CEU Event: How to Care for Pocket Pets in the Home

When: Ongoing
Where: Online


CPDT-KSA Knowledge: 1.00
CPDT-KSA Skills: 0.00

* Courses approved for CBCC-KA CEUs may be applied to a CPDT-KA or CPDT-KSA recertification. Courses approved for CPDT-KA or CPDT-KSA may not be applied to a CBCC-KA recertification.

PLEASE NOTE: CPDT-KA can earn a MAXIMUM of 12 CPDT-KSA Skills CEUS within their 3 year certification period.


Often believed to be an easy first pet to care for, pocket pets such as rabbits, hamsters and guinea pigs are highly popular among children and new pet owners. Unfortunately, there is a significant amount of misinformation regarding proper care for these pets, who have earned the reputation of “fragile” simply because the majority of pet professionals do not know how to care for them. In this webinar you will learn the basics of housing, nutrition, and natural history for a variety of small and furry friends. We will dispel some myths about caring for pocket pets, who are hardly “simple” to care for, and help new owners learn how to navigate a trip to the pet store without falling prey to false advertising. Included as well will be some tips for prolonged lifespans and advanced health care. While pocket pets may be small, they still require as much time, energy, and attention as a dog or cat, and they can certainly be just as rewarding as a part of the family! Webinar Objectives Discuss adoption versus purchasing. Learn the natural history of several pocket pet species. Discuss the basics of nutrition for various species. Learn how to properly house various pets. Discover fun ways to provide appropriate enrichment. Review basic health tips often not covered by veterinarians. Pets covered include: rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchillas, gerbils, mice, hamsters, rats, hedgehogs, and ferrets.

Sponsor:Pet Professional Guild
Speaker(s):**Emily Cassell

Contact: Sharon Nettles
 Email: membershipcoordinator@petprofessionalguild.com
 Phone: 731-432-3688
 Web: http://www.petprofessionalguild.com/event-2363874