ISBN-10:
0813803314
ISBN-13:
9780813803319
Pub. Date:
01/20/2003
Publisher:
Wiley
The Cat: Its Behavior, Nutrition and Health / Edition 1

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

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ISBN-13: 9780813803319
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 01/20/2003
Edition description: ILLUSTRATE
Pages: 408
Sales rank: 1,194,930
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 9.80(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author


Linda P. Case coordinates the undergraduate companionanimal program and teaches companion animal science in theDepartment of Animal Sciences at the University of Illinois, is aConsultant for the Aims Company, and owns AutumnGold Dog TrainingCenter In Mahomet, Illinois. Case is also the author of The Dog:Its Behavior, Nutrition and Health (199), and Canine andFeline Nutrition: A resource of Companion Animal Professionals(2000).

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 theUnusual.

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 andResponsibilities.

PART 2 Behavior: Understanding the Domestic Cat.

Chapter 7. Developmental Behavior: From Kitten to Adult.

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

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

Chapter 10. The Misbehaving Cat: Behavior Problems andSolutions.

PART 3 Health and Disease: Keeping Cats Healthy andHappy.

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: NutrientRequirements.

Chapter 18. Providing a Healthy Diet: Cat Food Selection andEvaluation.

Chapter 19. Feeding Management Throughout the Life Cycle.

Chapter 20. Nutritionally Responsive Diseases.

Glossary.

Index.

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