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

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

by Linda P. Case
     
 

Dogs are a part of nearly 40 percent of United States households.  With this in mind, author Linda P. Case has written the definitive textbook on dogs and their care.  Completely updated and revised, the second edition of The Dog covers four areas of compelling interest: the bond between dogs and humans, canine behavior, canine health and

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Dogs are a part of nearly 40 percent of United States households.  With this in mind, author Linda P. Case has written the definitive textbook on dogs and their care.  Completely updated and revised, the second edition of The Dog covers four areas of compelling interest: the bond between dogs and humans, canine behavior, canine health and disease, and canine nutrition.  Aiming to enhance the human-dog bond, author Case uses clear, understandable writing to explain selective breeding, training principles, solution to common behavior problems, diet and nutrition, and preventative health care.  Case liberally uses distinctive figures and tables, current references plus suggested readings, and a thorough glossary to aid in comprehension.  More in-depth that most dog books, The Dog will prove to be an indispensable tool for undergraduate companion animal courses, veterinary technician courses, and dog care/training courses.  In addition, it will serve as a valuable resource for professional breeders, trainers, exhibitors, and veterinary clinicians.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813812540
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
11/16/2007
Series:
Wiley Desktop Editions Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
496
Sales rank:
161,650
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 10.30(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Acknowledgments; Man's best friend: The animal with in the companion; Man and wolf: The process of domestication; Selective breeding: The creation of the working dog; The dog's body: Structure, movement and special senses/reproduction and breeding management; Genetics and breeding programs; Ownership: Benefits, responsibilities; Behaviour: Communicating with Man's best friend; Developmental behaviour: Puppy to Adult; Understanding normal behaviour; Learning processes and training principles; Common behaviour problems and solutions; Health and disease; Infectious diseases; Common non-infectious disorders of the dog; Diets: Evaluation and selection; Feeding management throughout the life cycle; Commom nutrition problems in dogs. References and Recommended Reading; Glossary; Index.

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