What are the differences between dogs and cats in their nutritional requirements? How can you use this knowledge to better advise owners about how to feed their animals?
Over the past 40 years, the widespread feeding of commercial foods to dogs and cats has diminished awareness of the special nutritional characteristics of these domestic animals. Although commercial foods, formulated to meet the known nutrient requirements of dogs and cats have ensured good nutritional health, there are still circumstances where malnutrition of these species can occur.
The aims of this course are to emphasise the differences between dogs and cats in their nutritional requirements, to draw attention as to how this knowledge can help veterinarians better advise dog and cat owners about how to feed their animals and to awaken an understanding about how nutritional knowledge can assist in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease.
The Small Animal Nutrition course has been a fantastic way of brushing up on my nutrition knowledge and allowing me to give owners more informed information about diet rather than just advising to feed a complete and balanced commercial food. I learnt as much from the discussion forum as from the module notes - excellent responses to discussion questions really added to the learning experience.
By successfully completing this course, you will be able to:
- have a well-developed understanding of how knowledge of nutritional science is needed to be able to provide guidance on how to meet the specific nutrient requirements of dogs and cats.
- be able to use feeding standard tables and food composition tables to formulate diets that meet the nutritional requirements of dogs and cats.
- be able to apply nutritional knowledge in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases where nutritional factors are involved in disease aetiology.
- have a good understanding of the significance of clinical signs that indicate a history of malnutrition in dogs and cats.
- The physiological and biochemical characteristics that determine the different nutritional requirements of dogs and cats
- The specific nutrient requirements of dogs and cats
- The application of nutritional knowledge in the prevention and treatment of disease
- Malnutrition of dogs and cats with consequent disease.
What is a TimeOnline?
Flexible and accessible online CPD
TimeOnline is quality online education delivered by veterinary experts in short, manageable timeframes.
Build in-demand skills in key clinical areas. Engage with your tutor/s and other participants through an active discussion forum. The programs are further enhanced by concise core notes, video presentations, case studies, images, useful links and interactive quizzes to test your knowledge and round out the program.
Who should enrol?
This course is suitable for qualified veterinarians. Veterinary students are welcome to enrol.
Veterinary nurses/technicians 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.
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