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Today, approximately 27% of households in the United States own at least one cat. This comprises a total of almost 60 million total pet cats. An 8 billion dollar pet food industry and the more than 7 billion dollars that pet owners spend on veterinary care each year provide tangible evidence of the increasing importance that companion animals have in our society. Additionally, the bond that owners have with their cats and the many health benefits that are afforded by this bond have been the topic of numerous research studies in the past 25 years. The cat as a cherished companion is here to stay, and many owners, students and pet professionals are eager to learn more about man’s OTHER best friend, Felis catus.

The Cat: Its Behavior, Nutrition and Health, the textbook of the cat, is written as a companion book to The Dog: Its Behavior, Nutrition and Health. This book provides pet owners, undergraduate students and pet professionals with a complete guide to four topical areas that are of interest. These are: The history of the human-cat relationship; behavior of the domestic cat; feline nutrition; and feline health and disease.

The Cat will fill the need for an academic textbook for undergraduate animal science courses, veterinary technician programs, and cat care or breeding classes. It will also serve as an important resource for pet professionals such as breeders, exhibitors, groomers, and veterinary practitioners.

Book News Annotation:

Case's (companion animal science, U. of Illinois) text on the domestic cat serves as a reference for breeders, exhibitors, groomers, and veterinary practitioners, and as a textbook for undergraduate animal science courses, veterinary technician programs, and cat care or breeding classes. Coverage includes the origin of the human-cat relationship, the development of the cat from domestication through the present day, cat behavior from birth through adulthood, health maintenance, the prevention a nd treatment of disease, and nutrition. Illustrated in b&w. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

THE CAT Its Behavior, Nutrition & Health offers comprehensive coverage of man's OTHER best friend, the cherished companion of millions of Americans.

Information covers:

  • Knowing the cat-domestication, breeding, genetics, and more
  • Behavior-understanding and training the domestic cat
  • Health care and disease prevention
  • Nutrition and feeding throughout the life cycle and much more.

Concise yet thorough, The Cat fills the need for an academic textbook for undergraduate animal science courses, veterinary technician programs, and cat care or breeding classes, and serves as an important resource for breeders, exhibitors, groomers, and veterinary practitioners.

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 367-373) and index.

About the Author

Linda P. Case coordinates the undergraduate companion animal program and teaches companion animal science in the Department of Animal Sciences at the University of Illinois, is a Consultant for the Aims Company, and owns AutumnGold Dog Training Center In Mahomet, Illinois. Case is also the author of The Dog: Its Behavior, Nutrition and Health (199), and Canine and Feline 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 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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780813803319
Subtitle:
Its Behavior, Nutrition and Health
Author:
Case, Linda P.
Illustrator:
Helms, Kerry
Illustrator:
Macallister, Bruce
Author:
Helms, Kerry
Author:
Macallister, Bruce
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell
Location:
Ames, Iowa
Subject:
Cats - General
Subject:
Cats
Subject:
Nutrition
Subject:
Veterinary Medicine - General
Subject:
Veterinary Medicine - Small Animal
Subject:
Life Sciences - Zoology - Mammals
Subject:
Cats -- Behavior.
Subject:
PETS / Cats / General
Subject:
Veterinary Medicine - Dogs & Cats
Subject:
Veterinary Medi
Subject:
cine - Dogs & Cats
Copyright:
Series Volume:
R10-TP-75
Publication Date:
January 2003
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
392
Dimensions:
10.27x7.27x1.20 in. 2.21 lbs.
Children's Book Type:
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"Synopsis" by ,

THE CAT Its Behavior, Nutrition & Health offers comprehensive coverage of man's OTHER best friend, the cherished companion of millions of Americans.

Information covers:

  • Knowing the cat-domestication, breeding, genetics, and more
  • Behavior-understanding and training the domestic cat
  • Health care and disease prevention
  • Nutrition and feeding throughout the life cycle and much more.

Concise yet thorough, The Cat fills the need for an academic textbook for undergraduate animal science courses, veterinary technician programs, and cat care or breeding classes, and serves as an important resource for breeders, exhibitors, groomers, and veterinary practitioners.

"Synopsis" by , Includes bibliographical references (p. 367-373) and index.
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