Learn to provide expert advice, guidance and support to pet owners in the area of dog nutritionist. Understand the benefits of the various types of diets available for dogs and how to choose the right one to ensure optimum health, vitality and longevity. This program also explains how to use supplements to help your clients’ pets with specific medical conditions such as gastrointestinal problems, diabetes, hepatic lipidosis, heart disease and dental or skeletal disorders.
Improve Veterinary Client Relationships
The most significant factor impacting the life of a pet is its environment and nutrition, and it’s an important part of the veterinary team’s job to educate pet owners about proper nutrition for their pet. Educating clients helps prevent many of the common ailments associated with poor diet, such as weight loss, arthritis and urinary tract problems.
Unleashing Optimal Health: The Role of a Dog Nutritionist in Your Pet’s Well-being
While veterinarians are great for providing general health and wellness information, they are often lacking in the nutritional knowledge necessary to answer more complex questions about an animal’s diet. Nutritionists, on the other hand, are trained in the fundamentals of canine and feline nutrition. They have completed four years of veterinary school, one year of clinical experience or internship, two additional years of training and residency, plus research and teaching – all before becoming board certified and adding “DACVN” after their name.
Nutritionists can be employed in a variety of settings, including private practice and in hospitals, universities, research centers and the pet food industry. They can also find employment with pet-related businesses such as training facilities, animal rehabilitation and rescue organizations or boarding kennels.