Most pet dogs and cats are fed and thrive on commercial diets. But it is perfectly feasible for these animals to maintain good health on home-prepared foods, if their owners have a basic understanding of the special nutritional requirements of each species.
The key principles, as for human nutrition, are to provide
a palatable mix of the required nutrients, from a variety of foods, and then to feed such diets in moderate amounts
to avoid excess weight gain. The principles and practice of food preparation for dogs and for cats will be outlined in this presentation, with emphasis on the differences between these species in their nutritional requirements.
By successfully completing this course, you will:
- Understand the basic principles of animal nutrition
- Learn the importance of special nutritional requirements of each species
- Develop the ability to formulate diets from commonly available foods to meet the nutritional requirements of dogs and cats.
What is a WebinarPLUS?
Webinar series FREE to CVE Members
Webinars are an ideal way to brush up on your skills when you are time poor, restricted by location or you just prefer bite size CPD.
WebinarPLUS (formerly known as PodcastPLUS) are pre-recorded webinar presentations delivered by experts in the field. Presentations are accompanied by a 1-week lively discussion forum moderated by your presenter.
You will receive 1 CPD point for every CVE webinar completed.
Who should enrol?
This course is suitable for qualified veterinarians. Veterinary students are welcome to enrol.
Veterinary nurses, technicians and other allied professionals with a special interest in the topic are also welcome to enrol in this course. Please be aware that the course is designed for qualified veterinarians and you should consider this in light of your knowledge and experience before you register.
*Members include: Practice, Professional, Part-time Professional, Recent Graduate, Academic, Vet Nurse and Student members.