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Small Animal Nutrition
Mini Series

Be fully prepared to help your clients with all the latest evidenced-based information in this easy to attend, fully guaranteed, Online Mini Series™ from CPD Solutions

  • Give great advice and optimise your inpatient feeding regimes
  • You have a whole year’s access to recorded sessions and study notes for reviewing key points
  • Superb value for money – you learn without travelling or paying for accommodation, childcare or petcare
  • Watch the recordings on your iPad, mobile, PC or tablet
  • Self-assessment quiz to ‘release’ your 8 hours CPD certification

This course has upgraded my work in practice

Comprehensive notes that can be kept at the surgery for future reference

What will I learn on this course?

Session 1

Obesity – Why is Controlling Weight So Hard?

  • Understand and improve owners’ recognition of overweight and obese pets
  • Understand the increased risk factors for diseases, decreased life quality and shortened lifespan due to obesity
  • Understand the state of chronic inflammation associated with obesity
  • Understand the complex aetiology of obesity
  • Understand why weight loss is hard to maintain
  • Be able to council owners on the approach to weight loss in their pets

Session 2

Alternative and Raw Diets – What is the Evidence?

  • Be able to recognise the quality of evidence and information about pet foods
  • Understand the different rationales which owners may have for preparing pet foods at home
  • Understand the metabolic differences between wolves and dogs
  • Understand why home-made foods are often not complete and balanced
  • Identify the potential contamination risks of feeding raw foods to the pet, owner, environment and public
  • Understand the differences between commercial complete and balanced and home-made raw foods
  • Understand the risks of feeding bones and the lack of evidence for feeding bones on dental health

Session 3

Feeding Hospitalised Dogs and Cats

  • Understand the metabolic differences between fasting in healthy and ill or injured pets
  • Understand the goals of feeding hospitalised patients
  • Be able to identify which patients require supplemental nutrition
  • Be able to calculate the energy requirements of hospitalised patients
  • Be able to choose a route for feeding hospitalised patients
  • Understand the use of tube feeding and the appropriate feeding protocols for tube feeding
  • Understand the appropriate use of parenteral nutrition
  • Understand the use of microenteral feeding

Meet the Presenter....

Marge Chandler


Marge Chandler is a consultant in small animal nutrition at Vets Now Referrals (Glasgow) and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Internal Medicine and Clinical Nutrition at the University of Edinburgh. She has an MS (Animal Nutrition) and a DVM from Colorado State University (CSU).

She did residency training in small animal internal medicine and veterinary clinical nutrition at CSU and Massey University (NZ). She is Co-Chair of the WSAVA Global Nutrition Committee, Chair of the American College of Veterinary Nutrition Education Committee, Executive Board member of the American Academy of Veterinary Nutrition, and charter member of the European Veterinary Nutrition Educators Group.

Watch the recordings at a time convenient to you!

The content of the Mini Series will help me very much in my work in practice. It will give me confidence to approach cases in a logical way and reach a working diagnosis and treatment plan, whilst recognising where specialist advice and referral is appropriate.

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12 months access to recordings and course materials is included

Please note that these are webinar recordings and not live events.
Full details on how to access the Mini Series will be emailed to you.


Take advantage of the easy Online Mini Series™ format and increase your confidence when dealing with small animal nutrition

Just £247 + VAT*

  • Overseas customers outside the EU will not be charged VAT.
  • Overseas customers in the EU; provide your VAT number and we will refund the VAT.
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Price includes...

  • All 3 sessions
  • Notes and quiz (8 hours CPD)
  • PLUS unlimited access to recordings and all course materials for 12 months!
  • No traffic jams or accommodation hassles
  • No child or pet care to arrange
  • No rota clashes to worry about and no locum cover needed

Just great CPD and a valuable ongoing resource


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Very thorough and comprehensive courses. The course notes are a great addition too.

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