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Canine Nutrition Course
The canine nutrition course has the aim of providing a primer for the understanding of nutrients, how the nutrients are used in the dog and, the biological nature of the dog.
Gain an understanding of canine body systems and the effective of diet on canine health and behaviour. The course also explores the functions of each nutrient group, the benefits and concerns of raw food, home cooked foods and commercial diets.
Through this course, you will learn how to improve the welfare of dogs in terms of how and what they are fed. The canine nutrition course is suitable for and of value to dog owners and anyone working with dogs in a professional capacity.
The Canine Digestive System
Learn how the canine digestive system is structured to meet its function. This unit looks at the whole digestive system, how digestion is achieved, and the processes involved.
Learn about the function of each nutrient group and the structure and function of various nutrients, why various Vitamins should be included in the diet and their function.
Raw feeding is increasing in popularity with dog guardians and carers. Learn about the potential benefits and concerns about raw feeding. This unit looks at what a raw diet should comprise and why.
Home cooked diets
More and more dog guardians and carers are seeking healthy alternatives to commercial dog food. Learn about how to prepare home-cooked canine meals, what should be included, how much and how often and the potential benefits and concerns about home cooking.
Commercial dog food
Learn how diet can influence a dog’s overall health as well as specific instances where a modified diet might be required. This unit considers the potential benefits and concerns about commercial dog foods.
The effect of diet on health and behaviour
Learn how to improve current diets and how diet can affect health and behaviour. This unit investigates how diet can impact various health conditions and explains how to work out how many calories are needed for the individual dog.
(Course cost is all inclusive of tutoring fees, assessments, materials and course registration)
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The canine nutrition course has been created with the aim of providing an understanding of how the canine digestive system works, how vitamins and nutrients are provided in food, how the nutrients are used and, the biological nature of the dog. You will also gain an understanding of the effect of diet on canine health and behaviour.
More and more dog carers and guardians are becoming conscious about how they feed their dogs, wanting to provide the best possible diet. With many options available, it can be a difficult decision and without sufficient knowledge, dogs may receive an unbalanced diet.
The canine nutrition course also explores the benefits and concerns of raw food and home cooked foods. The course does not provide actual recipes – every dog is an individual and must be treated as such, but the course will provide you with information to make an informed choice and how to prepare the food, what is needed in the diet and what foods can provide this.
The canine nutrition course also looks at commercial dog food diets, kibble, wet food and semi-moist, how they are manufactured and what to look for in ingredients when selecting a dog food.
Through this course, you will learn how to improve the welfare of dogs in terms of how and what they are fed. Diet can and does affect behaviour. The canine nutrition course is suitable for and of value to dog owners and anyone working with dogs in a professional capacity.