Pet Nutrition

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

Pet Nutrition

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

  • 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
$175
  • 95% recommend
  • Fully accredited by ICOES
  • Free PDF Certificate
  • 14 days money back guaranteed
  • 50 online study hours

95% THUMBS UP 95% of students recommend our courses

FULLY ACCREDITED All our courses are accredited by ICOES and CPD Certification Service

FREE PDF CERTIFICATE You can prove your commitment with a certificate upon completion

14 DAYS MONEY BACK If our course isn't for you, you have 14 days to claim your money back guarantee

60 ONLINE STUDY HOURS You have 90 days to complete the course and one year to start it

ABOUT THE COURSE

  • Do you want to know whether dogs can follow a vegetarian diet, if cats should lap up cream or why rabbits eat their own droppings?
  • Expand your knowledge of animal care by understanding the digestion and nutritional needs of different animals when they are well, ill, old or pregnant
  • Be able to make informed choices by weighing up the pro’s and con’s of branded pet food vs supermarket brands vs home-made
  • Learn from professional vets the ways to make sure your pets eat all the little grains of goodness and doesn't just pick out the ones he likes
  • Gain the knowledge you need to start your own pet business such as a pet sitter, running kennels or volunteering in a shelter

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

  • Take an accredited course to show potential clients so they are confident you know how to look after their pets
  • All pet owners and animal carers who want the best care for their pets and to know what they are putting into their mouths
  • Guardians of older or unwell pets which may need to change diets or follow a special diet to get the right nutrients

ABOUT THE COURSE

  • Do you want to know whether dogs can follow a vegetarian diet, if cats should lap up cream or why rabbits eat their own droppings?
  • Expand your knowledge of animal care by understanding the digestion and nutritional needs of different animals when they are well, ill, old or pregnant
  • Be able to make informed choices by weighing up the pro’s and con’s of branded pet food vs supermarket brands vs home-made
  • Learn from professional vets the ways to make sure your pets eat all the little grains of goodness and doesn't just pick out the ones he likes
  • Gain the knowledge you need to start your own pet business such as a pet sitter, running kennels or volunteering in a shelter

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

  • Take an accredited course to show potential clients so they are confident you know how to look after their pets
  • All pet owners and animal carers who want the best care for their pets and to know what they are putting into their mouths
  • Guardians of older or unwell pets which may need to change diets or follow a special diet to get the right nutrients

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

COURSES MODULES

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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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 seeing practice at her local clinic at the age of 14, and it was a dream-come-true when she was accepted for vet school. Pippa then went on to graduate.

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ADDITIONAL COURSE INFO

HOW DOES IT WORK?

  • Once you sign up for the course you will have 12 months to activate it. Once activated, you have 90 days to learn the tricks of the trade for animal training and pet sitting
  • The course will take about 60 hours to complete in full and even less time if you are only interesting in one or two types of animals. From the minute you start the course you will broaden your knowledge to better understand the feeding habits and needs of animals
  • You can set your own pace of study because it is completely online and available on any device. You can study anytime, anywhere so there's no pressure. These are some of the reasons that Holly and Hugo are the perfect partners for busy people
  • At the end of each module is an exam to pass to make sure you have fully taken in each stage. These 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 will be able to download your pdf certificate. You’ll be also eligible to apply for an ICOES hard copy certificate

WHAT SUPPORT WILL I GET DURING THE COURSE

  • Our 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. We're just a phone call or email away
  • 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 to help you enjoy a better understanding of animals.

COURSE ACCREDITATION

  • Holly and Hugo is a professional company with an international team of experts, including veterinary surgeons, compiling the courses. The main veterinarians involved in our courses are Pippa Elliott BVMS MRCVS who graduated from the University of Glasgow, UK, and has 27 years' experience and Deborah Shore DVM, who graduated from Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • You will be getting up-to-date information from experienced professionals so you can be confident the advice is credible
  • In return for your dedication, you can receive a certificate of study
  • Holly & Hugo 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

CAREER PATH

  • This course is suitable for all animal lovers who want to care for their pet better
  • Anyone who works with animals at feeding time, such as pet sitters, kennel owners or volunteers at animal shelters, will understand their dietary requirements to keep them healthy
  • 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

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

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

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