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Canine Nutrition Diploma Course

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Canine Nutrition Diploma Course

Canine nutrition and all things related is one of the most interesting topics that you can choose to study.

It is also one of the subjects that we explore least of all.

This course is designed to teach you about canine health and how the dog’s diet contributes to or depletes it. We will talk about canine digestion and the approach towards ill dogs along with how food can be used to prevent sickness.

Canine nutrition


The course is suitable for everyone, from dog owners, that want to ensure their dog’s live long and healthy lives, right through to professional trainers and groomers.

Everyone that completes this training will have achieved new knowledge about canine health, well-being and a brand new respect for the canine body along with how it is fuelled for life.

If you love dogs you will have a wonderful time with this course. We look forward to sharing a whole new range of information with you.

This course is written with years of personal experience, whether you are looking for a complete career change, are just leaving education or simply want to add another skill to your existing ones, then this course will give you everything you need to succeed.

The course is taught in a semi-formal style with your learning in mind. We provide a set of questions at the end of each module but also encourage practical action throughout the learning experience. 

Frequently Asked Questions

The Canine Nutrition Diploma Course will take you up to 150 hours to complete working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace. The course comes with a course assessment in the form of quizzes, written questions and short essays, once you have completed your course assessment please email or post it back to us for marking, you will then receive your feedback and certificates.

This course is accredited by the CMA (Complementary Medical Association), which is internationally recognised as the elite force in professional, ethical complementary medicine by professional practitioners, doctors and, increasingly, by the general public. Upon completion of the course you can gain membership to the CMA, which in addition to supplying a professional accreditation, offers a number of benefits, all of which can be found here.

This course also is certified by the IANLPC (International Association of NLP & Coaching) and the IAHT (International Alliance of Holistic Therapists), both of which are internationally recognised organisations. The IAHT certify personal development, health, fitness and nutrition courses. The IANLPC is a global support network for NLP Professionals and coaches, including the fields of Life Coaching, Hypnotherapy Business Coaching, Leadership, Nutritional, CBT, Personal Development and Holistic Therapy.

Canine Nutrition Course Syllabus:


Unit One - Introducing Canine Nutrition

Evolution of the Canine Diet

The 21st Century Diet

Commercial Dog Food

The Law

Dog Food Ingredients

How Is Dog Food Made?

Unit One Assessment

Unit Two - Digestion and Immunity

The Digestive Process

Liver Function

Digestive System Problems

The Autonomic Nervous System

The Canine Immune System

How Does Immunity Work?

Immune System Problems

The Allergy Epidemic

Wheat Allergy Symptoms



Unit Two Assessment

Unit Three - Diet and Health

Why Can Dogs Eat Rotten Food?

The Importance of Water


Hip Dysplasia


Thyroid problems




Hypertension and Hypotension


Unit Three Assessment

Unit Four - Nutritional Needs of the Dog







Unit Four Assessment

Unit Five- Vitamins and Health

Fat Soluble Vitamins

Water-Soluble Vitamins

Vitamins on Prescription

Choosing Supplements

Vitamin Labelling

Basic Supplementation and Diet

Unit Five Assessment

Unit Six - Feeding Options for Dog Owners

Commercial Dog Food

Home Cooked Dog Food

Raw Feeding


Healthy Snacks

Table Scraps

Foods to Avoid

Unit Six Assessment

Unit Seven - Life stage feeding



Adult dogs

Old age

Vegetarian and Vegan Dogs

Allergy and Intolerance

Dental Health

Unit Seven Assessment

Unit Eight - Obesity

Diabetes Mellitus

Heart Problems

Risk in General Anaesthetic

How Obesity Affects Behaviour

Food and Behaviour

Hypothyroid Research

Weight Loss


Spaying and Neutering

Unit Eight Assessment

Unit Nine - Specific Health Problems



Skin and Coat Problems




Unit Nine Assessment

Unit Ten - Whole Dog Health

The Food and Health Divide

A New Awakening


Holistic Health and Dogs

Other Natural Health Options

Natural Therapy in Practice

Self-Employment in the United Kingdom


National Insurance

Unit Ten Assessment


Our courses include comprehensive support, should you require any assistance. You can contact our friendly course advisers by telephone or by email.

Contact Details

Continued Learning

All course delegates are welcome to attend our regular, ongoing learning and inspirational events. We also hold regular inspirational events in Manchester and London for all students studying any of our courses. The events are a great way to watch live demonstrations of different techniques, learn new skills, have a practice with other students and to meet your tutors. Once you've signed up for any of our courses you will receive details of our different monthly events via email. If you cannot attend our events you can watch a live streaming of the event on our tv channel.

All courses can be paid for using our secure online payment system or via paypal. 


If you would prefer to pay via bacs payment or via cheque please email us at or call us on 0800 955 6808 for more assistance.


All of the online course materials are emailed over to you as e-documents, if you would prefer a hard copy of the course materials to be posted out to you please select this when checking out.