À propos

As the saying goes, “You are what you eat.” This is as true for our pets as it is for us. But with so many different diets and formulations on the shelves, the world of pet food may seem baffling and overwhelming.

This highly digestible course will help you understand your pet’s dietary needs and give a solid grounding in pet nutrition. The course helps you understand food labelling, how much and when to feed, and not forgetting our smaller furry (and scaly) friends as we pick a path through the maze of pet nutrition.

Food glorious food! You’re on safe ground spotting a steak is not a cabbage, but can you tell proteins, carbohydrates and fats from vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants?

Learn nutritional aspects such as:

  • Food groups: What foods are made up of
  • Types of food: How commercial diets are packaged
  • Food labelling: Decode the small print
  • Know how much to feed

Understand Your Pet’s Nutritional Needs

A dog has different nutritional needs to a cat, which is different to a rabbit. Indeed, don’t stop there because birds, fish, and reptiles all have specific needs.

Learn about:

  • Different types of digestion: Herbivores, carnivores, and omnivores
  • Life stage feeding: Youngster, adult, or senior pet
  • Matching lifestyle to nutrition: How to feed the active animal, for pregnancy or lactation
  • Why a cat isn’t a small dog
  • Mealtimes vs ad lib feeding
  • Avoiding fussy eaters

The Weighty Matter of Weight

It’s official: Lean animals live longer.

Learn how to assess your pet’s weight and then diet them for longer life:

  • Body score your pet
  • Feeding for painless weight loss
  • What every overweight diabetic cat should know

Food and Ill Health

Food choices cut both ways: It causes ill health and it can cure it.

  • Signs of dietary allergy or food intolerance
  • How to put your pet on a hypoallergenic diet
  • Foods to improve renal, liver, heart, dental, and urinary disease

An appropriate, good quality diet is vital for our pets’ health and longevity but do you truly what you’re feeding them? If you can’t put your hand on your heart and say “Yes,” then this course helps you to ask, and answer, the right questions about feeding.

Ce Que Vous Apprendrez

Learn how to switch diets without upsetting your pet’s tummy, and weigh up the pros and cons of various diets such as:

  • Raw meaty bones
  • A homemade diet
  • Supermarket food
  • Veterinary approved diets
  • Prescription diets

Learn the crucial importance of an unprocessed high fiber diet to your rabbit’s health and well-being. Also, how to feed the following for optimal health:

  • Rabbits
  • Guinea pigs
  • Hamsters, gerbils, rats, and mice
  • Birds,
  • Fish
  • Tortoises, turtles, and terrapins
  • Reptiles, including snakes.

Prérequis

International Open Academy courses are designed for anyone with an interest in learning. No formal qualifications are required to study with us. Our courses are suitable if you want to learn new skills, start a new career, or if you’re already working in a particular industry and wish to upgrade your talents and enhance your resume.

Leçons

Module 1: Food Glorious Food

  • Food groups
  • Types of diet
  • Reading food labels

Module 2: Types Of Digestion

  • Herbivores
  • Carnivores
  • Omnivores

Module 3: Cradle To Grave Feeding

  • Puppies and Kittens
  • Adults
  • The senior animal
  • Pregnancy and lactation
  • Feeding Dogs
  • Feeding Cats
  • Ad lib feeding vs mealtimes
  • How often to feed
  • Avoiding faddy eaters

Module 4: The Weighty Matter Of Weight

  • The importance of a healthy waistline
  • Does your pet have a weight problem?
  • Honey I shrunk the dog
  • A special mention about cats and diabetes
  • Safe weight gain

Module 5: Food And Ill Health

  • Dietary allergies and intolerance
  • Hypoallergenic diets
  • Cats and Urinary Blockages
  • Renal problems
  • GI upsets
  • Pancreatitis
  • Dental disease
  • Cancer, brain ageing, and liver disease

Module 6: Pet Food: Opening Pandora’s Box

  • Homemade diets
  • RMB
  • Supermarket foods
  • Premium pet foods
  • Veterinary approved foods
  • Changing diets

Module 7: Rabbits And Guinea Pigs

  • Myths and mistakes
  • Healthy Eating for Rabbits and Guinea Pigs
  • Eating Related Issues

Module 8: Mice, Rats, Gerbils, And Hamsters

  • Mice and rats
  • Gerbils
  • Hamsters

Module 9: Birds

  • Cage birds
  • Poultry
  • Birds of Prey
  • Parrots

Module 10: Fish

  • Freshwater
  • Marine
  • Saltwater

Module 11: Reptiles

  • Tortoises
  • Terrapins and Turtles
  • Lizards
  • Snakes

Carrière

A qui s'adresse ce cours ?

This course will be of great interest to animal lovers and professionals in the pet care industry who would like to better understand the nutritional needs of animals, how to properly care for pets, and to any learner who is interested in pet care as a future industry to work in.

This is also a great resource for those who would like to own animals and want to provide the highest level of care for their pets.

Perspectives de carrière

  • Candidates with an interest in working with animals
  • Anyone interested in a career in animal nutrition or animal care
  • Those interested in owning animals, volunteering at animal shelters, or fostering animals.
  • Existing animal care workers in pursuit of promotion
  • Those seeking to improve the lives of their pets through proper nutritional care

Certification

You will be required to complete each lesson in full, and answer exams at the end of each course module. If your pass rate exceeds 55% on each exam then you will receive a certificate of completion, to recognize your achievement. You can immediately download your PDF course certificate from IOA.

Most of our courses will earn you credits through Continuing Education (CE) / Continuing Professional Development (CPD). CE/CPD points are accepted and recognized by professional member bodies and academic institutions across the US and internationally.

All courses are accredited by the International Council for Online Educational Standards (www.icoes.org). When successfully completing a course, students can choose to purchase an ICOES certificate that recognizes the achievement, from this third-party institution.

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    À propos

    As the saying goes, “You are what you eat.” This is as true for our pets as it is for us. But with so many different diets and formulations on the shelves, the world of pet food may seem baffling and overwhelming.

    This highly digestible course will help you understand your pet’s dietary needs and give a solid grounding in pet nutrition. The course helps you understand food labelling, how much and when to feed, and not forgetting our smaller furry (and scaly) friends as we pick a path through the maze of pet nutrition.

    Food glorious food! You’re on safe ground spotting a steak is not a cabbage, but can you tell proteins, carbohydrates and fats from vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants?

    Learn nutritional aspects such as:

    • Food groups: What foods are made up of
    • Types of food: How commercial diets are packaged
    • Food labelling: Decode the small print
    • Know how much to feed

    Understand Your Pet’s Nutritional Needs

    A dog has different nutritional needs to a cat, which is different to a rabbit. Indeed, don’t stop there because birds, fish, and reptiles all have specific needs.

    Learn about:

    • Different types of digestion: Herbivores, carnivores, and omnivores
    • Life stage feeding: Youngster, adult, or senior pet
    • Matching lifestyle to nutrition: How to feed the active animal, for pregnancy or lactation
    • Why a cat isn’t a small dog
    • Mealtimes vs ad lib feeding
    • Avoiding fussy eaters

    The Weighty Matter of Weight

    It’s official: Lean animals live longer.

    Learn how to assess your pet’s weight and then diet them for longer life:

    • Body score your pet
    • Feeding for painless weight loss
    • What every overweight diabetic cat should know

    Food and Ill Health

    Food choices cut both ways: It causes ill health and it can cure it.

    • Signs of dietary allergy or food intolerance
    • How to put your pet on a hypoallergenic diet
    • Foods to improve renal, liver, heart, dental, and urinary disease

    An appropriate, good quality diet is vital for our pets’ health and longevity but do you truly what you’re feeding them? If you can’t put your hand on your heart and say “Yes,” then this course helps you to ask, and answer, the right questions about feeding.

    Ce Que Vous Apprendrez

    Learn how to switch diets without upsetting your pet’s tummy, and weigh up the pros and cons of various diets such as:

    • Raw meaty bones
    • A homemade diet
    • Supermarket food
    • Veterinary approved diets
    • Prescription diets

    Learn the crucial importance of an unprocessed high fiber diet to your rabbit’s health and well-being. Also, how to feed the following for optimal health:

    • Rabbits
    • Guinea pigs
    • Hamsters, gerbils, rats, and mice
    • Birds,
    • Fish
    • Tortoises, turtles, and terrapins
    • Reptiles, including snakes.

    Prérequis

    International Open Academy courses are designed for anyone with an interest in learning. No formal qualifications are required to study with us. Our courses are suitable if you want to learn new skills, start a new career, or if you’re already working in a particular industry and wish to upgrade your talents and enhance your resume.

    Leçons

    Module 1: Food Glorious Food

    • Food groups
    • Types of diet
    • Reading food labels

    Module 2: Types Of Digestion

    • Herbivores
    • Carnivores
    • Omnivores

    Module 3: Cradle To Grave Feeding

    • Puppies and Kittens
    • Adults
    • The senior animal
    • Pregnancy and lactation
    • Feeding Dogs
    • Feeding Cats
    • Ad lib feeding vs mealtimes
    • How often to feed
    • Avoiding faddy eaters

    Module 4: The Weighty Matter Of Weight

    • The importance of a healthy waistline
    • Does your pet have a weight problem?
    • Honey I shrunk the dog
    • A special mention about cats and diabetes
    • Safe weight gain

    Module 5: Food And Ill Health

    • Dietary allergies and intolerance
    • Hypoallergenic diets
    • Cats and Urinary Blockages
    • Renal problems
    • GI upsets
    • Pancreatitis
    • Dental disease
    • Cancer, brain ageing, and liver disease

    Module 6: Pet Food: Opening Pandora’s Box

    • Homemade diets
    • RMB
    • Supermarket foods
    • Premium pet foods
    • Veterinary approved foods
    • Changing diets

    Module 7: Rabbits And Guinea Pigs

    • Myths and mistakes
    • Healthy Eating for Rabbits and Guinea Pigs
    • Eating Related Issues

    Module 8: Mice, Rats, Gerbils, And Hamsters

    • Mice and rats
    • Gerbils
    • Hamsters

    Module 9: Birds

    • Cage birds
    • Poultry
    • Birds of Prey
    • Parrots

    Module 10: Fish

    • Freshwater
    • Marine
    • Saltwater

    Module 11: Reptiles

    • Tortoises
    • Terrapins and Turtles
    • Lizards
    • Snakes

    Carrière

    A qui s'adresse ce cours ?

    This course will be of great interest to animal lovers and professionals in the pet care industry who would like to better understand the nutritional needs of animals, how to properly care for pets, and to any learner who is interested in pet care as a future industry to work in.

    This is also a great resource for those who would like to own animals and want to provide the highest level of care for their pets.

    Perspectives de carrière

    • Candidates with an interest in working with animals
    • Anyone interested in a career in animal nutrition or animal care
    • Those interested in owning animals, volunteering at animal shelters, or fostering animals.
    • Existing animal care workers in pursuit of promotion
    • Those seeking to improve the lives of their pets through proper nutritional care

    Certification

    You will be required to complete each lesson in full, and answer exams at the end of each course module. If your pass rate exceeds 55% on each exam then you will receive a certificate of completion, to recognize your achievement. You can immediately download your PDF course certificate from IOA.

    Most of our courses will earn you credits through Continuing Education (CE) / Continuing Professional Development (CPD). CE/CPD points are accepted and recognized by professional member bodies and academic institutions across the US and internationally.

    All courses are accredited by the International Council for Online Educational Standards (www.icoes.org). When successfully completing a course, students can choose to purchase an ICOES certificate that recognizes the achievement, from this third-party institution.

    7305 Students

    de Remboursement

    Accrédité

    Accrédité