

This course will be delivered in English and has NO assessment.


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


Course Fees

Eligible for funding by National Silver Academy. NSA Funding ends 31 Oct 2022.

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.

Course fee is payable upon acceptance. It is inclusive of 7% GST and subject to review.

Applicants / Eligibility Fees
Singapore Citizens (SC) aged 50 and above$142.50
Full Course Fee$267.50