Natural Animal Nutrition

Natural nutrition

NATNUT1012    Natural Animal Nutrition

Unit Purpose

This Unit covers the principles of small animal nutrition, including prepared pet foods, alternative feeding approaches and home-made diets. The unit provides the knowledge and skills to advise on the advantages and disadvantages of each, as well as being able to assess in a broad way a food or diet from a nutritional standpoint. Natural nutrition fills in the gap of knowledge from mainstream nutrition philosophy which focuses on prepared pet foods. A balanced viewpoint is taken, along with an evidence based approach in the interests of animal health and wellbeing.

Topics Covered:

  • Nutrition Basics
  • Practical Nutrition
  • Commercial Pet Foods
  • Alternative Feeding Practices
  • Home-made diets
  • Supplements
  • Detoxification with Diet and Supplements
  • Weight Control

Teaching Method

Modified online lectures, face-to-face online tutorials, forum participation, reading of journal articles and texts, exploring web resources, email support


.           Online quiz   25%

             Assignment  25%

             Assignment  25%

             Case study   25%

What you will need

  • Internet access, including a plan that allows you to download to view video material
  • Headphones, microphone and webcam to participate in online interview

Nominal Hours: 100

Suggested Study Plan: 
5 hours per week for 12 weeks, plus assignments.

Course Tuition Fee includes enrolment fee

  • Australian Students 

Natural Animal Nutrition         100 hours $AUD902.00 (includes GST)

  • USA students .

Natural Animal Nutrition         100 hours $US887.00

  • UK students

Natural Animal Nutrition          100 hours £505.00GBP

  • European students

Natural Animal Nutrition         100 hours €702.00 Euro

  • NZ, Asia, Africa, Canada, Central & South America, rest of the world

Natural Animal Nutrition         100 hours $AUD887.00 

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