Basic Nutrition for Companion Animals

by Dr Nicholas Haw, Ngee Ann Polytechnic
12 April, Fri | 2:30pm - 3:30pm | Stage

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This workshop aims to educate and equip new and existing pet owners with the basic nutritional knowledge and practical skills to ensure optimal nutritional health in pets. Attendees of the workshop will be able to understand the negative impacts of obesity in animals and how to manage obesity in pets. Pet owners will gain insight into the common intoxicants and poisons which pets may be exposed to at home or outside.


  • Understand the positive and negative impacts of treat feeding in pets (e.g. bones, fruits, vegetables)
  • Understand the basics of common intoxicants and poisons which pets may be exposed to
  • Understanding the causes and management of pet obesity (e.g. dieting, exercise)
  • Understand how to perform a body condition scoring for your pet

Dr Nicholas Haw 

Dr Nicholas Haw graduated with a degree in veterinary medicine from the University of Melbourne. As a licensed veterinarian in Singapore and the United Kingdom, Dr Nicholas enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine with a special interest in internal medicine and emergency and critical care.


He has practiced in veterinary clinics before joining Ngee Ann Polytechnic (Diploma in Veterinary Bioscience) as a lecturer. Dr Nicholas strongly believes in the development of animal-related continuing education to improve the standards of animal healthcare and welfare in Singapore.

Ngee Ann Polytechnic

Ngee Ann Polytechnic started in 1963 and is today one of Singapore’s leading institutions of higher learning with 15,000 enrolled students in over 40 disciplines. It seeks to develop students with a passion for learning, values for life, and competencies to thrive in a global workplace.