Taking Care of Man's Best Friend
Don't you need to know the basics of canine nutrition and health if you work with dogs or own dogs? This is essential information you cannot be without, and that your pet, and any dog you work with, needs you to know. Learn all about nutrition, canine diseases and vaccinations.
This course in the Nash Academy's "Man's Best Friend" series provides the information needed to be a responsible pet owner and pet care professional.
Learn such important elements of caring for your best friend as:
- What terminology should you know to professionally discuss the energy and nutritional requirements of the dog?
- What are the energy requirements for an average dog? For a puppy? For a geriatric dog? For active and inactive dogs?
- What are the raw materials which every dog needs from a feeding program to lead a healthy life?
- How do you put together a feeding program with the needs of the individual dog in mind?
- Which factors need to be considered when designing the ideal feeding program?
- What is a balanced diet for a dog?
- What does commercial dog food offer to the dog? Table scraps? Alternative diets?
- What illnesses afflict the dog because of inadequate nutrition,and which illnesses can be treated through proper diet?
- How do you address the serious problem of obesity in today's dog?
- What are the differing problems presented by fleas, ticks, lice, and mites, the external parasites that afflict the dog?
- How can you treat a dog suffering from an infestation by one or more of the external parasites?
- Which methods of preventing external parasites work best, and why?
- What worms and protozoans afflict the dog internally?
- How do you treat a dog suffering from one or more internal parasites?
- Which methods of preventing internal parasites work best, and why?
- How do you recognize the symptoms of a dog infested by external or internal parasites?
- What are the differences between inherited conditions and medical conditions and disorders in dogs?
- What diseases of the canine skin, eyes, ears, mouth and teeth are commonly found in dogs, and how do you identify and treat them?
- What diseases of the canine feet and bones, and other illnesses such as epilepsy, urinary track problems, and reproductive system disorders and diseases, are common in dogs, and how do you identify and treat them?
- Which diseases may be prevented through a comprehensive vaccination program? What should such a program entail?
- How do vaccinations work, and why?
- Which diseases are communicable among dogs?
- Which diseases can you catch from your dog?
- What diseases can your dog catch from external parasites?