Certificate in Pet Nutrition Online Course

Ensure You Provide Your Pet With The Best Food

Certificate in Pet Nutrition Online Course

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Ensure You Provide Your Pet With The Best Food

Whether you work in a veterinary practice, a pet shop or you have a pet you love with all your heart, the pet nutrition diploma can help you ensure you provide your pet with the best food that meets their unique needs and requirements.

Introduction to the Pet Nutrition Certificate

The pet nutrition Certificate will provide you with valuable insight into ensuring your pet or your clients' beloved pets are fed the right diet to meet their unique growth needs. The course is broken down into easy to study and manageable modules, which you can study online at your own pace and in your own time.

All the modules are easily accessible online using any device, which enables you to study from anywhere. On completion you will be required to complete a multiple choice test, which you must pass in order to receive your industry recognized certification. In the event you don't pass the first time, you will be given a second chance to go over the modules and then complete the test again.

On successful completion you can download and print your certificate right there and then without delay or you can request that it is posted to you, which will incur a small additional cost.

By the end of this course, you will learn :

  • Learn about different food types, pet diets and how to read pet food labels to ensure that the pet is given the best nutrition at all times.
  • Understand the importance of nutrition for pets.
  • Learn about the digestive system. Learn the difference between herbivores, omnivores and carnivores and what pets eat what.
  • Identify how the right nutrition can help with disease prevention.
  • Learn about the different feeding stages in animals and how diet varies from when they are puppies or kittens to when they are adults and what they need to eat as seniors or when pregnant or lactating.
  • Know what is considered a healthy weight for a pet and learn about various weight issues the pet may experience throughout their life.
  • Know the reasons why a pet may not be eating and why the pet may be overeating.
  • Learn everything you need to know about pet food from where to buy it to the difference between cheap and expensive pet foods to how to change your pets diet and more.
  • Know about snacks and treats for pets and what is acceptable and what is not.
  • Learn what herbs you can use with pets.
  • Know what foods should be avoided at all costs.
  • Identify how essential oils can be important for pets and what essential oils can be used.
  • Learn about the specific sources of nutrition from proteins to carbohydrates and more.
  • Learn more about rabbit and guinea pig nutrition and about food that is best for hamsters, mice and rats.
  • Learn more about basic fish food ingredients, along with the dietary differences in birds.
  • The modules will also teach you about what reptiles eat and how to feed them along with why it is so important to keep a food diary.

Course Fast Facts:

  1. Learn the fundamentals of Pet Nutrition
  2. Comprehensive 17 module Accredited Certificate In Pet Nutrition Online Course 
  3. Study along with simple instructions & demonstrations
  4. Written and developed by leading Pet experts
  5. Receive one-on-one online help & support
  6. Unlimited, lifetime access to online course
  7. Certificate of completion awarded with passing score for the online assessment
  8. Study at your own pace with no rigid class timetables, 24/7 from any computer or smart device

Course Delivery

Courses are accessed online via our learning management system by any device including PC, tablet or Smart Phone. Upon purchase an automated welcome email will be sent to you (please check your junk email inbox if not received as this is an automated email), in order for you to access your online course, which is Available 24/7 on any computer or smart mobile device. 

Recognition & Accreditation

All students who complete this course, receive a certificate of completion with a passing score (for the online assessment) and will be issued a certificate via email.

Module 1: Introduction to Food Types, Types of Diet and Pet Food Labels

  • Introducing Global Nutrition Organisations

  • Food Types
  • Types of Diet
  • Pet Food Labels

Module 2 : Why Nutrition is Vital for Pets

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

Module 3 : Digestion

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

Module 4 : Feeding Stages in a Pet’s Life

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

Module 5 : Pet Weight

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

Module 6 : Pet Food

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

Module 7 : Snacks and Treats

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

Module 8 : Herbs and Green Foods

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

Module 9 : Foods to Avoid

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

Module 10 : 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

Module 11 : Species Specific Sources of Nutrition/Nutrients

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

Module 12 : Rabbits and Guinea Pigs

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

Module 13 : Mice, Hamsters and Rats

  • Mice
  • Hamsters
  • Rats
  • Keeping the area clean

Module 14 : Fish

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

Module 15: Birds

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

Module 16: Reptiles

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

Module 17: 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

Ensure You Provide Your Pet With The Best Food

Whether you work in a veterinary practice, a pet shop or you have a pet you love with all your heart, the pet nutrition diploma can help you ensure you provide your pet with the best food that meets their unique needs and requirements.

Introduction to the Pet Nutrition Certificate

The pet nutrition Certificate will provide you with valuable insight into ensuring your pet or your clients' beloved pets are fed the right diet to meet their unique growth needs. The course is broken down into easy to study and manageable modules, which you can study online at your own pace and in your own time.

All the modules are easily accessible online using any device, which enables you to study from anywhere. On completion you will be required to complete a multiple choice test, which you must pass in order to receive your industry recognized certification. In the event you don't pass the first time, you will be given a second chance to go over the modules and then complete the test again.

On successful completion you can download and print your certificate right there and then without delay or you can request that it is posted to you, which will incur a small additional cost.

By the end of this course, you will learn :

  • Learn about different food types, pet diets and how to read pet food labels to ensure that the pet is given the best nutrition at all times.
  • Understand the importance of nutrition for pets.
  • Learn about the digestive system. Learn the difference between herbivores, omnivores and carnivores and what pets eat what.
  • Identify how the right nutrition can help with disease prevention.
  • Learn about the different feeding stages in animals and how diet varies from when they are puppies or kittens to when they are adults and what they need to eat as seniors or when pregnant or lactating.
  • Know what is considered a healthy weight for a pet and learn about various weight issues the pet may experience throughout their life.
  • Know the reasons why a pet may not be eating and why the pet may be overeating.
  • Learn everything you need to know about pet food from where to buy it to the difference between cheap and expensive pet foods to how to change your pets diet and more.
  • Know about snacks and treats for pets and what is acceptable and what is not.
  • Learn what herbs you can use with pets.
  • Know what foods should be avoided at all costs.
  • Identify how essential oils can be important for pets and what essential oils can be used.
  • Learn about the specific sources of nutrition from proteins to carbohydrates and more.
  • Learn more about rabbit and guinea pig nutrition and about food that is best for hamsters, mice and rats.
  • Learn more about basic fish food ingredients, along with the dietary differences in birds.
  • The modules will also teach you about what reptiles eat and how to feed them along with why it is so important to keep a food diary.

Course Fast Facts:

  1. Learn the fundamentals of Pet Nutrition
  2. Comprehensive 17 module Accredited Certificate In Pet Nutrition Online Course 
  3. Study along with simple instructions & demonstrations
  4. Written and developed by leading Pet experts
  5. Receive one-on-one online help & support
  6. Unlimited, lifetime access to online course
  7. Certificate of completion awarded with passing score for the online assessment
  8. Study at your own pace with no rigid class timetables, 24/7 from any computer or smart device

Course Delivery

Courses are accessed online via our learning management system by any device including PC, tablet or Smart Phone. Upon purchase an automated welcome email will be sent to you (please check your junk email inbox if not received as this is an automated email), in order for you to access your online course, which is Available 24/7 on any computer or smart mobile device. 

Recognition & Accreditation

All students who complete this course, receive a certificate of completion with a passing score (for the online assessment) and will be issued a certificate via email.

Module 1: Introduction to Food Types, Types of Diet and Pet Food Labels

  • Introducing Global Nutrition Organisations

  • Food Types
  • Types of Diet
  • Pet Food Labels

Module 2 : Why Nutrition is Vital for Pets

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

Module 3 : Digestion

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

Module 4 : Feeding Stages in a Pet’s Life

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

Module 5 : Pet Weight

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

Module 6 : Pet Food

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

Module 7 : Snacks and Treats

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

Module 8 : Herbs and Green Foods

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

Module 9 : Foods to Avoid

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

Module 10 : 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

Module 11 : Species Specific Sources of Nutrition/Nutrients

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

Module 12 : Rabbits and Guinea Pigs

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

Module 13 : Mice, Hamsters and Rats

  • Mice
  • Hamsters
  • Rats
  • Keeping the area clean

Module 14 : Fish

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

Module 15: Birds

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

Module 16: Reptiles

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

Module 17: 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.: 070NSA151
Delivery Mode: Online
Course Access: Unlimited lifetime access to course material
Time required: Study at your own pace
Assessments: Yes
Qualification: Certificate of Completion

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