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Pain Prevention Protocol for Pet Parents

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Duration:

9 Weeks

Price:

$195.00 USD

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About the Course

Many common conditions can cause chronic pain in your canine companions. Would you like to know how dogs demonstrate pain? There is a great deal to learn about the way dogs express pain and there is so much you can do to ease discomfort and improve your dog’s mobility and quality of life.

This new five week online course is designed to give you a complete understanding of pain in dogs. The aim is to enhance your knowledge and skills so you can make a difference to the well-being of your four-legged friend. The course combines the expertise and knowledge of a small animal physical rehabilitation veterinarian, with the viewpoint of the dog parent. It offers easy and practical solutions to managing your companion’s pain. You will no longer feel so helpless in the face of your companion’s discomfort.

Comprising five x weekly recorded webinars, you will have access to the learning space for up to nine weeks. There will be a lively online forum for asking questions. Dr Tanya Grantham, your expert course tutor, presents the webinars, will be actively involved in the forum and will run a live Q&A session at the end of the course. 

 

 

Please note that this is an evidence-based course delivered by qualified and experienced practitioners but is not an Australian government-accredited qualification.
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Dr Tanya Grantham

Meet the Tutors and Lecturers

Dr Tanya Grantham
BSc (Hons) BVSc (Univ. of Pta,,S. Africa) CCRP (Univ of Tennessee, USA) CCBW (USA) CVA (Chi Institute, USA) Canine Sports Medicine CRI (USA)
Dr. Tanya Grantham qualified as a veterinarian in 1994. She is now the owner of Animal Health and Hydro, a facility dedicated to physical rehabilitation and pain management in dogs and cats. Aside from a burning desire to enhance the quality...
6 Webinars and 3 Courses

What will you Learn

Module 1

What is Pain?

How to recognise pain in your canine companion.

  • Definition, physiology.
  • Types of pain (acute, chronic, neuropathic and wind-up pain).
  • How does a dog show he is in pain?
    • Physical
    • Mobility
    • Performance
    • Behavioural/Personality
  • Pain Assessment and Quality of Life Questionnaire

Module 2

Options...

Module 1

What is Pain?

How to recognise pain in your canine companion.

  • Definition, physiology.
  • Types of pain (acute, chronic, neuropathic and wind-up pain).
  • How does a dog show he is in pain?
    • Physical
    • Mobility
    • Performance
    • Behavioural/Personality
  • Pain Assessment and Quality of Life Questionnaire

Module 2

Options Available to Treat Pain Part 1

A Multi-Modal Approach - the Veterinarian’s Perspective

  • Medicines
  • Supplements (specifically for joints)
  • Diet
  • Electrotherapies (Light Therapy, TENS, Magnetic, Ultrasound)
  • Complementary Veterinary Therapies (Acupuncture, Chiropractic, Homeopathy)

Module 3

Options Available to Treat Pain Part 2

A Multi-Modal Approach - the Dog Guardian’s Perspective

  • Physical Therapies (Exercise, Hydrotherapy, Massage)
  • Energy Modalities (TTouch, Reiki, Kinesiology etc.)
  • Herbs
  • Cannabis

Module 4

Practical Tips to Alleviate Pain

What Can You Do to Ease your Dog’s Discomfort?

  • Environmental Adaptations
  • Hot and Cold Therapies
  • Basic Massage
  • Exercise Adjustments - A Simple Program

Module 5

Live Q and A Sessions

Bring All Your Questions for a Lively and Informative Discussion

  • Questions pertaining to course material that remain unanswered
  • Questions about attendees own dogs and their pain
  • Adjustments that have worked for members of the group
  • Any practical areas/applications that require clarity

Bonuses

  • 5 acupressure points for pain (pre-recorded video and PDF).
  • Basic “how to” massage video.
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Pain Prevention Protocol for Pet Parents

Course Testimonials

Get inspired with our student journeys.

"I found Dr Tanya at just the right time. My beloved Lab, Piper, had been losing mobility as she got older, and we needed help. Taking Dr Tanya’s Pain Prevention Protocol class helped me understand what was happening with Piper, read her cues, and respond more fully. She also helped me find holistic approaches, going beyond prescription medications. What was really sweet was that some of the changes we made had the side benefit of giving me more time with Piper and connecting with her more deeply. Dr Tanya’s support brought real relief to Piper, allowing her to be more at ease and sleep more restfully. I felt so supported and understood as I learned to navigate her changing condition. I am so grateful for Dr Tanya and her course. I can’t recommend it highly enough."

Ann, Pet Owner
South Africa

"I recently had the opportunity to attend Dr T's Pain Prevention Protocol course. It has significantly enhanced my understanding and approach to pain recognition and management in animals, equipping me with a more discerning eye to recognize subtle signs of discomfort in my patients.

What sets this course apart is its practicality. Dr T didn't just focus on theoretical concepts but provided valuable insights into real-world applications. The inclusion of practical home advice for pet owners was particularly beneficial. This not only empowers pet owners to be more vigilant in recognizing signs of pain but also facilitates a collaborative effort between veterinarians and caregivers for the overall well-being of our animal companions."

Alison Van Gils
BVSc, CVA, CCCR
South Africa

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Is online study right for me?

The College of Integrative Veterinary Therapies offers courses that are both challenging and rewarding. You can learn at your own pace under the tutelage of experts in their field. Online or distance learning is not for everyone. Think carefully before you enroll. To succeed in online learning and distance education you will need:

  • A commitment to study and enquiry
  • To be capable of self directed learning with our guidance and support through your course
  • Motivation to pursue your course of study
  • Access to the internet and a printer
  • A good internet service that provides a good speed for downloads
  • An enthusiasm for engaging with your tutors and peers
  • The ability to work on your own or collaborate in a team
  • The capability of an independent level of written and spoken English
  • An appointment by phone may be requested prior to course commencement- we don't want you to start if we think we can't provide the right experience for you
  • If you are not sure contact us, we can help you gain a  full understanding of our courses before applying.

What you won't need is to pay airfares, travel, hotel bills by participating in green education!

All our courses are available to enrol at any time.  Our courses are part time, self paced within the course timeframe, and fully online.  Sometimes there is a scheduled start date for a course, in which we accept a group intake of enrolments. This encourages a cohort of students to move through the course together, making for a more interactive learning experience.

Although some courses have live sessions available, there are no live sessions that you are required to attend for any of our courses.  Our courses are delivered online and are self paced within the course timeframe, to give you the greatest flexibility with your study. You can study anywhere, anytime that suits you. We have great learning tools such as lectures, comprehensive course notes, videos, online resources, discussion forum and continuous support from our highly qualified and experienced tutors to help you can get the most out of your course.

Please refer to our enrolment terms and conditions when seeking extra time in a course, https://civtedu.org/enrolment-terms-and-conditions 

If you take a "leave of absence/deferral" from a course this freezes your progress in the course.  You will have no access to the course during this time.  A request for a leave of absence/deferral can be made for up to 3 months, initially.  Longer periods of time away from the course can be reviewed after this time.  If you want to use any course resources whilst you are taking your leave of absence/deferral you will need to download the material (such as documents, course notes, reading material) beforehand.  There is no fee to take a leave of absence/deferral, however your regular payment instalments for the course will continue.

If you request an "extension" for a course, you may be given extra time in a course and still have full access to the course.  An extension can be granted for up to, or equal to, the maximal period of study for that course.  There is a fee involved in applying for an extension, this varies according to the amount of extra time requested and is found on the link provided.

 

This depends on the type of course you enrol in.

Our introductory or short courses require approximately 3-5 hours per week.  Our Certifications and Graduate Diplomas require approximately 5-10 hours per week.  This will vary amongst individuals, depending on the pace in which they learn.  More time may be needed each week, depending on how long an individual needs to spend on completing assignments. 

If you are a registered Veterinarian, you are eligible to enrol in any of our courses, https://civtedu.org/courses 

If you are a Veterinary Technician or Veterinary Nurse or Animal Health Professional you may be able to apply to enrol in selected courses for Veterinarians, however you will need to go through an eligibility process first. Otherwise, you can apply for our courses for Animal Health Professionals, https://civtedu.org/courses/animal-health-professionals 

If you are a Pet Owner, you can apply for our courses designed for Pet Owners, https://civtedu.org/courses/pet-owners 

 

Earn your own CIVT certificate of completion

The College of Integrative Veterinary Therapies offers courses that are both challenging and rewarding. You can learn at your own pace under the tutelage of experts in their field. What you won’t need is to pay airfares, travel, hotel bills by participating in green education!

Your certificate will be issued in your legal name and sent to you upon successful completion of the program, as per the stipulated requirements.

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