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Canine Health and Nutrition and Canine Science Level 3

Open Study College
Course summary
Price: 689 GBP
Language: English
Location: Distance
Course type: e-learning / Online / Distance

Course description

Course description

 Canine Health and

 Nutrition Level 3:

 

Unit 1: The Canine Digestive System

  • Describe the anatomy of the canine digestive system
  • Explain the structures associated with the canine digestive system
  • Evaluate the physiology of the canine digestive system
  • Describe common problems related to the canine digestive system

Unit 2: Basic Nutrition

  • Describe what nutrients are required to formulate a correctly balanced diet
  • Evaluate the need for carbohydrate, fats and protein in a balanced diet
  • Describe the importance of minerals and vitamins in a balanced diet
  • Explain the significance of water in a balanced diet

Unit 3: Types of Feeds

  • Describe the legal requirements on dog food labels
  • Evaluate the nutrition supplied in different types of diet
  • Describe the difference between wet, dry and semi-moist food
  • Explain the advantages and disadvantages of feeding home-made and raw diets

Unit 4: How to Select the Correct Diet for Age and Lifestyle

  • Describe the correct diet for growing puppies
  • Evaluate the nutritional requirements of healthy adult companion dogs
  • Describe the importance of correct nutrition for working dogs
  • Explain the nutritional needs of geriatric dogs

Unit 5: Feeding for Health and Behaviour

  • Describe the development of behaviour problems caused by poor nutrition
  • Evaluate the health issues caused by a decreased intake of nutrients
  • Describe the health issues caused by an excessive intake of nutrients
  • Explain the common medical diseases seen as a result of poor nutrition

Unit 6: Diet and its Effect on Health

  • Describe the nutritional changes required for obese dogs
  • Evaluate the nutritional changes required for dogs with hepatic disease
  • Describe the importance of supplements for skin disorders
  • Explain how nutrition can be used to support dogs with renal disease

  Canine Science

  Level 3:

 

Unit 1: Evolution and domestication of the canine

  • The evolution from Canis lupus to Canis familiaris
  • The domestication of the canine
  • The diversity of Canis familiaris
  • Common genetic disorders in the dog

Unit 2: Similarities and differences between dogs and wolves

  • Why humans have required certain characteristics in dogs
  • The major similarities between dogs and wolves
  • The anatomical differences between dogs and wolves
  • The importance, advantages and disadvantages of selective breeding

Unit 3: Common canine behaviours and how dogs learn

  • Commonly seen dog behaviours and compare with the wolf
  • The importance of canine communication
  • How understanding dog behaviour enhances the training process
  • The history of dog training

Unit 4: Canines in society

  • The roles of the canine in society since known domestication
  • The changing role of the dog in society
  • The importance of dogs as pets
  • The importance of working dogs

Unit 5: Correct nutrition

  • The purpose of good nutrition
  • The digestive tract and impact of poor nutrition
  • The need for breed-specific nutrition and breed-size-specific nutrition
  • The importance of correct life-stage nutrition

Unit 6: Anatomy and physiology of the canine special senses

  • The function and role of the special senses
  • The adaptation of the special senses
  • The differences between sight and scent hounds
  • Anatomical and possible behavioural problems associated with the special senses

Expenses



Pay Now: GBP 689.00
OR 6 Monthly Instalments of GBP 118.35 with a deposit of GBP
78.90 totalling 789

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