Canine Nutrition. Purchase this course
Is this program for me?
This course is designed for those who have an interest in a more in depth knowledge in canine nutritional requirements. It will benefit both breeders and pet owners alike and take a complete look at what is required from a nutritional stance to maintain optimum health , fitness and longevity. The student will be encouraged to take a look at various diets and compare them for best decisions in choosing what best suits them and their animals.
By completion of this course the student will know the importance of Canine Nutrition and how to develop healthy eating and maintenance diets. Some of the topics covered are the physiology of digestion and evolutionary diets, Nutritional requirements and signs of deficiency, Building blocks of basic nutrition, Comparison of different diets, Dangers of over nutrition, Ways nutrition affects your dog's behaviour, Elimination of common diseases by diet, Diets and supplements for specific medical conditions, Relationship of nutrition to development of skeletal diseases in dogs, Disorders of mineral metabolism in pups and juvenile dogs, Pregnancy and lactation nutritional requirements, Puppy rearing diets, lifestage variances and how to manage them.
List of individual units with brief description
1. The importance of Canine Nutrition
2. The physiology of digestion and evolutionary diets
3. Nutritional requirements and signs of deficiency
4. Building blocks of basic nutrition
5. Comparison of different diets
1. Dangers of over nutrition
2. Use of dairy products
3. Additives and supplements
4. Vitamins and minerals
5. Amino acids and anti oxidants
7. Prebiotics, probiotics and enzymes
8. Carbs and energy
10. Fatty acids
1. Ways nutrition affects your dog's behaviour
2. Elimination of common diseases by diet
3. Diets and supplements for specific medical conditions
4. Relationship of nutrition to development of skeletal diseases in dogs
5. Disorders of mineral metabolism in pups and juvenile dogs
7. Canine Food allergies
1. Pregnancy and lactation nutritional requirements
2. Puppy rearing diets
3. Foods for weight gain
4. Foods for weight loss
5. Foods for racing greyhounds and the canine athlete/working dog
1. Foods to avoid
2. Herbs for dogs
3. Natural health recipes
4. Bait recipes
5. At home health checks for symptoms of nutritional problems
6. Food remedies.
On average 8 months home study. Maximum Time allowed 24 months from purchase date.
This course is a compulsory subject of the MDBA Diploma Course in Canine Breeding
Students must have basic English literacy and numeracy skills.
Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.
Students will need access to a computer and the internet.