The level 5 ISCP Diploma in Canine Nutrition is for beginners, caretakers, and professionals who are working with dogs and who wish to understand more about dietary needs. It explores all of the many options that are available to you when it comes to choosing a diet that suits each individual dog that’s based on age, health, activity levels, and your lifestyle. With such a colossal range of products on the shelves it can be overwhelming when you’re deciding on the best food for your individual dog at each stage of his or her life.
A wide range of subjects are covered in detail, including anatomy and physiology, kibble to home cooked meals, and we explore the positives and negatives of each type of food currently on the market. The Raw Nutrition Diploma course text is also incorporated to provide all of the information you will need to confidently source, handle and formulate a diet consisting of raw meat and bones.
Students have 2 years in which to complete this course. This course will provide you with as much information as is available about canine nutrition. To date, the term Canine Nutritionist is not recognised in the UK by any professional bodies, but this diploma course will give you the knowledge and confidence to enter into discussions with clients and veterinary professionals about the individual dog’s needs.
Please note that the Canine Nutrition course also includes the Raw Feeding course, so if you wish to study both you will only need to enrol on this course.
ISCP Diploma in Canine Nutrition
Module 1: Our dog - Canis Lupus Familiaris
Module 2: The Digestive System and Gut Health
Module 3: Nutritional Requirements - what dogs need in order to thrive
Module 4: How dog food has changed over the years
Module 5: Dried foods
Module 6: Canned and wet foods
Module 7: Freeze Dried and Dehydrated
Module 8: Raw feeding
Module 9: Home cooking for your dog
Module 10: Vegetables, Berries, Grains and Seeds
Module 11: Vegetarian and Vegan diets
Module 12: Popular food supplements