A Propos

A Propos De Ce Cours

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.

Prérequis

Holly and Hugo courses are designed for anyone with an interest in learning. No formal qualifications are required. 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

Contenu Du Cours

Module 1: Food Glorious Food
  • 1.1 Food groups
  • 1.2 Types of diet
  • 1.3 Reading food labels
Module 2: Types Of Digestion
  • 2.1 Herbivores
  • 2.2 Carnivores
  • 2.3 Omnivores
Module 3: Cradle To Grave Feeding
  • 3.1 Puppies and kittens
  • 3.2 Adults
  • 3.3 The senior animal
  • 3.4 Pregnancy and lactation
  • 3.5 Feeding dogs
  • 3.6 Feeding cats
  • 3.7 Ad lib feeding vs mealtimes
  • 3.8 How often to feed
  • 3.9 Avoiding faddy eaters
Module 4: The Weighty Matter Of Weight
  • 4.1 The importance of a healthy waistline
  • 4.2 Does your pet have a weight problem?
  • 4.3 Honey I shrunk the dog
  • 4.4 A special mention about cats and diabetes
  • 4.5 Safe weight gain
Module 5: Food And Ill Health
  • 5.1 Dietary allergies and intolerance
  • 5.2 Hypoallergenic diets
  • 5.3 Cats and urinary blockages
  • 5.4 Renal problems
  • 5.5 GI upsets
  • 5.6 Pancreatitis
  • 5.7 Dental disease
  • 5.8 Cancer, brain ageing, and liver disease
Module 6: Pet Food: Opening Pandora’s Box
  • 6.1 Homemade diets
  • 6.2 RMB
  • 6.3 Supermarket foods
  • 6.4 Premium pet foods
  • 6.5 Veterinary approved foods
  • 6.6 Changing diets
Module 7: Rabbits And Guinea Pigs
  • 7.1 Myths and mistakes
  • 7.2 Healthy eating for Rabbits and Guinea Pigs
  • 7.3 Eating-related issues
Module 8: Mice, Rats, Gerbils, And Hamsters
  • 8.1 Rats
  • 8.2 Mice
  • 8.3 Gerbils
  • 8.4 Hamsters
Module 9: Birds
  • 9.1 Avian Digestive Anatomy
  • 9.2 Cage Birds
  • 9.3 Poultry
  • 9.3 Birds of prey
  • 9.4 Parrots
Module 10: Fish
  • 10.1 Overview of Fish Nutrition
  • 10.2 Freshwater
  • 10.3 Saltwater / Marine
Module 11: Reptiles
  • 11.1 Tortoises
  • 11.2 Terrapins and turtles
  • 11.3 Lizards
  • 11.4 Snakes

Carrière

A qui s'adresse ce cours ?

  • Anyone who keeps any type of pet and needs to understand their dietary needs so they can provide the best possible care for them.
  • People who work or volunteer with animals who would like to know what each animal should eat to stay healthy.
  • Anyone looking for jobs with animals who will greatly benefit from understanding their nutritional needs and adding an accredited certificate course to their resume.
  • People who love animals and want to understand more about them.

    Certification

    • Students complete each lesson in full, and answer exam questions at the end of each course module. If the pass rate exceeds 55% on each exam then you can download a PDF certificate of completion to recognize your achievement. 
    • The courses are accredited by ICOES, the International Council for Online Education Standards, assuring our students of our commitment to high standards of online education. Students can apply for an ICOES certificate (for a fee) on completion of a course.
    • Courses are also recognized by the CPD, Continued Professional Development, body in the UK. CPD accredited courses count towards CPD hour records and certificates are available for a fee on request.

      Author

      Dr Pippa Elliott, BVMS MRCVS

      Expertise: Health, Veterinary

      Dr Pippa Elliott, BVMS MRCVS, is a veterinarian with 27 years' experience in companion animal practice. As a child, Pippa was pony-mad and can't remember a time when she didn't want to be a vet. She started volunteering at her local clinic at the age of 14, and it was a dream come true when she was accepted for vet school. She graduated from the University of Glasgow, UK. Her knowledge and dedication has helped transform the lives of thousands of students and pets from around the world.

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      A Propos

      A Propos De Ce Cours

      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.

      Prérequis

      Holly and Hugo courses are designed for anyone with an interest in learning. No formal qualifications are required. 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

      Contenu Du Cours

      Module 1: Food Glorious Food
      • 1.1 Food groups
      • 1.2 Types of diet
      • 1.3 Reading food labels
      Module 2: Types Of Digestion
      • 2.1 Herbivores
      • 2.2 Carnivores
      • 2.3 Omnivores
      Module 3: Cradle To Grave Feeding
      • 3.1 Puppies and kittens
      • 3.2 Adults
      • 3.3 The senior animal
      • 3.4 Pregnancy and lactation
      • 3.5 Feeding dogs
      • 3.6 Feeding cats
      • 3.7 Ad lib feeding vs mealtimes
      • 3.8 How often to feed
      • 3.9 Avoiding faddy eaters
      Module 4: The Weighty Matter Of Weight
      • 4.1 The importance of a healthy waistline
      • 4.2 Does your pet have a weight problem?
      • 4.3 Honey I shrunk the dog
      • 4.4 A special mention about cats and diabetes
      • 4.5 Safe weight gain
      Module 5: Food And Ill Health
      • 5.1 Dietary allergies and intolerance
      • 5.2 Hypoallergenic diets
      • 5.3 Cats and urinary blockages
      • 5.4 Renal problems
      • 5.5 GI upsets
      • 5.6 Pancreatitis
      • 5.7 Dental disease
      • 5.8 Cancer, brain ageing, and liver disease
      Module 6: Pet Food: Opening Pandora’s Box
      • 6.1 Homemade diets
      • 6.2 RMB
      • 6.3 Supermarket foods
      • 6.4 Premium pet foods
      • 6.5 Veterinary approved foods
      • 6.6 Changing diets
      Module 7: Rabbits And Guinea Pigs
      • 7.1 Myths and mistakes
      • 7.2 Healthy eating for Rabbits and Guinea Pigs
      • 7.3 Eating-related issues
      Module 8: Mice, Rats, Gerbils, And Hamsters
      • 8.1 Rats
      • 8.2 Mice
      • 8.3 Gerbils
      • 8.4 Hamsters
      Module 9: Birds
      • 9.1 Avian Digestive Anatomy
      • 9.2 Cage Birds
      • 9.3 Poultry
      • 9.3 Birds of prey
      • 9.4 Parrots
      Module 10: Fish
      • 10.1 Overview of Fish Nutrition
      • 10.2 Freshwater
      • 10.3 Saltwater / Marine
      Module 11: Reptiles
      • 11.1 Tortoises
      • 11.2 Terrapins and turtles
      • 11.3 Lizards
      • 11.4 Snakes

      Carrière

      A qui s'adresse ce cours ?

      • Anyone who keeps any type of pet and needs to understand their dietary needs so they can provide the best possible care for them.
      • People who work or volunteer with animals who would like to know what each animal should eat to stay healthy.
      • Anyone looking for jobs with animals who will greatly benefit from understanding their nutritional needs and adding an accredited certificate course to their resume.
      • People who love animals and want to understand more about them.

        Certification

        • Students complete each lesson in full, and answer exam questions at the end of each course module. If the pass rate exceeds 55% on each exam then you can download a PDF certificate of completion to recognize your achievement. 
        • The courses are accredited by ICOES, the International Council for Online Education Standards, assuring our students of our commitment to high standards of online education. Students can apply for an ICOES certificate (for a fee) on completion of a course.
        • Courses are also recognized by the CPD, Continued Professional Development, body in the UK. CPD accredited courses count towards CPD hour records and certificates are available for a fee on request.

          Author

          Dr Pippa Elliott, BVMS MRCVS

          Expertise: Health, Veterinary

          Dr Pippa Elliott, BVMS MRCVS, is a veterinarian with 27 years' experience in companion animal practice. As a child, Pippa was pony-mad and can't remember a time when she didn't want to be a vet. She started volunteering at her local clinic at the age of 14, and it was a dream come true when she was accepted for vet school. She graduated from the University of Glasgow, UK. Her knowledge and dedication has helped transform the lives of thousands of students and pets from around the world.

          11746 Students

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