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You are what you eat - and that goes for animals too. Like us, they may prefer to gorge on treats rather than get the good stuff down. It’s our job to make sure our pets eat the right nutrients to keep them healthy, fit, and strong.

This course shows you what’s great and what’s not good for animals to eat, the diets of different animals, and their needs from dogs to terrapins. You'll start to understand different food groups, types of diets, and the importance of reading and understanding food labels by reading the small print.

Learn what carnivores, herbivores, and omnivores like to eat and how their digestion differs. Discover the nutritional needs for when your pets are young, adult, and senior animals. Find out about their feeding habits, what to feed your pet to keep them healthy, and how often they should be fed. You'll also get tips on how to cope with faddy eaters.

In this course, you'll know what to do if your pet has a weight problem and, conversely, ways to encourage weight gain if need be. When your pet is sick or is diagnosed with a long-term condition, they could need a special diet to help build them up. You'll get to know about any allergies or intolerance to certain foods and hypoallergenic diets.

We all want to do what’s best for our animals, especially when it comes to what they eat. This course opens up all the options, so you can make an informed choice about their diet.

    Requisitos

    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.

    Lecciones

    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

    Carrera

    ¿Para quién es este curso?

    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.

    Posibilidades de carrera

    • 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

    Certificados

    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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    You are what you eat - and that goes for animals too. Like us, they may prefer to gorge on treats rather than get the good stuff down. It’s our job to make sure our pets eat the right nutrients to keep them healthy, fit, and strong.

    This course shows you what’s great and what’s not good for animals to eat, the diets of different animals, and their needs from dogs to terrapins. You'll start to understand different food groups, types of diets, and the importance of reading and understanding food labels by reading the small print.

    Learn what carnivores, herbivores, and omnivores like to eat and how their digestion differs. Discover the nutritional needs for when your pets are young, adult, and senior animals. Find out about their feeding habits, what to feed your pet to keep them healthy, and how often they should be fed. You'll also get tips on how to cope with faddy eaters.

    In this course, you'll know what to do if your pet has a weight problem and, conversely, ways to encourage weight gain if need be. When your pet is sick or is diagnosed with a long-term condition, they could need a special diet to help build them up. You'll get to know about any allergies or intolerance to certain foods and hypoallergenic diets.

    We all want to do what’s best for our animals, especially when it comes to what they eat. This course opens up all the options, so you can make an informed choice about their diet.

      Requisitos

      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.

      Lecciones

      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

      Carrera

      ¿Para quién es este curso?

      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.

      Posibilidades de carrera

      • 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

      Certificados

      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.

      8253 Students

      Dinero Garantizada

      Acreditado

      Acreditado