The Dog

Its Behaviour, Nutrition and Health

Author: Linda P. Case

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9780813812595

Category: Medical

Page: 383

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A complete guide to the relationship between dogs and humans and to canine behavior, nutrition, health, and disease, The Dog will be of immense help and intense interest to the many owners, students, and pet professionals eager to learn more about Canis familiaris. PThe book begins with an account of how the relationship between humans and dogs developed, from the first states of domestication through the present day. The dog's physiology, structure, and reproduction are among the topics Case discusses. The status of the dog today and the importance of proper pet selection and responsible ownership are also covered. Shifting her focus to the dog's development as an individual, from puppy to adult, Case examines the dog as a species with particular emphasis on breed-specific behavior. Her discussion of the learning process in dogs leads to a consideration of various training principles and methodologies, with practical examples illustrating common behavior problems and different corrective approaches. The Dog also includes a comprehensive overview of canine health maintenance and disease prevention, covering infectious and non-infectious diseases in dogs, first-aid procedures, and nutrition and diet management throughout a dog's life. Of greater technical depth than generally available books about dogs, yet clear, consistently interesting, and highly readable, The Dog will benefit pet owners and professionals alike--and, in the end, their canine friends.
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The Cat

Its Behavior, Nutrition and Health

Author: Linda P. Case

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9780813803319

Category: Medical

Page: 392

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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.
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Canine and Feline Nutrition

A Resource for Companion Animal Professionals

Author: Linda P. Case,Daniel P. Carey,Diane A. Hirakawa

Publisher: Mosby Elsevier Health Science

ISBN: N.A

Category: Cats

Page: 455

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CANINE AND FELINE NUTRITION concentrates on the dietary management of the healthy dog and cat. It provides in-depth examination of nutritional principles, nutrient requirements, feeding management and treatment of nutritionally-responsive diseases. Current research is reviewed along with balanced discussions of controversial issues of dietary management. Thoroughly revised and updated, it provides the latest animal nutrition information for veterinarians, students, and companion animal enthusiasts.
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Canine and Feline Behavior and Training: A Complete Guide to Understanding our Two Best Friends

Author: Linda P. Case

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1111780439

Category: Science

Page: 420

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This book provides a comprehensive overview of the most critical components of a successful human-animal relationship, and provides a framework to understand the behavior, communication patterns, and learning techniques that govern social interactions. Well-researched and accessible, Canine and Feline Behavior: A Complete Guide to Understanding Our Two Best Friends is an application-based resource to encourage effective training and behavior modification programs for both dogs and cats. Coverage begins with a foundation of evolutionary histories and domestication, focusing on normal communication and social behavior patterns. Learning theory is then presented in the context of real-world relevance to companion animal care, behavior prevention, training, and modification. Finally, common behavior problems and approaches to manage these issues are discussed, making this an essential resource for anyone seeking to understand more about their dogs and cats. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Nutrition and Disease Management for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses

Author: Ann Wortinger,Kara Burns

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118509277

Category: Medical

Page: 272

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Nutrition and Disease Management for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses, Second Edition offers a thorough update and significant expansion of this easy-to-use introduction to veterinary nutrition and diet, with broader species coverage, a new section on nutritional management of disease, and many new chapters. • Provides a complete reference to veterinary nutrition, from the fundamentals to feeding companion animals of any age and health status • Adds information on nutrition in birds, small mammals, and horses to the existing dog and cat coverage • • Presents a new section on managing disease through nutrition, with 10 new disease chapters • Offers additional new chapters on nutritional calculations, types of pet foods, raw food diets, additives and preservatives, nutrition myths, nutritional support, and assisted feeding • Includes access to a companion website with case studies, review questions and answers, and the figures from the book in PowerPoint
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Behavior Problems of the Dog and Cat3

Behavior Problems of the Dog and Cat

Author: Gary M. Landsberg,Wayne L. Hunthausen,Lowell J. Ackerman

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702043354

Category: Medical

Page: 454

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Revision of: Handbook of behavior problems of the dog and cat. 2003.
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What Philosophy Can Tell You about Your Dog

Author: Steven D. Hales

Publisher: Open Court

ISBN: 0812697855

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

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Do dogs live in the same world as humans? Is it wrong to think dogs have personalities and emotions? What are dogs thinking and what’s the nature of canine wisdom? This is a book for thoughtful dog-lovers who want to explore the deeper issues raised by dogs and their relationships with humans. Twenty philosophers and dog-lovers reveal their experiences with dogs and give their insights on dog-related themes of metaphysics and ethics.
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Management of Pregnant and Neonatal Dogs, Cats, and Exotic Pets

Author: Cheryl Lopate

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 081380793X

Category: Medical

Page: 336

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Management of Pregnant and Neonatal Dogs, Cats, and Exotic Pets is a comprehensive yet practical reference on small animal neonatology. Covering reproductive physiology of pregnancy and parturition, normal neonatology, and neonatal disorders in dogs, cats, and small exotic mammals, the book gives special emphasis to fetal well-being, parturition, normal physical parameters, behavior, common disorders and defects, emergency care, and orphan management. Information on nutritional and environmental considerations for both the dam and offspring is included, as well as guidance on offering advice to breeders providing neonatal care at home. Well illustrated throughout, Management of Pregnant and Neonatal Dogs, Cats, and Exotic Pets is a complete resource for the successful management of pregnant and newborn pets. Veterinary practitioners, students, technicians, and professional breeders all will find the book’s how-to, clinically relevant approach to small animal neonatology invaluable.
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The Dog Behavior Answer Book

Practical Insights & Proven Solutions for Your Canine Questions

Author: Arden Moore

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603421890

Category: Pets

Page: 336

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“Just how smart is my dog?” Try draping a towel over his head and timing his escape. “Why does she prefer the toilet to her bowl?” Because it’s always full and always cool; can you blame her? Animal behavior expert Arden Moore answers scores of questions on dog ownership and psychology, from grooming and fleas to obedience training and puppy love. This book contains everything the new, curious, or frustrated pet owner needs to know to smooth out the wrinkles in any dog’s coat!
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Complete Care for Your Aging Dog

Author: Amy Shojai

Publisher: Furry Muse Publications

ISBN: 1944423958

Category: Pets

Page: 316

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Advances in veterinary medicine have nearly doubled how long a dog lives. But old dogs have unique health and emotional needs, senior dog food and nutrition, and aging dog medical care. A longer life means old dogs suffer age-related conditions such as dog cancer, kidney failure in dogs, dog diabetes, arthritis in dogs, stroke in dogs, and dementia in dogs, all of which can be successfully managed with your loving assistance. KUDOS! WINNER of the Dog Writers Association of America Maxwell Medallion "Chock-full of lifesaving and life-enhancing facts--but incredibly moving and readable--the book is guaranteed to help your beloved pet live a happier, healthier, fuller life. While this comprehensive and groundbreaking book presents cutting edge medical information, Shojai makes sure that it's proven and practical. Captivating true stories of 'successful agers' will motivate you to make sure you give your pets the best care possible." --Dr. Marty Becker, Resident Veterinarian on Doctor Oz Show, and Good Morning America "Once again Amy has done it! VERY important, useful and valuable information in a concise, easy to read work. Our pets are living longer--and with this interesting and complete book--healthier lives. If you have a middle aged to older pet, this book is a Must Have!" --DR. JIM HUMPHRIES, Veterinarian, Contributing Editor to CBS's The Early Show, and National Veterinary Spokesperson "Need a quick reference? Complete Care for Your Aging Dog provides a practical, easy-to-read guide about health care for the aging dog. If you have an aging dog, this is a 'must read' book. It provides simple question-and-answer treatment of essentials of aging dogs." --Dr. Johnny D. Hoskins, Internist for older dogs and cats Award Winning Book Keeps Your Aging Dog Loving Longer, Living Better! You can teach an old dog new tricks—and give him the best care possible. As dogs age, elderly dogs deserve and require special dog health care to prevent dog problems. COMPLETE CARE FOR YOUR AGING DOG explains how old do dogs live, how old is a “senior dog,” and old dogs health and behavior changes. You’ll find all the must know information about old dogs, dogs illness and dog symptoms, with veterinary advice for keeping your old dog healthy and treating your sick dog if necessary. Complete Care for Your Aging Dog contains the answers you need to care for your old dog. Pet expert Amy Shojai explains: •How to entice your older dog into getting more exercise •What changes to expect as your dog ages—and which changes are natural and which are warning signs that should send you to the veterinarian •Which pet-specific over-the-counter dog medications every owner should keep on hand •How to use the L.O.V.E. Program to keep your dog loving longer and living better •Tips on everything from choosing the right products and dog foods for your aging dog •How to offer old dogs nursing care at home for common old dog conditions •Information about dog symptoms and canine treatments for dog cancer, kidney failure in dogs, dog hypothyroidism, dog diabetes, blind dogs, deaf dogs, dog stroke, doggy diarrhea, canine constipation, urine incontinence, old dogs not eating, and more. Filled with heartwarming stories, the latest developments in treating canine illnesses in old dogs, age-defying tips, and comprehensive reference material, this is the definitive guide to turning back the clock on aging--and keeping senior dogs vital, happy, and active throughout their golden years.
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