The Cat: Its Behavior, Nutrition and Health / Edition 1

The Cat: Its Behavior, Nutrition and Health / Edition 1

by Linda P. Case, Kerry Helms, Bruce MacAllister
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813803314

ISBN-13: 9780813803319

Pub. Date: 01/20/2003

Publisher: Wiley

This clear and understandable textbook provides undergraduate students in companion animal courses, cat owners, veterinarians, and pet professionals with a complete guide to feline behavior, nutrition, health, and disease, as well as valuable insight into the human-cat relationship. By the author of the Dog: Its Behavior, Nutrition, and Health.  See more details below

Overview

This clear and understandable textbook provides undergraduate students in companion animal courses, cat owners, veterinarians, and pet professionals with a complete guide to feline behavior, nutrition, health, and disease, as well as valuable insight into the human-cat relationship. By the author of the Dog: Its Behavior, Nutrition, and Health.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813803319
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/20/2003
Edition description:
ILLUSTRATE
Pages:
392
Sales rank:
426,708
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 9.80(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range:
5 - 7 Years

Table of Contents

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

PART 1 Knowing the Cat within the Companion.

Chapter 1. Felis sylvestris to Felis catus: Domestication.

Chapter 2. Selective Breeding: Breeds from the Everyday to the Unusual.

Chapter 3.The Cat's Perception of the World: Structure, Movement, and Special Senses.

Chapter 4. Reproduction and Breeding Management.

Chapter 5. Genetics: Why All Cats Are Tabbies.

Chapter 6. The Human-Cat Relationship: Benefits and Responsibilities.

PART 2 Behavior: Understanding the Domestic Cat.

Chapter 7. Developmental Behavior: From Kitten to Adult.

Chapter 8. Social Life: Communication Patterns, Social Relationships, and Territoriality.

Chapter 9. How Cats Learn (or Learning to Train a Cat!).

Chapter 10. The Misbehaving Cat: Behavior Problems and Solutions.

PART 3 Health and Disease: Keeping Cats Healthy and Happy.

Chapter 11. Viral Diseases.

Chapter 12. Bacterial, Fungal, and Protozoan Diseases.

Chapter 13. Vaccination Guidelines.

Chapter14. Internal Parasites.

Chapter 15. External Parasites.

Chapter 16. First-Aid Procedures.

PART 4 Nutrition: Feeding for Health and Longevity.

Chapter 17. The Cat as an Obligate Carnivore: Nutrient Requirements.

Chapter 18. Providing a Healthy Diet: Cat Food Selection and Evaluation.

Chapter 19. Feeding Management Throughout the Life Cycle.

Chapter 20. Nutritionally Responsive Diseases.

Glossary.

Index.

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