Certificate in Pet Nutrition Online Course

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Obtain pet nutrition certification and help animals live healthy

Our pet nutrition certification course will teach you the essential knowledge required to meet the nutritional needs of every pet. If you’re an owner looking to improve your knowledge of pet nutrition or you need to improve your nutritional knowledge for career purposes, this comprehensive pet nutrition course will provide you with valuable insights into what food is best for your much-loved animals.

The Value of a Healthy Diet

Just like humans, all animals have different diet requirements and it's only natural that those needs be met. Meeting an animal’s dietary requirements is not a simple matter of choosing a packaged product from the local supermarket. If you would like your pet to be as happy and healthy as possible then you need to structure their diet accordingly.

This pet nutrition online certification course is the perfect way to bring your pet nutrition knowledge up to speed.

Our pet nutrition training course is broken up into 17 bite-sized modules covering a variety of topics, starting with the importance of pet nutrition and extending right through to the different stages of animal feeding according to age. In as little as ten hours, you can discover every facet of the pet nutrition online course and gain a better understanding of how critical pet nutrition really is.

The Independent Vocational Course Appraisal Service* (IVCAS) have appraised and approved this course.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN IN THIS COURSE

This pet food nutrition certification course is particularly suitable for people working (or seeking work) in the animal care industry. Veterinary practice and pet shop employees would find the course content particularly useful as dietary advice is part and parcel of their daily routine.

Pet owners, keen to learn more about animal nutrition would also find this course most useful.

Key topics covered through the pet food nutrition certification training include:

  • An understanding of the digestive system

  • An appreciation of the key differences between the dietary needs of herbivores, omnivores and carnivores

  • The different kinds of available food

  • Reading pet labels properly and making sure that nutritional guidelines are met

  • How nutrition and essential oils assist with the prevention of disease, healthy weight maintenance, coat, skin and teeth health as well as maintaining muscle tone and overall  body condition

  • Feeding stages of animals and the appropriate food for each stage. From kittens and puppies right through to pregnant and elderly pets.

  • Weight issues and what constitutes a healthy weight.

  • Eating disorders – overeating and lack of appetite.

  • Understand when snacks and treats should be offered and what foods should not be offered

  • Small pet nutrition and dietary requirements

  • Reptile diets and why a food diary is critical

PET NUTRITION TRAINING COURSE ADVANTAGES

  • Online course material facilitates easy access allowing students to work with course material when it suits them. This format provides total flexibility and convenience.

  • Study when and where you choose. Course material is compatible with all devices and browsers.

  • Industry recognized pet nutrition certification awarded to students who successfully complete the multiple choice assessment at the end of the course

  • The certificate is easily accessible to download and print

  • Help and support available online throughout the duration of the course

  • Develop a better knowledge of pet nutrition and become an expert in an area that involves something that you love!

Quick Course Facts:

  • The course material has been designed for easy understanding and comprehension.

  • All course material is delivered online. Students can access the course 24/7 using any computer or smart device

  • Study at your own pace from work or home, when you want to

  • A Certificate of Completion is awarded to students who successfully complete the course

Course Delivery

Registered students are sent an automated welcome email upon enrolment with CoursesForSuccess.  The email contains critical course access information. If the email is not received, check your junk/spam folders prior to contacting our support desk.   All course material is available 24/7 and can be accessed using any PC, MAC, tablet or smart mobile device.

Recognition & Accreditation
All students who complete the course receive a downloadable certificate of completion.

Introduction to Food Types, Types of Diet and Pet Food Labels

  • Introducing Global Nutrition Organisations
  • Food Types
  • Types of Diet
  • Pet Food Labels

Why Nutrition is Vital for Pets

  • Muscle Tone and Body Condition
  • Skin and Hair Coat Health
  • Digestion and Elimination
  • Immunity and Prevention of Disease

Digestion

  • Herbivores
  • Carnivores
  • Omnivores
  • Dog Digestive System and Anatomy

Feeding Stages in a Pet’s Life

  • Puppies and Kittens
  • Adults
  • Senior Cats and Dogs
  • Pregnancy in Cats/Dogs

Pet Weight

  • Healthy Pet Weight
  • Weight Problems
  • Pets not Eating
  • Pets over Eating

Pet Food

  • Where to buy the pet food
  • Cheap versus expensive
  • Vet approved foods
  • Changing pet food

Snacks and Treats

  • What treats to feed your pet
  • When to provide treats
  • How to provide treats
  • Where to buy treats

Herbs and Green Foods

  • Medicinal Health
  • Fleas and Skin Problems
  • Cautions for Pets and Herbs
  • List of Herbs for Pets

Foods to Avoid

  • Human Food
  • Foods Toxic to Dogs
  • Foods Toxic to Cats
  • Foods Harmful to other Pets

Essential Oils for Pets

  • Essential oils that are known to be harmful to pets
  • Research on essential oils
  • Aromatherapy for pets
  • Use of essential oils on pet fur and skin

Species Specific Sources of Nutrition/Nutrients

  • Animal nutrition
  • Carbohydrates and Fibre
  • Protein
  • Minerals and Vitamins

Rabbits and Guinea Pigs

  • Rabbits
  • Guinea Pigs
  • 7 nutrients required
  • Amounts necessary

Mice, Hamsters and Rats

  • Mice
  • Hamsters
  • Rats
  • Keeping the area clean

Fish

  • Fish Food Ingredients
  • Basic Nutrients
  • Types of Food
  • Regulating the Tank

Birds

  • Dietary Differences Among Birds
  • Seed Eating Birds
  • Non-seed Eating Birds
  • Switching Diets

Reptiles

  • Reptile husbandry and how it impacts eating
  • What reptiles eat
  • Feeding Reptiles
  • Deciding how and what to feed your reptile

Keeping a Food Diary

  • The goal of food diaries
  • Recording what, when and how much
  • Health Issues
  • Weight loss and gain

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet.

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

About this Course

Obtain pet nutrition certification and help animals live healthy

Our pet nutrition certification course will teach you the essential knowledge required to meet the nutritional needs of every pet. If you’re an owner looking to improve your knowledge of pet nutrition or you need to improve your nutritional knowledge for career purposes, this comprehensive pet nutrition course will provide you with valuable insights into what food is best for your much-loved animals.

The Value of a Healthy Diet

Just like humans, all animals have different diet requirements and it's only natural that those needs be met. Meeting an animal’s dietary requirements is not a simple matter of choosing a packaged product from the local supermarket. If you would like your pet to be as happy and healthy as possible then you need to structure their diet accordingly.

This pet nutrition online certification course is the perfect way to bring your pet nutrition knowledge up to speed.

Our pet nutrition training course is broken up into 17 bite-sized modules covering a variety of topics, starting with the importance of pet nutrition and extending right through to the different stages of animal feeding according to age. In as little as ten hours, you can discover every facet of the pet nutrition online course and gain a better understanding of how critical pet nutrition really is.

The Independent Vocational Course Appraisal Service* (IVCAS) have appraised and approved this course.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN IN THIS COURSE

This pet food nutrition certification course is particularly suitable for people working (or seeking work) in the animal care industry. Veterinary practice and pet shop employees would find the course content particularly useful as dietary advice is part and parcel of their daily routine.

Pet owners, keen to learn more about animal nutrition would also find this course most useful.

Key topics covered through the pet food nutrition certification training include:

  • An understanding of the digestive system

  • An appreciation of the key differences between the dietary needs of herbivores, omnivores and carnivores

  • The different kinds of available food

  • Reading pet labels properly and making sure that nutritional guidelines are met

  • How nutrition and essential oils assist with the prevention of disease, healthy weight maintenance, coat, skin and teeth health as well as maintaining muscle tone and overall  body condition

  • Feeding stages of animals and the appropriate food for each stage. From kittens and puppies right through to pregnant and elderly pets.

  • Weight issues and what constitutes a healthy weight.

  • Eating disorders – overeating and lack of appetite.

  • Understand when snacks and treats should be offered and what foods should not be offered

  • Small pet nutrition and dietary requirements

  • Reptile diets and why a food diary is critical

PET NUTRITION TRAINING COURSE ADVANTAGES

  • Online course material facilitates easy access allowing students to work with course material when it suits them. This format provides total flexibility and convenience.

  • Study when and where you choose. Course material is compatible with all devices and browsers.

  • Industry recognized pet nutrition certification awarded to students who successfully complete the multiple choice assessment at the end of the course

  • The certificate is easily accessible to download and print

  • Help and support available online throughout the duration of the course

  • Develop a better knowledge of pet nutrition and become an expert in an area that involves something that you love!

Quick Course Facts:

  • The course material has been designed for easy understanding and comprehension.

  • All course material is delivered online. Students can access the course 24/7 using any computer or smart device

  • Study at your own pace from work or home, when you want to

  • A Certificate of Completion is awarded to students who successfully complete the course

Course Delivery

Registered students are sent an automated welcome email upon enrolment with CoursesForSuccess.  The email contains critical course access information. If the email is not received, check your junk/spam folders prior to contacting our support desk.   All course material is available 24/7 and can be accessed using any PC, MAC, tablet or smart mobile device.

Recognition & Accreditation
All students who complete the course receive a downloadable certificate of completion.

Introduction to Food Types, Types of Diet and Pet Food Labels

  • Introducing Global Nutrition Organisations
  • Food Types
  • Types of Diet
  • Pet Food Labels

Why Nutrition is Vital for Pets

  • Muscle Tone and Body Condition
  • Skin and Hair Coat Health
  • Digestion and Elimination
  • Immunity and Prevention of Disease

Digestion

  • Herbivores
  • Carnivores
  • Omnivores
  • Dog Digestive System and Anatomy

Feeding Stages in a Pet’s Life

  • Puppies and Kittens
  • Adults
  • Senior Cats and Dogs
  • Pregnancy in Cats/Dogs

Pet Weight

  • Healthy Pet Weight
  • Weight Problems
  • Pets not Eating
  • Pets over Eating

Pet Food

  • Where to buy the pet food
  • Cheap versus expensive
  • Vet approved foods
  • Changing pet food

Snacks and Treats

  • What treats to feed your pet
  • When to provide treats
  • How to provide treats
  • Where to buy treats

Herbs and Green Foods

  • Medicinal Health
  • Fleas and Skin Problems
  • Cautions for Pets and Herbs
  • List of Herbs for Pets

Foods to Avoid

  • Human Food
  • Foods Toxic to Dogs
  • Foods Toxic to Cats
  • Foods Harmful to other Pets

Essential Oils for Pets

  • Essential oils that are known to be harmful to pets
  • Research on essential oils
  • Aromatherapy for pets
  • Use of essential oils on pet fur and skin

Species Specific Sources of Nutrition/Nutrients

  • Animal nutrition
  • Carbohydrates and Fibre
  • Protein
  • Minerals and Vitamins

Rabbits and Guinea Pigs

  • Rabbits
  • Guinea Pigs
  • 7 nutrients required
  • Amounts necessary

Mice, Hamsters and Rats

  • Mice
  • Hamsters
  • Rats
  • Keeping the area clean

Fish

  • Fish Food Ingredients
  • Basic Nutrients
  • Types of Food
  • Regulating the Tank

Birds

  • Dietary Differences Among Birds
  • Seed Eating Birds
  • Non-seed Eating Birds
  • Switching Diets

Reptiles

  • Reptile husbandry and how it impacts eating
  • What reptiles eat
  • Feeding Reptiles
  • Deciding how and what to feed your reptile

Keeping a Food Diary

  • The goal of food diaries
  • Recording what, when and how much
  • Health Issues
  • Weight loss and gain

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet.

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

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Course Summary

Course ID No.: 006ECL2PS
Delivery Mode: Online
Course Access: 12 Month Course Access
Time required: Study at your own pace
Qualification: Certificate of Completion

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