Would you love for your career to be one where you work with dogs every day? This Canine Health and Nutrition and Canine Science QLS Level 3 course bundle can help you get started with that. During the Canine Health and Nutrition course, you will look at the basic nutrition of a canine, evaluate the nutrition supplied in different types of diet, evaluate the health issues caused by a decreased intake of nutrients, and much more. Meanwhile, in the Canine Nutrition course, you will cover many different topics, from the evolution from Canis lupus to Canis familiaris, to the roles of the canine in society since known domestication. All course materials will be delivered to you by post or via email, so it couldn't be easier. Our experienced and friendly tutors will help you every step of the way. You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies, so you can work at your own pace. Completed coursework can be delivered by post or via email, so handing in an assignment is simple. It is ideal for:
- Students who want to develop their animal behaviour knowledge
- Those aspiring to work or progress their career in the animal industry.
- Kennel assistant
- Kennel manager or supervisor
- Animal charity rescue and rehoming centres
- Animal licensing inspector
- Animal welfare inspector
Canine Health and Nutrition QLS Level 3
Unit 1 The canine digestive system
- Describe the anatomy of the canine digestive system.
- Explain the structures associated with the canine digestive system.
- Evaluate the physiology of the canine digestive system.
- Describe common problems related to the canine digestive system.
Unit 2 Basic nutrition
- Describe what nutrients are required to formulate a correctly balanced diet.
- Evaluate the need for carbohydrate, fats and protein in a balanced diet.
- Describe the importance of minerals and vitamins in a balanced diet.
- Explain the significance of water in a balanced diet.
Unit 3 Types of feeds
- Describe the legal requirements on dog food labels.
- Evaluate the nutrition supplied in different types of diet.
- Describe the difference between wet, dry and semi-moist food.
- Explain the advantages and disadvantages of feeding home-made and raw diets.
Unit 4 How to select the correct diet for age and lifestyle
- Describe the correct diet for growing puppies.
- Evaluate the nutritional requirements of healthy adult companion dogs.
- Describe the importance of correct nutrition for working dogs.
- Explain the nutritional needs of geriatric dogs.
Unit 5 Feeding for health and behaviour
- Describe the development of behaviour problems caused by poor nutrition.
- Evaluate the health issues caused by a decreased intake of nutrients.
- Describe the health issues caused by an excessive intake of nutrients.
- Explain the common medical diseases seen as a result of poor nutrition.
Unit 6 Diet and its effect on health
- Describe the nutritional changes required for obese dogs.
- Evaluate the nutritional changes required for dogs with hepatic disease.
- Describe the importance of supplements for skin disorders.
- Explain how nutrition can be used to support dogs with renal disease.
Unit 1 Evolution and domestication of the canine
- The evolution from Canis lupus to Canis familiaris
- The domestication of the canine
- The diversity of Canis familiaris
- Common genetic disorders in the dog
Unit 2 Similarities and differences between dogs and wolves
- Why humans have required certain characteristics in dogs
- The major similarities between dogs and wolves
- The anatomical differences between dogs and wolves
- The importance, advantages and disadvantages of selective breeding
Unit 3 Common canine behaviours and how dogs learn
- Commonly seen dog behaviours and compare with the wolf
- The importance of canine communication
- How understanding dog behaviour enhances the training process
- The history of dog training
Unit 4 Canines in society
- The roles of the canine in society since known domestication
- The changing role of the dog in society
- The importance of dogs as pets
- The importance of working dogs
Unit 5 Correct nutrition
- The purpose of good nutrition
- The digestive tract and impact of poor nutrition
- The need for breed-specific nutrition and breed-size-specific nutrition
- The importance of correct life-stage nutrition
Unit 6 Anatomy and physiology of the canine special senses
- The function and role of the special senses
- The adaptation of the special senses
- The differences between sight and scent hounds
- Anatomical and possible behavioural problems associated with the special senses
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