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Companion Cat Science is a self-paced learning opportunity offering information about caring for cats. The online course is great for middle-school-aged youth but is open to all regardless of age who are looking to learn more about cats and the 4-H cat project. Companion Cat Science is a great resource for anyone interested in caring for or learning about cats in 4-H whether they own one now or not!

The course includes four units covering:

  • History
  • Health
  • Care
  • Showmanship
  • Careers

Units also include online activities and quizzes to help youth practice and test their knowledge.

Digital Badge New

Participants can now earn a digital badge by completing the Companion Cat Science Course! The badge recognizes the earner's competency in mastering knowledge in basic cat care, cat history and breeds, health, showmanship preparation, and introduction into careers for cat lovers. Interactive learning opportunities are provided after each topic. At the completion of the course, participants are to take a quiz on all the topics learned in the course to be awarded a certificate for completion. A passing grade would be 80 out of 100.

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To begin the online course:

  1. Visit
  2. Log in to an existing account or create a new account.
  3. After logging in, search courses for "Companion Cat Science."
  4. Select "Companion Cat Science."
  5. Select "Enroll Me."

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