Feline Behaviour and Welfare

Feline Behaviour and Welfare


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Feline Behaviour and Welfare by Andrew F. Fraser

Cats are one of the most popular pets around, but they are also wild animals. This book, focusing on behavior and well-being, looks at the feline genus as a whole and how our understanding of the domestic cat can help explain wild cat characteristics, and vice versa. Different behaviors are described to indicate what constitutes good welfare in the cat, while the origins of cat behaviour are discussed from an evolutionary basis. This book also covers current topics such as welfare issues with feral cats and human-cat interactions.

Providing a veterinary perspective as well as an ethological one, this is an important read for veterinarians, shelter workers, animal behaviourists and students of veterinary medicine and animal welfare, while also being of interest to pet owners.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781845939274
Publisher: CAB International North America
Publication date: 10/28/2012
Pages: 216
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Andrew F. Fraser was formerly at the Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Roots of Well-being
3. Feline Neuroethology
4. Steps through Life
5. Basic Activities
6. Association and Reproduction
7. Giant Wild Cats
8. Principal Species of Wild Cats
9. Minor Wild Cat Species
10. Comparative Features
11. Abnormal Behaviour and Training
12. Health Monitoring
13. Points of Welfare
14. Review of Well-being

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