The Dog: Its Behavior, Nutrition, and Health / Edition 2

The Dog: Its Behavior, Nutrition, and Health / Edition 2

by Linda P. Case
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813812542

ISBN-13: 9780813812540

Pub. Date: 11/16/2007

Publisher: Wiley

Now completed updated in this new edition, here is the definitive book on a cherished member of 38% of households in the United States. The Dog is a comprehensive guide to four areas of compelling interest: The bond between dogs and humans Canine behavior Canine health and disease Canine nutrition Writing in a clear, understandable way, author Linda Case

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Now completed updated in this new edition, here is the definitive book on a cherished member of 38% of households in the United States. The Dog is a comprehensive guide to four areas of compelling interest: The bond between dogs and humans Canine behavior Canine health and disease Canine nutrition Writing in a clear, understandable way, author Linda Case explains selective breeding, training principles, solutions to common behavior problems, preventive health care, and diet that will enhance the human-dog bond for owners. Distinctive figures and tables, complete lists of current references plus suggested readings, and a glossary aid comprehension. More in-depth than most dog books available, The Dog fills a need for a text in undergraduate companion animal courses, veterinary technician courses, and dog care/training courses and is an indispensable resource for professional breeders, trainers, exhibitors, and veterinary clinicians.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813812540
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
11/16/2007
Series:
Wiley Desktop Editions Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
496
Sales rank:
495,113
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 10.30(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

Part 1. Man's best Friend: The Animal within the Companion.

Chapter 1. Man and Wolf: The Process of Domestication.

Chapter 2. Selective Breeding: The Creation of the Working Dog.

Chapter 3. The Dog’s Body: Structure, Movement and Special Senses.

Chapter 4. Reproduction and Breeding Management.

Chapter 5. Genetics and Breeding Programs.

Chapter 6. Sharing Our Lives with Dogs: Benefits and Responsibilities.

Part 2. Behavior: Communicating with man's Best Friend.

Chapter 7. Developmental Behavior: Puppy to Adult.

Chapter 8. Understanding Normal Canine Behavior.

Chapter 9. Learning Process and Training Principles.

Chapter 10. Common Behavior Problems and Solutions.

Part 3. Health and Disease: Taking Care and Keeping Fit.

Chapter 11. Infectious Diseases and Vaccination Programs.

Chapter 12. Common Non-Infectious Disorders of Dogs.

Chapter 13. Internal Parasites.

Chapter 14. External Parasites.

Chapter 15. First Aid Procedures for Dogs.

Part 4. Nutrition: Feeding for Health and Longevity.

Chapter 16. Nutrient Requirements of the Dog.

Chapter 17. Providing a Healthy Diet.

Chapter 18. Feeding For Health Throughout Life.

Chapter 19. Nutritionally Responsive Disorders in Dogs.

Glossary.

Index.

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