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Flexi ECPD - Alternative Veterinary Diets

Excel CPD - Vet Nurse CPD

11 months ago
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Duration: 8 hour(s)
Cost: £155

The pet food industry is vastly varied which makes choosing a suitable, safe diet hugely challenging, particularly in the face of overwhelming amounts of information, misinformation, and strong divided opinion. This Alternative Diets Flexi Course will separate fact from fiction by evaluating the latest available evidence for four of the common alternative diets types which are increasingly being fed to dogs and cats:

Grain free diets
Home-prepared cooked diets
Raw meat-based diets
Plant-based diets

As with all veterinary medicine, it is vital that a recommendation should be evidence based and so for each diet type the course will evaluate the evidence for and against its use, alongside highlighting where further work is required. Each of the four diet types have associated risks, but also associated potential benefits which should be carefully considered. Our role as veterinary professionals is not to dictate what pet owners should feed their pet, but to provide support through information and education by becoming a reliable resource a pet owner can trust. Our aim is to support pet owners so that in the full knowledge of the facts they can make informed decisions when they choose a diet to feed their pet. Ultimately some pet owners will continue to wish to feed a diet which is not recommended. The course will therefore examine ways in which safety can be improved and will detail where to find specialist help and reliable information, so support is always given to every pet.

Module 1: Grain Free Diets
What is a grain free diet?
Why might owners choose a grain free diet?
What are the benefits of a grain free diet?
What are the risks of a grain free diet?
How can we improve safety and support the owner’s choice?
Considerations for feeding a pet whilst in the veterinary hospital who receives a grain free diet at home

Module 2: Home Prepared Cooked Diets
Key nutritional aims - complete and balanced, palatable, digestible, not fed in excess, safe, achievable, sustainable
What is a home prepared cooked diet?
Why might owners choose a home prepared cooked diet?
What are the benefits of a home prepared cooked diet?
What are the risks of a home prepared cooked diet?
How can we improve safety and support the owner’s choice?
Considerations for feeding a pet whilst in the veterinary hospital who receives a home prepared cooked diet at home
How to make use of online nutritional tools

Module 3: Raw Meat Based Diets
What is a raw meat based diet?
Why might owners choose a raw meat based diet?
What are the benefits of a raw meat based diet?
What are the risks of a raw meat based diet?
How can we improve safety and support the owner’s choice?
Considerations for feeding a pet whilst in the veterinary hospital who receives a raw meat based diet at home

Module 4 Plant Based Diets
What is a plant based diet?
Why might owners choose a plant based diet?
What are the benefits of a plant based diet?
What are the risks of plant based diet?
How can we improve safety and support the owner’s choice?
Considerations for feeding a pet whilst in the veterinary hospital who receives a plant based diet at home
Sustainability

The course will be available immediately following purchase, with unlimited lifetime access and will provide a total of 8 hours of CPD (UK), or 8 points (Australia and New Zealand).

Tutor: Georgia Woods-Lee
Date: On demand,
Cost: £155 +vat
Length: Unlimited lifetime access
CPD: 8 hours / 8 points (AUS/NZ)
Level: Intermediate

Who is it for?

Veterinary Nurses

The Speakers

Georgia Woods-Lee. BSC (Hons), RVN, Cert CFVHNut, VTS (Nutrition). University of Liverpool

Number of CPD hours this event can be recorded as

8 hours

Registration and Booking

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