Advice to Pet-Owners on Home-Prepared Diets - WebinarPLUS
Most pet dogs and cats are fed and thrive on commercial diets. But it is perfectly feasible for these animals to maintain good health on home-prepared foods, if their owners have a basic understanding of the special nutritional requirements of each species.
The key principles, as for human nutrition, are to provide a palatable mix of the required nutrients, from a variety of foods, and then to feed such diets in moderate amounts to avoid excess weight gain. The principles and practice of food preparation for dogs and for cats will be outlined in this presentation, with emphasis on the differences between these species in their nutritional requirements.
By successfully completing this course, you will:
- Understand the basic principles of animal nutrition
- Learn the importance of special nutritional requirements of each species
- Develop the ability to formulate diets from commonly available foods to meet the nutritional requirements of dogs and cats.
What is a WebinarPLUS?
Webinar series FREE to CVE Members
Webinars are an ideal way to brush up on your skills when you are time poor, restricted by location or you just prefer bite size CPD.
WebinarPLUS (formerly known as PodcastPLUS) are pre-recorded webinar presentations delivered by experts in the field. Presentations are accompanied by a 1-week lively discussion forum moderated by your presenter.
You will receive 1 CPD point for every CVE webinar completed.
Who should enrol?
This course is suitable for qualified veterinarians. Veterinary students are welcome to enrol.
Veterinary nurses, technicians and other allied professionals with a special interest in the topic are also welcome to enrol in this course. Please be aware that the course is designed for qualified veterinarians and you should consider this in light of your knowledge and experience before you register.
Tutor: David Fraser
AM BVSc PhD
David Fraser was born in New Zealand and moved to Australia to study at the University of Sydney, graduating Bachelor of Veterinary Science with First Class Honours and the University Medal in 1962. He was a Teaching Fellow in the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Sydney, before becoming a postgraduate student in Clare College at the University of Cambridge. He undertook research in the University of Cambridge Dunn Nutritional Laboratory on vitamin D metabolism and graduated with a PhD in 1967. From 1967 to 1986 he was a member of the Scientific Staff of the Medical Research Council at the Dunn Nutritional Laboratory, with continuing research on the metabolism and function of vitamin D. In 1986 he returned to the University of Sydney as Professor of Animal Science. He was Head of the Department of Animal Science (1992-1994) and Dean of the Faculty of Veterinary Science (1994-1998). He continues with research and teaching on the nutrition of domestic animals at the University of Sydney, with particular interest in vitamin D status and function.