The Dog: Its Behavior, Nutrition, and Health / Edition 2by Linda P. Case
Pub. Date: 11/16/2007
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… See more details below
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.
Table of Contents
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.
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