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Canine Nutrition + Formulation Workshop

Formulate accurately balanced raw and home-cooked meals - 7th-8th January 2023

  • Ended
  • 150 British pounds
  • Online Zoom Interactive

Service Description

*LIVE Sessions, Recorded available after sessions * A total of 8hrs learning time over 2 days - Certificate provided. Homemade food (raw or home-cooked) may have potential benefits for dogs, but it can be difficult to know whether they are getting everything they need. This course will teach you how to get it right. Home Made Food Benefits? A 2018 study at the University of Guelph showed that a huge 64% of us now offer homemade foods (raw or home-cooked) as a *regular* part of our dog's diet. Fresh foods are often more digestible and better ingredient control allows you to modify diet to suit your dog’s specific needs, reduce air-miles or choose more ethical ingredients. Are they getting everything they need? Dogs have different nutrient requirements to ours – for example, dogs need around 3x as much calcium as we do and *unlike us* they can’t make their own vitamin D in their skin. Issues like hip dysplasia and softening of the jaw are the common results of failing to meet these particular needs. This means feeding them like us doesn't work, and it takes extra care to ensure they are receiving everything they need. How does this course help? This course gives you an overview of canine nutrition right down to the nutrient level, and our workshop then helps you to use what you have learned to accurately formulate recipes using food nutrient profiles, an online spreadsheet/software and nutrient guidelines (FEDIAF or NRC). This course is great for: - Owners who want to formulate accurately balanced meals for their dog at home. - Pet professionals (hydro-therapists, physio, pet shop owners) who would like to discuss canine nutrition with their customers. Course Summary: Session 1: An overview of common feeding methods including identifying reliable and unreliable sources of information and how to we measure ‘completeness’ (Is FEDIAF perfect?) Session 2: Barebones Veterinary Nutrition – A whistle-stop tour of nutrition to provide you with enough background to start formulating. Session 3: Setting up your Nutrition Audit software and starting to Audit diets. Session 4: Interpreting an Audit result and formulating for your own dog. Course run by Dr Charlotte Gray MA (hons) VetMB MRCVS Course Includes: All 4 sessions either live (online) or watch recorded. PDF Handbook and Powerpoint to reference. Your own (online) copy of the RFN Spreadsheet to use and keep. Sessions are held on Zoom. Live sessions are interactive.

Contact Details

Furnace Lane, Rye, UK

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