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

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813812540
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 11/16/2007
  • Series: Wiley Desktop Editions Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 496
  • Sales rank: 599,433
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 10.30 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Linda P. Case, M.S., developed this book from a course in Companion Animal Management she has taught at the University of Illinois, Urbana, for 11 years. She is also the owner of AutumnGold Dog Training Center and a consultant for the Iams Company.
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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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