Designed to improve animal health, Penn Foster's Natural Health Care for Pets Certificate teaches the ways of holistic animal care. This introductory course provides students with the basic principles of natural health, emotional aspects of companion animals, and natural health modalities for animal care. Students discuss basic herbal terminology, herbal preparations to promote animal health, and dosage information. Students study the use of herbs for the promotion of wellness for a companion animal, as well as holistic approaches for pet ailments.
Students use massage to improve the health of dogs and cats, also learning massage techniques beneficial to animals, and touch to improve communication. Through the use of aromatherapy, students learn techniques to help companion animals achieve better health. Students learn safety techniques for using aromatherapy products, and the impact chemical groups have on different animals. Students should learn the basic principles of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) for the care of pets. Students discuss topics such as the uses of TCM, holistic remedies to restore balance to the body, and assessment techniques.
By completing the Natural Health Care for Pets Certificate, students are better equipped to care for pets using a holistic approach to animal care.
- Have a high school diploma or its recognized equivalent
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- Penn Foster Career School and Penn Foster High School are regionally accredited by the Commission on Secondary Schools of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. And, nationally accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC).
- Penn Foster Career School and Penn Foster High School are licensed by the Pennsylvania State Board of Private Licensed Schools.
- Penn Foster College is nationally accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) and licensed by the Arizona State Board for Private Postseconday Education.