Diploma of Nutrition for Companion Pets

Nutrition for Companion Pets provides the student with information based on researched outcomes of what our canine and feline loved ones are designed to eat and how this pertains to the various stages of their life. The information contained in this course has been complied with the astute help of two very important Veterinarians who have made natural nutrition for dogs and cats a priority to aid in reducing the more common conditions and diseases that affect so many dogs and cats of today. At the end of this course the student will understand what is a species specific diet, the merit of food products available, versus the nutritional quality, digestibility and purity of raw appropriate foods and therefore use objectivity when professionally prescribing a complete diet that meets each nutritional requirement for dogs and cats on an individual basis.

Subjects Include;

13 online units of Anatomy and Physiology

• Introduction to species appropriate nutrition
• Commercial pet food: what is in commercial pet food
• Nutritional requirements for dogs and cats
• Feeding bones, muscle meat and organ meat
• Green leafy vegetables and fruit
• Dairy products, eggs and table scraps
• Cereals, grains and legumes
• Useful additives and supplementation- vitamins and minerals
• Feeding for allergies and diseases
• Breeding: Pregnancy-puppies and kittens
• From adulthood and beyond: caring for the older pet
• Protecting your pet – dangerous foods and food toxicity
• Clinical hours – Nutrition case history reports
• Business plan assessment
• Research thesis


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Course Information



Payment Plan:

30% deposit, add a 10% Merchant Services fee and pay the balance over 7 months

Course Dates:

Course intake is available the 1st of every month

Course Duration:

Course is scheduled to be completed with 18 months. Nominal course hours: 680

Delivery Mode:

Distance education


There are no prerequisites


All assessments can be submitted by email or post, and via our online learning portal.

Course Materials:

All course notes and text books are included in the price.


Graduates are eligible to join the Small Animal and Equine Naturopathic Association or the International Institute of Complimentary Therapies as a full member

Booking Options:

Contact us directly for a course guide and/or download the Enrolment and Payment Agreement forms.
Email enquiries and forms to mail@nctm.com.au

Dual Study Option:

Upon completion, the option to upgrade into the full Naturopathy Diploma is available

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  • Learn in a nurturing environment where you will receive individual attention and all the support you need to succeed
  • Be confident learning with the college with the highest retention rate of students and 30 years in the industry
  • All your texts and course notes are included in your fees
  • We employ highly qualified and experienced lecturers with innovative teaching techniques
  • You are guaranteed continued support after completing your course