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Pet Nutrition

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  • Holly and Hugo by ICOES
  • Fully CPD/CE Certified
  • Instant Free PDF Certificate
  • Recommended by 95% of Students
  • 24/7 Access
  • 12280 Students Enrolled
  • 60 Study Hours
  • 45 Days to complete the course

ABOUT THIS COURSE

You are what you eat so make sure your pet’s food is healthy and nutritious. Know which food your pet needs and what is poisonous for him


  • No-one wants a mullet haircut, not even your dog! Practice makes perfect, so you can watch videos in your own time on the right ways to cut and brush hair
  • Dog grooming is where Holly & Hugo first began with the original course compiled by Tolo Vicens, a professional dog groomer with 20 years’ experience. So you’ll be learning from the master!
  • Understand the importance of regular grooming for a healthy coat and skin - he’ll turn heads too!
  • Get the edge on competitors by knowing the top grooming techniques for different breeds
  • Master skills to care for your pet better while spending quality time together or set up your own business working with animals

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

  • How to make clear and consistent instructions so your dog understands exactly what he is supposed to do
  • Tips and tricks from professional vets on reward-based training to make your dog want to work with you
  • The theory and practice of motivating your pet while making him more happy, secure, confident and well-behaved
  • Your four-legged friend will think you’re the best pet parent ever for spending hands-on, quality time together so he’s happy, healthy and handsome!
  • Pet owners and professionals who want to broaden their knowledge to better understand dog’s anatomy and types of coats
  • People seeking a certified course to help move their career forward
  • Expand your horizons and knowledge while gaining a better understanding of animals
  • Become better at reading animals’ body language so you know how to react to them
  • Provide a better service for clients through your confidence when interacting with pets  
  • Surrogate carers, animal trainers, pet sitters and anyone who works or volunteers with animals can learn better techniques for controlling and looking after them

  • Studying an accredited course will give professionals a competitive advantage over their rivals

  • Certification will prove to employers that you are serious in your wish to land a dream job with animals

  • We've proudly trained thousands of dog lovers and pet parents from around the globe. Will you become the next addition to our community? Do it for you and for your pets! They'll thank you for it

HOW DOES IT WORK?

  • Once you complete the payment you get immediate access to the course

  • Don't worry if you're not ready to start studying now, because you'll have 12 months to activate the course

  • Once activated, you have 45 days to complete it

  • The course will only take about 30 hours to complete

  • You can set your own pace of study - completely online and available on any device.

  • Busy life? Don't worry! You can study anytime, anywhere

  • At the end of each module is an exam to pass to make sure you have fully taken in each stage

  • The modules are easy to understand and, therefore, easy to remember. You can revisit the material for a refresher if you want to look something up

  • Once the course is completed, all modules saved and exams passed you'll get a pdf certificate

  • You will be also eligible to apply for an ICOES hard copy certificate

WHAT SUPPORT WILL I GET DURING THE COURSE

  • The courses are designed to be easy to use without the need to download material

  • Should you need any assistance, we have a help centre available in your student area 24/7 or you can contact our awesome Customer Support team during the working hours

  • From time to time, we also organize live webinars with a vet which you can join in and have any queries or questions professionally answered
  • Holly and Holly and Hugo is a professional company with an international team of experts, including veterinary surgeons, compiling the courses

  • The courses are accredited by ICOES, the International Council for Online Education Standards, assuring our students our commitment to high standards of online education

  • We are also a recognized member of the CPD Certification Service

  • Our CPD accredited courses will count towards your CPD hour records. Through Continuing Professional Development (CPD/CE), individuals show their commitment to gain new skills to contribute to their personal and professional development, improve their job prospects, enhance and evolve in their career
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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Once you have completed your course, you will automatically receive your certification. Well done, the last step to your amazing achievement!

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

100% AUTHENTIC STUDENT TESTIMONIALS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

$ 119

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  • Holly and Hugo by ICOES
  • Fully CPD/CE Certified
  • Instant Free PDF Certificate
  • Recommended by 95% of Students
  • 24/7 Access
  • 12280 Students Enrolled
  • 60 Study Hours
  • 45 Days to complete the course
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