Describing feline behaviour from both a mechanistic and functional approach, this textbook provides an accessible overview of this fascinating subject. The book begins by addressing physiological, developmental and psychological aspects, with chapters on domestication, the development of the senses, learning, communication and feeding behaviour. The authors then build on this foundation to discuss social behaviour, hunting and predation, cat-human interactions and welfare. Fully updated throughout, this new edition also includes two new chapters on behavioural disorders due to pathologies and.
This issue acts as a guide to behavior in dogs and cats for practitioners. Topics include: genetics and behavior of cats and dogs, the effects of stress on small animal health and behavior, canine agression towards family members or visitors, common sense small animal behaviour modification, small animal behavior triage, abnormal reptitive behaviors, feline agression towards family members, cat fights, and more.
A comprehensive and accessible manual of feline medicine and surgery, it explains the symptoms and treatment of every disease or injury that a cat owner is likely to encounter. Written in a straightforward manner by experts in their fields, the book contains detailed sections on anatomy and physiology; the organ systems (digestive, cardiovascular reproductive, urinary, nervous, endocrine, locomotor, ear/eye/nose, immune, blood and skin); infectious diseases (bacterial, viral, parasitic etc); and poisoning. Including chapters on nursing, first aid medicines, dentistry, nutrition and feeding as well as advice for new owners and sections on showing, breeding, insurance and behaviour. This book will become the standard work on feline health care.
This compact, easy-access guide to behavioral problems encountered in veterinary practice offers immediate and helpful advice for today's veterinary team. Instructor resources are available; please contact your Elsevier sales representative for details. Coverage offers immediate advice to the veterinary team who are often presented with behavioral problems in their practice. Easy-to-read format includes introductions, medical differentials, underlying causes, diagnosis, action boxes, and summaries. Content refers the reader to other chapters throughout the book, so that information can be found quickly and easily. Helpful handouts, which can be photocopied, offer yet another way to further your learning experience.
Written by experts from the UK, the USA and Switzerland, this book focuses on the major issues affecting the welfare of domestic cats. It covers behaviour, the human-cat relationship, and the impact of housing, disease, nutrition and breeding on welfare.