Natural Health Care for Animals


This course is perfect for people who want to work in the field of animal health care, but who wish to work more holistically in treating aliments and maintaining animal health. In this course you will learn about the nature and scope of natural therapies that can be used to treat animals and ensure their wellbeing.

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Caring for animals naturally

  • Explore Natural Therapies and how they can be used with animals
  • Learn how to optimise health naturally and minimise the chance of the infection
  • Developed by a team of highly qualified and experienced animal experts in liason with professionally qualified experts in animal welfare and in natural therapies. This is a unique course, developed and tutored by unique experts.

Course Aims

  • Explain the principles and benefits of natural animal health care
  • Recognise common signs of ill health in different animals
  • Explain the principles of natural nutrition for animals
  • Describe requirements for preventative health care in animals
  • Recognise common diseases , health problems and natural treatments for those problems in domestic animals
  • Develop an understanding of natural treatments for health problems in animals
  • Recognise some common diseases, health problems and natural treatments for those problems in livestock
  • Develop a natural treatment plan for a specific health problem of an animal

Course contents

There are 8 lessons in this module as follows :

  1. Introduction to Natural Animal Health Care
  2. Limitations of Conventional Medicine, Holistic Treatments, Homeopathy, Flower Essences, Naturopathy, Natural Nutrition, Tactile Therapy (Massage, Equine Tactile Therapy, Bowen Therapy, Canine Myofunctional Therapy, Physiotherapy, Shiatsu, Reflexology, Osteopathy, Chiropractic, Acapuncture, Microcurrent, Microwave Therapies, Ayurvedic Medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine), Benefits of Natural Health Care, Codes of Practice for Animal Welfare, Health and Safety in Veterinary Practice (Separating Animals, Infectious Diseases, Containing Disease, Disposal of Dead / Infected Tissues, Dangerous non-Animal Wastes, Storage and Handling of Supplements / Equipment).

  3. Signs of Ill Health
  4. Normal Vital Signs, Recognising ill health, Disease Diagnosis, Homeopathic Remedies, Signs of Shock, Signs of Internal Bleeding, Signs of Poisoning, First Aid.

  5. Natural Nutrition for Animals
  6. The effect of Modern Living on Domestic Animals, Processed Pet Foods, Affect of Poor Nutrition on Animal Behaviour, Good Nutrition for Domesticated Animals (Carbohydrates, Proten, Fats / Lipids, Minerals, Vitamins, Supplements, Recipes) ; Nutritional Problems in Animals (Allergies, Dermatitis, Overweight, Underweight, Liver Disease, Livestock (Mineral supplements for farm animals, Nutritional Supplements). 

  7. Holistic Health Care – Maintaining Health
  8. Creating a Healthy Environment (Domestic pets, Livestock) ; Health Maintenance, Preventing Arthritis in Dogs, The Vaccination Debate, Pet Dental Care, Flea Control, Disease Prevention in Livestock, Preventing Disease in Poultry, Avian Influenza. 

  9. Holistic Health Care – Treating Health Problems

               Naturopathic  Treatment, Homeopathic Treatment, Herbalism, Treating Common Ailments (Arthritis, Skin    Problems, Digestive Complaints, Diabetes, Dental Problems) ; Pain Management, Identifying Pain, Pain Relief Medication, Herbal Treatments, Homeopathy, Flower Essences; Physical Therapy, Equine Tactile Therapy, Bowen Therapy, Canine Therapy Myofunctional Therapy, Behavioural Problems (Dogs-excessive barking, digging, aggression, phobias; Cats- Urine spraying, scratching furniture, aggression; Birds).

         6. Animal Diseases and Health Problems (Domestic Animals)

               Dogs – Distemper, Heartworn, Parvo virus, Hydatid Disease, Cats – Ringworm, Feline Aids – Feline Immunodeficiency Virus, Hairballs, Feline Herpes Virus or Cat Flu; Rodents – Respiratory problems and Mycoplasma, Abscesses, Reptiles – Mouth Rot or Canker (Stomatitis); cytoparasites (Mites), Pneumonia, Fish, Cage Birds…etc

          7. Animal Diseases and Health Problems (Livestock)

                Notifiable Diseases, Control of Internal Parasites, Horses (Tentnus, Lock Jaw, Strangles, Parasites, Colic, Equine Influenza); Cattle (Parasites, Mastitis), Pigs (Exudative Epidermitis of Pigs (Greasy Pig), Leptospirosis, Parasites); Sheep (Enterotoxemia (Pulpy Kidney), Cutaneous Myasis (Blow Fly strike)), Poultry (Newcastle Disease (NCD), Yolk Sac Infection, Infectious Bronchitis (IB)).

           8. Animal Health Care Case Study Research Project

                 Evaluate symptoms of ill-health displayed by an animal, determine the problem and decide on a natural course of treatment for the specific health problem suffered by the animal. Develop a management plan that the owner of the animal can undertake to help treat the problem and relieve associated pain and discomfort.


Holistic Treatment or “Holistic Therapies” qre designed to treat the whole patient whether it be animal or human as opposed to the specific symptom they may be displaying. Holistic treatment is thought  to treat the illness by boosting the immune system and overall health of the animal, which will in turn treat any secondary illnesses. The foundation of holistic treatment is optimal nutrition. This is the “fuel” for the body and therefore needs to contain all of the essential components that an animal needs to boost its immune system and maintain health. We look at natural nutrition in more detail later in the course.

Other important elements of the holistic treatment of aliments and diseases in animals are naturopathy, herbal, tratments, tactile therapy and homeopathy.