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Become A Certified
Pet Food Nutrition Specialist Today

Finally, You'll Have a Step-By-Step Plan For Analyzing and Evaluating Any Pet Food On The Market And Best Of All ...  

YOU CAN GET PAID TO DO IT

[ HINT: Here's what you'll become an expert in ... ]

It doesn't matter whether pet owners visit the pet store, the veterinarian, visit Facebook or talk to their friends at the dog park ...

... nine times out of ten, they'll be getting the same old nutrition advice that's nothing but a bunch of pet food marketing catch-phrases and buzz words.

But you know that most of the popular commercial pet foods can be loaded with unhealthy ingredients and even toxic byproducts of processing.

You want to help pet owners understand how important it is to choose the right diet, but you're nothing but noise in a world full of fancy pet food commercials and fancy packaging. 

FACT: Pet Owners Need Somebody To Help Them Make Smart Nutrition Choices

(Somebody Who Actually Knows Pet Foods)

If you're here, you already know that pet owners rely on experts to help them make critical decisions.

But, if you're like most businesses, you're not helping them as much as you could be.

To keep your customers happy and coming back, again and again, you need to:

  • Show your customers you've got the education to help them choose the right food
  • Have each team member deliver a consistent message and avoid mixed messages
  • Influence pet owners in a positive way and help them move to higher quality foods

In other words, you need to be that go-to source of trust and advanced information that will catapult you head and shoulders above your competition.

That's why the big box stores invest large amounts of money into staff training and processes.

But there's just one problem ... you don't have the big budget those chain stores do, and you don't have the time to prepare all that training. But you still need to compete with them, even though they may have lower prices. 

That's where DNM University comes in.

Certified Pet Food Nutrition Specialists can help you build your dream team.

You can use the courses to train and certify your staff or you can use your certification to help you land a job that recognizes your investment in a certification that's both respected and ready to apply.

As a certified Pet Food Nutrition Specialist, you'll be a key component in customer education and retention and, best of all, you'll have the skills you need to help change the quality of nutrition - and the quality of life - for cats and dogs everywhere.

More specifically, in this master class, you'll learn:​

  • How to avoid the common pet food ingredients that can damage the sensitive gut lining.
  • The ingredient rules of the pet food industry - what they mean and how their presence can uncover what manufacturers are trying to hide.
  • The natural and organic rules that allow pet food manufacturers to trick consumers into thinking their food is higher quality.
  • How to get past the ingredient label and use simple calculations to determine what percentage of calories come from protein, fat and carbohydrate (and why this is important).
  • To understand the problems processing can create and how to find the foods that suffer the least amount of nutrient loss.
  • Why packaging is critical to the shelf life of commercial foods and why nearly every dog and cat owner is feeding their pet rancid foods.
  • The oil pet food manufacturers are adding to their diets that can cause health issues in pets.
  • The nutritional demands of different life stages and how to avoid critical deficiencies in puppies.
  • The common pet food ingredient that weakens the immune system and the ones that cause unwanted changes in the hormones.
  • The small ingredients that help you spot low quality protein in the food.
  • The backwards (literally) nutrients that can (and have) killed dogs and cats.
  • How veterinary diets are regulated and how they differ from over-the-counter diets.
  • How to find nutritional holes in processed diets and which supplements will fill them.

In short, Certified Pet Nutrition Specialists are able to pick up any can or bag of pet food and perform advanced analysis to determine the quality of the nutrients, which nutrients are missing, and which supplements will fill the nutritional holes processing produces.

Here's what some Pet Food Nutrition students are saying about this course ... 

We Deliver The Ultimate  Dream Team 

DNM University Certification Courses are unique. Our course instructors aren't just vets or bloggers - they're in the trenches and they're sought-after pet food formulators and top industry experts. These are the people with PhDs who teach veterinarians about pet nutrition - but they're also advocates of whole, natural foods and holistic medicine.  

Getting Certified Is Easy!

There Are Only 3 Simple Steps ...

Step 1: Take The Course

Each Certification Course is between 7 and 10 hours of video training and contains downloadable handouts and exercises. Most classes can be completed in a weekend if you're working on them full-time, but 7 to 14 days is the recommended time to complete each course.

Step 2: Pass The Test

Once you complete the course, you'll be able to sit for the final exam (which is taken online). The exam isn't tricky, but you'll need a passing grade of 75% to get certified and you can take the test up to three times. If you don't receive a passing grade after the third attempt, you'll be required to go back through the course again. The exam should take from 30 to 60 minutes to complete and consists of 75 multiple choice questions.

Step 3: Get Your Certificate And Badge

Upon successful completion of the course and exam, you'll receive a personalized badge and certificate. Your badge works with Mozilla's Open Badges Project, so it can be displayed in places that matter, including your website, email signature or LinkedIn profile. Plus you'll receive a full color certificate that's suitable for framing so you can display your achievement.

Should You Get Certified?

It's not for everyone, but the Nutrition Specialist Certification is for ...

Business Owners

Your staff and sales reps should be DNM University certified so they can give more value to your customers and help grow your client base and trust.

Breeders/Rescues

Help pets in your care get off to the best possible start by giving adoptees valuable tools and insights so you can feel good knowing they will feed their new family member a healthy diet.

 

Vet Techs

If you're a vet tech or you want to have vet techs - you can trust DNM University certification to deliver advanced nutrition concepts you can use to give your patients extra special care.

Bloggers

You're in a position to reach thousands of pet owners - so why not invest in advanced industry and nutrition education so you can build a large, engaged audience that will love your high quality blog content.

Pet Owners

You can feel good knowing you've gone the extra mile to understand the foods that go into your pet and learn how to build your own fresh food diets, even for pets with illness.

Students/Start Ups

If you're looking to land a great job or start your own business in a fun, in-demand field, you'll earn the skills and certifications you need to ace your interview or attract customers looking for certified partners they can trust.

Choose The Plan That's Right For You ...


PERSONAL

$295

1 User

  • Testing & Certification
  • Shareable Badges
  • Printed Certificate
  • 24/7 Online Access
  • Free Updates

PROFESSIONAL

$245 Primary

+ $125 Per Additional User

2 - 5 Users

  • Testing & Certification
  • Shareable Badges
  • Printed Certificate
  • 24/7 Online Access
  • Free Updates

5+ Users

  • Testing & Certification
  • Shareable Badges
  • Printed Certificate
  • 24/7 Online Access
  • Free Updates

*Please Note: Payment plans are available! If you have any troubles please contact our
customer success team: info@dogsnaturallymagazine.com or call 877-665-1290

DNM University Has The Pet World Talking ...

Although I've completed 2.5 years of Canine Nutrition schooling I feel this will be great to add to my resume.

Donna Middlen                 

I am soooooo excited. You are the best thing that has happened in the dog world in a long time.

Darlene Sumner

So exciting, I've been waiting months for this!

Karen Taylor

Got Questions? We've Got Answers ...

How will these certifications help me?

Do I need to travel?

How long does it take to complete a course?

How hard is the exam?

What if I fail the exam?

Why should I choose DNM University courses over other certifications??

Become A Certified Pet Food Nutrition Specialist  Today!  

Become the best by learning from the BEST. Enroll and start now.

What You'll Get:

When you enroll today, you'll receive instant access to:

  • The Pet Food Nutrition Mastery Course
  • 9 Core Modules
  • 47 Video Lessons
  • 15 Handouts
  • 9 Quizzes

Upon successful completion of the course and final exam, you will also receive:

  • A badge designating you as a Certified Pet Food Nutrition Specialist that can be hosted on your website, email signature and LinkedIn profile
  • A beautiful printed certificate, suitable for framing
  • Status and recognition as a Certified Pet Food Nutrition Specialist

Course Details:

Tuition: Course + Certification: $295

Level: Intermediate

Setting: Online/Virtual

Course Length: 8 Hours

Expected Completion Time: 3 to 7 Days

Course Description And Details

Course Breakdown:

Introduction: Start Here

Introduction: Welcome

Introduction: About The Course​

Module 1: Nutrition And Health

Module 1 Overview

Lesson 1: Introduction To Nutrition

Lesson 2: The Microbiome (and its importance)

Lesson 3: The Digestive System​

Module 2: The Pet Food Industry  

Module 2 Overview

Lesson 1: Pet Food History

Lesson 2: Industry Regulation​

Lesson 3: Pet Food Packaging​

Module 3: The Pet Food Label  

Module 3 Overview

Lesson 1: Model Bill And Label Rules

Lesson 2: Natural And Organic Ingredients​

Module 4: The Macronutrients    

Module 4 Overview

Lesson 1: Nutritional Adequacy

Lesson 2: Protein Ingredients

Lesson 3: Protein Sources​

Lesson 4: Fat Ingredients

Lesson 5: Carbohydrate Ingredients​

Module 5: The Micronutrients    

Module 5 Overview

Lesson 1: Minerals And Ash Content

Lesson 2: Vitamins And Premixes

Lesson 3: Natural Vitamins And Isomers​

Lesson 4: Minerals​

Module 6: Numbers And Calculations    

Module 6 Overview

Lesson 1: ​The Guaranteed Analysis

Lesson 2: Calculating Energy Density

Lesson 3: Calculations Energy Requirements​

Module 7: Pet Food Processing    

Module 7 Overview

Lesson 1: Dry Food Processing​

Lesson 2: The Problem With Starch​

Lesson 3: Proteins And Denaturation​

Lesson 4: Mycotoxins And GMOs

Lesson 5: Colors And Flavors

Lesson 6: Other Food Categories​

Module 8: Special Needs Diets    

Module 8 Overview

Lesson 1: Veterinary Diets

Lesson 2: Pregnant Dams And Puppies​

Lesson 3: Working Dogs

Lesson 4: Seniors

Lesson 5: Special Considerations For Cats​

Module 9: Evaluating Foods    

Module 9 Overview

Lesson 1: The Protein Rules​

Lesson 2: Carbohydrate And Fat Rules

Lesson 3: Label Rules

Lesson 4: The Nutrition Ladder

Lesson 5: Commercial Raw Diets

Lesson 6: Supplementing Commercial Diets​

  • How to avoid the common pet food ingredients that can damage the sensitive gut lining.
  • The ingredient rules of the pet food industry - what they mean and how their presence can uncover what manufacturers are trying to hide.
  • The natural and organic rules that allow pet food manufacturers to trick consumers into thinking their food is higher quality.
  • How to get past the ingredient label and use simple calculations to determine what percentage of calories come from protein, fat and carbohydrate (and why this is important).
  • To understand the problems processing can create and how to find the foods that suffer the least amount of nutrient loss.
  • Why packaging is critical to the shelf life of commercial foods and why nearly every dog and cat owner is feeding their pet rancid foods.
  • The oil pet food manufacturers are adding to their diets that can cause health issues in pets.
  • The nutritional demands of different life stages and how to avoid critical deficiencies in puppies.
  • The common pet food ingredient that weakens the immune system and the ones that cause unwanted changes in the hormones.
  • The small ingredients that help you spot low quality protein in the food.
  • The backwards (literally) nutrients that can (and have) killed dogs and cats.
  • How veterinary diets are regulated and how they differ from over-the-counter diets.
  • How to find nutritional holes in processed diets and which supplements will fill them.
  • The rules you should apply to every food
  • How amino acids can provide ingredient clues
  • How processed pet foods reliance on synthetic ingredients can cause unwanted and unexpected health issues
  • How to determine the glycemic load of pet food ingredients (and why it matters)
  • How to spot label manipulations that can fool consumers
  • How to perform advanced pet food comparisons and analyses

We Deliver The Ultimate  Dream Team 

DNM University Certification Courses are unique. Our course instructors aren't just vets or bloggers - they're in the trenches and they're sought-after pet food formulators and top industry experts. These are the people with PhDs who teach veterinarians about pet nutrition - but they're also advocates of whole, natural foods and holistic medicine.  

Course Provider

Meg Smart DVM PhD received her DVM from the Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph, Canada, in 1968; she earned her PhD in trace mineral metabolism and the effect of water quality in beef cattle at University of Saskatchewan, Canada. In 1984, ten thousand liver biopsies later, and with her thesis completed, she returned to her faculty position.

Dr Smart is co-author (with Elizabeth Hodgkins DVM and Michael Fox DVM PhD) of the book Not Fit For A Dog: The Truth About Manufactured Cat And Dog Food. She appeared as a nutrition expert in the Canadian Broadcasting Cooperation documentary Pet Food A Dog’s Breakfast.

Online, Dr. Smart can be found blogging at The Amazing Goat Blog, and Pet Nutrition by Smart. She has given nutrition workshops and rounds by invitation on the Veterinary Information Network.

She has taught Veterinary Pathology, Clinical Pathology, and Large Animal Medicine, with each path she took always leading her back to nutrition and its critical role in wellness. Her teaching philosophy is to make the students think critically about Nutrition and to encourage them to make informed decisions about Nutrition, whether investigating conventional or alternative options.

Course Presenter

Dana Scott earned her honors degree in Exercise Physiology and her minor in Animal Behavior from McMaster and Brock University.

Dana is the Founder and Editor-In-Chief of Dogs Naturally Magazine and is a sought-after speaker and author.

Dana breeds and shows Labrador Retrievers under the Fallriver prefix and all of her dogs are specialty winners that have been naturally reared since the 1990s.

In her time with Dogs Naturally Magazine, Dana has been privileged to work with the top people in the pet industry and that experience, coupled with her education and experience raising multiple naturally reared dogs, gives her a unique perspective on pet food nutrition and health care. 

Become A Certified Pet Food Nutrition Specialist  Today!  

Become the Best by learning from the BEST. Enroll and start now.