Who is this course for?

Is this course for me?

Helping to build your confidence with responsible raw feeding advice.

The aim of this course is to provide unbiased information on Raw Feeding.

Love it or hate it, as veterinary professionals we need to be able to open a discussion with clients to ensure that they are feeding raw food safely.

Many pet owners will not share that they raw feed to vets or nurses, for fear of being told it is harmful, but we know that owners can feel very passionately about their choice of feeding, and It is important to ensure that clients feel supported in this decision.

The industry has grown very quickly, leaving education and legislation behind.

On this course we will present you with the facts and arm you with the information you require to hold a positive and informed discussion with owners.

What you will learn!

This Course has 3 modules of content and this is a brief overview of what you will learn

  • To understand the common issues raw feeding owners face and how to offer a solution.

  • To understand which foods to recommend and research the PFMA

  • A look at raw food and behaviour, what to observe and prepare for

  • How to calculate feeding amounts and advise clients.

  • detailed look at the two approaches to feeding raw food to dogs and cats.

  • To understand the risks associated with raw pet food and how to minimise these risks.

  • A detailed look at pathogenic bacteria in raw pet foods and how to minimise.

  • Be able to review and assess the risk of exposure to parasites.

  • To be able to recognise the types of bone to feed, their suitability for individual dogs and the role bone plays in raw feeding.

  • o recognise when it isn’t appropriate to feed a raw diet and much more...

Some important points you need to know.

  • How long is this course and do I get a certificate?

    Upon completion of this 7-Hour on-demand CPD Course, you will receive a certificate to download and keep for your records.

  • How long do I have access to this course?

    Great news is that you have lifetime access with your enrolment, so completely learn at your own pace and no stressful deadlines.

  • What do I get with this course?

    This course comes with a comprehensive course workbook, interactive activities to complete and a 45 question multiple choice quiz at the end to release your CPD accredited certificate for 7 Hours/Credits.

  • How is this course presented?

    Our courses are more than just a webinar.
    You will be taken through easy to digest bitesize chunks of learning, via a series of informative tutor video presented slides.
    Research shows, that online learning knowledge is easier to retain and absorb if video content is used rather than just audio, which is easier to just switch off from and become distracted. This way you can have a human connection to your tutor which is so important.

    So that's what we do...

About Katie

Instructor Bio:

RVN BSc Animal Behaviour/Physiology DIP Naturopath

Katie McCaul

I qualified in 1998 and became Head nurse in a 3 branch mixed practice. My time in practice taught me many skills including running clinics, dealing with company representatives, tricky clients and a team of nurses and vets. I very much enjoyed my role as an NVQ assessor teaching the trainee Vet nurses. After leaving practice I was lucky enough to complete a BSc in Animal Behaviour and Physiology. This taught me about the evolutionary path our domesticated pets had been on and how innate behaviour and physiology are the key to happiness and health. Since university I have taught on the VN degree program, worked with Wiltshire Wildlife trust, and returned to practice part time. My present role as research and development manager at a Pet Food Company, has been an education into the pet food industry. Leading me to achieve a diploma in Naturopathy, use diet formulation software and run a research project. I am passionate about supporting Veterinary nurses in practice and providing unbiased balance education to enable informed choices for clients.

Don't just take our word for it...

5 star rating

Well put together course giving me greater knowledge and ...

Chloe Little

I am very lucky to work in a practice that promotes the benefits of feeding a raw food species appropriate diet to our patients which has lead me to become a...

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I am very lucky to work in a practice that promotes the benefits of feeding a raw food species appropriate diet to our patients which has lead me to become a raw feeder to my own cat; a 14 year old domestic shorthair whom i rehomed. We stock a variety of PFMA approved brands in practice who have provided us with information but what i loved most about this course was that it is completely unbias there are no mentions of companies/brands and Katie is very honest in stating that raw feeding isn't for everyone or every patient and that's okay. I am a clinic nurse and discuss diet with many of my clients so this course was perfect for me. I now feel my raw feeding knowledge has improved and i found myself following Katie's advice with a client last week who was recovering post-operatively. I think its massively important all veterinary professionals are aware of how to advise clients on raw feeding safely and the potential risks associated with it. We should be encouraging and supporting owners and ensuring they are feeding good quality diets. Whether you agree with raw feeding or not this is a course i would recommend to all veterinary professionals. i think it is much better to be able to say 'that is not an area i am familiar with but did you know our vet/veterinary nurse ... has an interest in raw feeding and i would like to refer you on to them to discuss it' than just saying 'never ever raw feed your pets', I found the course well run and easy to follow and i love that their were attachments and mini tasks we could complete as well as the module quizzes at the end. Overall i would highly recommend this course and innovet-cpd and look forward to putting my new knowledge to use! Many thanks. Chloe Little RVN.

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Course curriculum

  • 1

    Workbook and Downloadable content

    • Raw Feeding Online Workbook

    • Marx_et_al-2016-Australian_Veterinary_Journal

    • Timely Topics in Nutrition pdf

    • Raw-Pet-Food-Guidelines-Oct-17

    • Appendix 1 Case studies Raw module 1

    • Appendix 2 Calculations per 100 kcal Conversions docx

    • PFMA Raw manufacturer guidelines (For module 2, Task 2)

  • 3

    Module 1, The Practicalities of Raw Feeding.

    • Raw Module 1 Introduction.

    • Unit 1 - The Raw Food Industry and Which Foods to Recommend.

    • Unit 2 - Raw Food and Behaviour, What to Observe and Prepare for.

    • Unit 3 - Advising Clients on Feeding Amounts for All Life Stages.

    • Module 1 Quiz.

    • Raw Module 1 Conclusion.

  • 4

    Module 2 - Raw Feeding Safety.

    • Module 2 Introduction.

    • Unit 1: Pathogenic Bacteria - Understanding the Risks and How to Minimise Them.

    • Unit 2: The Risk of Exposure to Parasites.

    • Unit 3: How to Feed Bones Safely and the Suitability for Individual Dog Types.

    • Module 2 Quiz.

    • Raw Module 2 Conclusion.

  • 5

    Module 3: Nutritional Adequacy.

    • Raw Module 3 Introduction.

    • Unit 1: The Components of a Nutritionally Balanced Raw Food Diet.

    • Unit 2: Commonly Fed Recipes and Their Suitability.

    • Unit 3: Raw Feeding Adjustments for Common Health Conditions.

    • Raw Module 3 Conclusion.

    • Module 3 Quiz.

    • Raw online conclusion.

Pricing options

Choose to pay for the course now, invoice your practice, or in easy to manage instalments. Same course same cost.