|Introduction||About this course|
|Module 1||Our dog – Canis Lupus Familiaris|
|Module 2||The Digestive System and Gut Health|
|Module 3||Nutritional Requirements – what dogs need in order to thrive|
|Module 4||How dog food has changed over the years|
|Module 5||Dried foods|
|Module 6||Canned and wet foods|
|Module 7||Freeze Dried and Dehydrated|
|Module 8||Raw feeding|
|Module 9||Home cooking for your dog|
|Module 10||Vegetables, Berries, Grains and Seeds|
|Module 11||Vegetarian and Vegan diets|
|Module 12||Popular food supplements|
Caroline Hearn, author and tutor of the nutrition courses
Caroline qualified as a sports massage therapist in 1999 and then went on to qualify as an equine and canine massage therapist. Caroline’s CV now spans a wide range of therapies for both human and animal patients. After running her own clinic for 11 years she began to specialise in canine clients, and it became apparent just how vital it was to approach any health or behavioral issue that a dog was struggling with, in a truly holistic way. This approach gained significant improvement and long term resolution when diet, exercise, home environment and adapting to a dog`s individual character was taken into account.
The love of dogs combined with a mission to encourage better nutrition lead her to create the company Hedgerow Hounds, which makes a range of veterinary approved organic herbal blends. She went on to gain her nutritional diploma with a distinction from the Open College, and she regularly attends courses and workshops on canine nutrition, raw feeding and holistic healthcare. Caroline has written two courses on canine nutrition which, alongside her own studies and qualifications, incorporates knowledge taken from 30 years of owning her own dogs and feeding many different types of diet. Caroline also regularly writes articles for two of the leading canine natural health magazines.
She lives in Bedfordshire with her rescue Labradors and two horses.
Katie McCaul, contributor
I qualified as a Veterinary nurse in 1998 and became Head Nurse in a 3 branch mixed practice. I very much enjoyed my role as an NVQ assessor teaching the trainee Vet nurses. My experience in practice was invaluable working in weight clinics, theatre and kennels.
After leaving practice I was lucky enough to complete a BSc in Animal Behaviour and Physiology. This taught me about the evolutionary path our domesticated pets had been on and how innate behaviour and physiology are the key to happiness and health.
Since university I have taught on the VN degree program, worked with Wiltshire Wildlife trust, and returned to practice part time.
My recent role as research and development manager at a Pet Food Company over the last 6 years, has been an education into the pet food industry. Leading me to achieve a diploma in Naturopathy, use diet formulation software and run a research project. I deliver CPD to veterinary professionals and enjoy sharing my experience with owners to help improve diet and health of our dogs.
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