The nutritional and environmental needs of a cat or dog may change throughout its life and will affect its growth as well as its performance and breeding capabilities. To help you understand the changes that take place, this module asks you to consider the following questions:
- What do cats and dogs require for good health as they grow?
- How does a cat or dog’s life cycle needs compare to your own?
By successfully completing this module, you will be able to:
- Identify and describe indicators of health in a selected domestic animal, considering physical signs of good/poor health and normal/abnormal vital signs.
- Describe normal/abnormal food sources and the impact of nutrient deficiencies on animal health.
- Explain basic food requirements in specific situations (e.g., newborn, maintenance, growth or finishing, pregnant or lactating mothers, aging).
- Identify appropriate birthing and newborn care.
You will be using a module activities booklet to complete the practice activities for submission. Unless indicated otherwise by your teacher, use the rubric that follows the activity.
- Download the Module 3 Booklet and save it to the AGR 2020 course folder on your computer (i.e. the course folder you created when you started the course).
- When you get to a place in the online module where you are supposed to complete an activity:
- Open the module booklet,
- Scroll to the relevant activity,
- Complete the task,
- SAVE your work.
At the end of the module, you will upload your completed module booklet. (HINT: see the Activities video if you need a refresher on how to use the upload tool.)
Estimated Time Required
It is estimated it will take you approximately 2 hours to complete this module.