The Cat: Its Behavior, Nutrition and Health / Edition 1 available in Hardcover
Today, approximately 27% of households in the United States own atleast one cat. This comprises a total of almost 60 million totalpet cats. An 8 billion dollar pet food industry and the more than 7billion dollars that pet owners spend on veterinary care each yearprovide tangible evidence of the increasing importance thatcompanion animals have in our society. Additionally, the bond thatowners have with their cats and the many health benefits that areafforded by this bond have been the topic of numerous researchstudies in the past 25 years. The cat as a cherished companion ishere to stay, and many owners, students and pet professionals areeager to learn more about man’s OTHER best friend, Feliscatus.
The Cat: Its Behavior, Nutrition and Health, the textbookof the cat, is written as a companion book to The Dog: ItsBehavior, Nutrition and Health. This book provides pet owners,undergraduate students and pet professionals with a complete guideto four topical areas that are of interest. These are: The historyof the human-cat relationship; behavior of the domestic cat; felinenutrition; and feline health and disease.
The Cat will fill the need for an academic textbook forundergraduate animal science courses, veterinary technicianprograms, and cat care or breeding classes. It will also serve asan important resource for pet professionals such as breeders,exhibitors, groomers, and veterinary practitioners.
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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
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.