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Canine Nutrition & Herbal Care

Jim Helems Canine Nutrition

Sunday, March 12, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (EDT)

Canine Nutrition & Herbal Care

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Registration Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Canine Nutrition
If you wish to cook with us and take home canine treats you must add the lab fee to your order
Mar 12, 2017 $110.00 $0.00
Lab Fee
Cost for supplies. You will bring home at least two recipes
Mar 12, 2017 $15.00 $0.00

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Description:

Our Canine Nutrition and Herbal Care is more than an informational class you may have attended in the past. But at the same time we do not push any one type of diet for your canine. After completing the series you will be able to make an informened descision on choosing the best diet for your dog based on your life style and budget.

The class is divided into three sections:

Canine Nutriton 101

This is our basic class and will be covering the different feeding options available to us and the pros and cons of each. These include:

  • High Heat Kibble (Commercial pet foods)
  • Baked Low Heat Kibble
  • Air Dried Kibble
  • Prescription Diets
  • Canned Balanced Food
  • Freeze Dried Balanced Raw
  • Commercially Prepared Balanced Raw Fresh Food.
  • Homemade Balanced Fresh Food


As we discuss each of the feeding options we will cover:

  • How to read a dog food label
  • What items should never be in your dog’s food
  • Novel proteins that my help your dog with skin issues
  • The canine super foods
  • Therapeutic diets
  • How to create a home diets
  • Supplements like fish oil, vitamins and probiotics
  • Maintaining your dog’s weight

At the end of the Canine Nutrition 101  you should have a good understanding on how to make an informed decision what method of feeding your four legged family member.

Canine Nutrition 102 - This course requires some pre-class homework so you will be prepared to formulate a meal.

In depth coverage of:

1. Maintaining your dog’s weight

2. Theraputic diets (weight loss) 

  • A short discussion on cancer prevention, kidney disease, liver diease, diabetes 
  • Functional foods
  • Supplements 
  • Food sensitivies and allergies
  • Protiens (intro)
  • Fats (intro)
  • Carbohydrates (intro)
  • Macro & Micro Nutrients
  • Vitimans and minerals

3.

  • Determining your dogs Metabolic Weight
  • Determining your dogs required energy needs
  • Creating Complete & Balanced meals

Herbal Care 101 - Here we will discuss and prepare: (if you wish take home a herbal remedy you will need to add the lab fee to you tution fee, otherwise you can audit and take notes) 

1. Herbal Dewormer

2. Golden Paste

3. Fermented apples (Probiotics) 

4. Comfry/Plantain Sauve 

 

What this Series is about: 

  • Multiple studies have proven a healthy weight dog can live up to two years longer
  • You will learn science based nutritional information to help keep your dog healthy
  • I consider myself a Canine Nutrition Consultant  who can assist you in providing the best nutrition for your dog,(only veterinarians with nutrition training can hold the title of "Veterinarian Nutritionist") . I have completed both formal and informal training programs dealing with canine nutrition.


What this Series is not:

  • I am not a Certified Veterinarian Nutritionist and there for will not try to prescribe a theraputic diet for you and your dog.
  • Although the information is correct, if you have a sick dog you should consult a veterinarian (who believes in nutrional therapies), a holistic veterinarian or a Canine Nutrition Consultant with years of experience with ill animals.

 

 


 You can read more about this program and others at:

www.jimhelemsdogpals.com


You can see all out Pet First Aid products on our shop:

www.dogpalsshop.com


 

About your instructor.

 

Jim Helems currently owns Jim Helems' Dog Pals. As a dog behavior consultant and dog trainer Jim deals with dogs and other pets on a daily basis. Along with his 22 years as a military medic, Jim is uniquely qualified to teach this class.


Certified by both Pet Tech, (A Certified Master Instructor) and the American Red Cross.


Jim has completed several canine nutrion programs including a Canine Dietary Formulation Program and has also completed many informal nutrition programs as well. The information provided for our Canine nutrition programs is based from:

 

Nutrient Requirements of Dogs and Cats (2006) 

Dodds, W. Jean; Laverdure, Diana (2015-02-05). CANINE NUTRIGENOMICS: THE NEW SCIENCE OF FEEDING YOUR DOG FOR OPTIMUM HEALTH . Dogwise Publishing. Kindle Edition.

Training program from Catherine Lane, Canine Nutrition Consultant


Currently Jim is involved with several Disaster Animal Response Teams at the local, state and national levels assisting in local disasters and also assists the ASPCA and the International Fund for Animal Welfare in rescuing dogs from illegal puppy mills. 

Most importantly Jim has used these skills to help save the lives of several dogs from car accidents, illness and more.

 

Cancellations:

Classes are scheduled, in part, based on attendance. We do not refund any fees paid, but will allow you to attend another class of your choosing within 1 year of original class date. This is your responsibilty to schedule a new class with the instructor prior to attending class.

 

 

FAQs

 

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

We recommend: Girls 10 years or older, Boys 12 years and older, exceptions are always possible

 

What can/can't I bring to the event?

No dogs/cats allowed in class except service dogs. (Ypu must let us know as we have dogs that may not like your dog)

You can bring a lunch or snacks and drink if you wish

 

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Jim Helems, dogpals1@gmail.com

 

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

No

 

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

You should but not required

 

What is the refund policy?

There are no refunds on classes. But you can atttend another class within 1 year of your purchase date. You must contat the instructor prior to the class to ensure a seat.

 

 

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Sunday, March 12, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (EDT)


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