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Paracetamol for the management of pain in dogs

Paracetamol for the management of pain in dogs

By doing this module you will:

  • be aware of current knowledge about how paracetamol works

  • know the contents and licensed use of Pardale-V tablets for dogs

  • be aware of the amount of clinical research knowledge on paracetamol in dogs

  • know the adverse effects of paracetamol, and the dangers of overdose.

  • know what to say to clients about the use of paracetamol in dogs

Cannabidiol and canine osteoarthritis – the facts

Cannabidiol and canine osteoarthritis – the facts

By doing this module you will:

  • understand what is known about the physiological effects of CBD in dogs;

  • know the legal status of CBD products;

  • be aware of the published evidence on the clinical efficacy of CBD in dogs with osteoarthritis; 

  • be aware of what is known about the safety of CBD in dogs.

New parasiticides for sale over the counter

New parasiticides for sale over the counter

Several parasiticides that previously were only available on prescription (as POM-Vs) have been reclassified so they can now be sold without a prescription by a vet, SQP or pharmacist (NFA-VPS). 

By doing this module you will:

  • Update your knowledge on the legal supply categories for veterinary medicines.

  • Find out which products have been reclassified.

  • Learn key points about the products.

  • Be aware of how they fit into the existing range of products.

Which tick product?

Which tick product?

By doing this module you will:

  • Understand how ticks can affect pets' health

  • Know the ingredients in tick preventive products

  • Be aware of what type of tick prevention products are available on prescription

  • Know the key factors affecting product choice.

Protection of dogs against leptospirosis

Protection of dogs against leptospirosis

By doing this module you will:

  • understand how dogs are affected by Leptospira;

  • be aware of what is known about Leptospira infection in dogs in the UK;

  • know the main features of Leptospira vaccines;

  • know what to advise pet owners who ask about the vaccine.

Taking pets abroad

Taking pets abroad

By doing this module you will:

  • know the main parasite risks for pets visiting mainland Europe;
  • understand how pets can become infected;
  • know where to find information about parasite distribution;
  • understand the drug and non-drug measures that help prevent infection in pets.

Parasiticides for adult dogs

Parasiticides for adult dogs

 By doing this module you will:

  • know the five most important parasites that affect dogs in the UK;
  • understand why dogs are at risk;
  • understand why parasite protection is important for humans and dogs;
  • know the basic parasite protection dogs should get.

Lungworm in dogs - what you need to know

Lungworm in dogs - what you need to know

By doing this module you will:

  • know how dogs can get this type of lungworm infection
  • know how it can affect dogs
  • understand how it might be spreading in the UK
  • understand the need to refer dog owners to a vet for advice about prevention.

Control of roundworm in dogs - an update

Control of roundworm in dogs - an update

By doing this module you will: 

  • understand the lifecycle of Toxocara canis
  • understand the public health reasons for controlling Toxocara
  • know why regular worming of adult dogs is needed
  • make sense of non-prescription wormers through knowledge of the active ingredients
  • understand the difference between prescription and non-prescription wormers.