- Be the best pet parent possible by discovering the right nutritional balance for their food along with what are ‘treats’ and what should be avoided
- You’ll know your pet is tucking into a healthy diet as his coat will shine, his nose will be wet and he’ll have loads of energy to play with you!
- Land your dream job through studying an internationally-recognized course at your own pace on a platform which is easy to navigate and have happier clients who have confidence in you
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WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
- The knowledge to make informed choices about foods based on facts produced by professionals and not your own personal beliefs (or those of others!)
- Debunking the myths around what your pet should or shouldn’t be eating - know which foods should be labeled as Poison for certain animals and others which will upset them.
- A better understanding of the nutritional needs of animals to prevent them becoming obese with all the illnesses that being overweight brings
HOW IT WILL HELP YOU
- Learn at your own pace the correct feeding habits of animals to help them in the right way
- Provide a better service for clients by understanding what animals should eat rather than what they like to eat
- Be the best pet owner possible by investing time in studying pet nutrition to nourish animals and watch them flourish
Module 1: Food Glorious Food
- 1.1 Different food groups and how they help animals
- 1.2 Types of diet and food formulations
- 1.3 Reading food labels to know what you are feeding pets
Module 2: Types Of Digestion
- 2.1 How herbivores differ from carnivores
- 2.2 Carnivores and their digestion
- 2.3 What do omnivores like to eat
Module 3: Cradle To Grave Feeding
- 3.1 Nutritional needs of puppies and kittens
- 3.2 Food for healthy adults
- 3.3 The needs for a healthy senior animal
- 3.4 Finding the right foods for pregnant animals
- 3.5 Correct way to feed dogs
- 3.6 Feeding habits of cats
- 3.7 Ad lib feeding vs mealtimes -which is right?
- 3.8 How often to feed for healthy animals
- 3.9 Tips on 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 Right ways to encourage weight gain
Module 5: Food And Ill Health
- 5.1 Dealing with dietary allergies and intolerance
- 5.2 Hypoallergenic diets
- 5.3 What to do about cats and urinary blockages
- 5.4 Spotting and coping with renal problems
- 5.5 Symptoms and treatments for gastrointestinal upsets
- 5.6 When an animal develops pancreatitis
- 5.7 Food and dental disease
- 5.8 Good food for cancer, brain ageing, and liver disease
Module 6: Pet Food: Opening Pandora’s Box
- 6.1 Pro’s and con’s of homemade diets
- 6.2 RMB - is raw the right choice?
- 6.3 Are supermarket foods good?
- 6.4 Is it better to invest in premium pet foods?
- 6.5 Why and when you need veterinary-approved foods
- 6.6 Changing diets to avoid upsets
Module 7: Rabbits And Guinea Pigs
- 7.1 Myths and mistakes surrounding these pets
- 7.2 Healthy eating for Rabbits and Guinea Pigs
- 7.3 Coping with eating-related issues
Module 8: Mice, Rats, Gerbils, And Hamsters
- 8.1 Dietary needs of mice and rats
- 8.2 What gerbils should need
- 8.3 Food for healthy hamsters
Module 9: Birds
- 9.1 Requirements of cage birds
- 9.2 Picking nutrients for poultry
- 9.3 Feeding birds of prey
- 9.4 What to give to parrots
Module 10: Fish
- 10.1 Dietary needs of freshwater fish
- 10.2 Marine fish food
- 10.3 Saltwater fish requirements
Module 11: Reptiles
- 11.1 Getting tortoises to eat
- 11.2 What terrapins and turtles need
- 11.3 Menus for lizards
- 11.4 How to feed snakes
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OUR COURSES HAVE BEEN WRITTEN BY PURR-FESSIONALS
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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Follow the easy registration process to enrol in your course today.
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WHAT STUDENTS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT HOLLY AND HUGO
Quality information (clear, concise and understandable), easy to navigate website, and very easy navigating throughout the course. A great reinforcement of some information that I already knew. That said, I learned lots too. Having a more in-depth understanding of the nutritional requirements for some of our most common pets is very valuable, and it gives me more confidence when I am having a discussion with my clients about their pet's nutritional needs. I really liked the use of analogies to help explain certain concepts and loved all of the accompanying pictures. Cheryl Stubbings - Canada
I've been a pet sitter since 2010. I'm interested in starting my own pet sitting business in a few years when I retire from my current full time job and I want to be successful. I have enjoyed your courses a lot. Tami Novak - United States of America (USA)
In fulfilling my re-certification as a professional pet sitter, the Holly and Hugo courses have been very informative and convenient for me. I developed a stronger awareness of the nutritional needs of varying species of animals, which can only strengthen my abilities to offer professional pet sitting at a broader realm. The variance of species which you covered was very interesting and the basic concept of balanced nutrition being of utmost importance to the animal keeper. Judy Vanburen - United States of America (USA)
It was an interesting topic for everyday people loving their pets and the home page was easy to navigate and explained the course content very clearly, which helped to set expectations about the course and finally helped me make the decision to take it. I feel I understand my pets' nutritional requirements now and I can easily apply the knowledge when searching for the right food and reading the package information. It was also very interesting to learn about other (sometimes exotic) animal's habits. Agnes Neugebauer - United Arab Emirates
I am a guide dog puppy raiser as well as a dog trainer at my local Petco. This course gave me more insight into maintaining consistency and other ideas for dogs with different learning styles. Shayla Drappo - United States of America (USA)
It has improved my life, I have started my own Pet Sitting business and left the corporate world to pursue my passion and dream. So to put it mildly it has change my world for the best. What would I say to friends is what I already say to them, take the course: it's a great value and you will learn, unlike other online courses that teach you nothing, with Holly and Hugo you have to pass a test and they are not easy questions to get certified. Patricia Lackner - United States of America (USA)