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Feline Behaviour and Welfare

Feline Behaviour and Welfare

  • Author: Andrew Ferguson Fraser
  • Publisher: CABI
  • ISBN: 1845939263
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 198
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Cats are one of the most popular pets around, but they are also wild animals. This book, focusing on behavior and well-being, looks at the feline genus as a whole and how our understanding of the domestic cat can help explain wild cat characteristics, and vice versa. Different behaviors are described to indicate what constitutes good welfare in the cat, while the origins of cat behaviour are discussed from an evolutionary basis. This book also covers current topics such as welfare issues with feral cats and human-cat interactions. Providing a veterinary perspective as well as an ethological one, this is an important read for veterinarians, shelter workers, animal behaviourists and students of veterinary medicine and animal welfare, while also being of interest to pet owners.

Practical Feline Behaviour

Practical Feline Behaviour

Understanding Cat Behaviour and Improving Welfare

  • Author: Trudi Atkinson
  • Publisher: CABI
  • ISBN: 1780647832
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 292
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Practical Feline Behaviour contains all the relevant information that a veterinary nurse or technician needs to understand and handle the behaviour and welfare of house cats, and to offer safe and practical advice to clients. There have been ground-breaking advances in our understanding of feline behaviour in recent years and, to protect the welfare of cats, it is increasingly important that anyone involved with their care, especially those in a professional capacity, keep up to date with these developments. This approachable and down-to-earth text describes the internal and external influences on feline behaviour; on communication, learning, social behaviour, the relationship between behaviour and disease, and the cat - human relationship. It also provides practical advice on how the welfare of cats in our care may be protected and how behaviour problems should be addressed and how to avoid them. In this book Trudi Atkinson draws on her extensive experience as a veterinary nurse and a Certified Clinical Animal Behaviourist to provide a rapid reference and an intensely practical feline behaviour resource for owners, breeders, veterinary professionals, shelter and cattery workers and anyone involved in the care of our feline companions.

The Welfare of Cats

The Welfare of Cats

  • Author: Irene Rochlitz
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 1402032277
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 283
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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.

Feline Behavioral Health and Welfare

Feline Behavioral Health and Welfare

  • Author: Ilona Rodan,Sarah Heath
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 1455774022
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 480
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Learn to manage the physical and psychological well-being of your feline patients with Feline Behavioral Medicine: Prevention and Treatment. From house soiling problems to aggression, this all-new reference offers detailed guidance on assessing, treating, and preventing the full spectrum of feline behavioral problems. Material is organized by both topic and life stage for quick access to the information you need. Plus its incorporation of patient education materials, instructive images, and the latest AAFP guidelines, makes it an invaluable addition to any vet clinician s library. "This book ... will undoubtedly become THE reference in that very specific field." Reviewed by: Fabienne Dethioux on behalf of Royal Canin: Vets Today, January 2016 UNIQUE! Focus on the prevention of behavior problems is found throughout the majority of the book to show clinicians how to incorporate behavioral considerations into general practice. Comprehensive, holistic care fusing the physical and psychological well-being of feline patients serves as a foundation for all content. International team of expert contributors provides in-depth, authoritative guidance using the most up-to-date information available. Updated information on preventive advice and treatment recommendations follows the guidelines set forth by the AAFP. Client handouts and behavior questionnaires in the book help vets clearly communicate with clients about their cat’s behavior.

The Cat Personality Test

The Cat Personality Test

How well do you really know your cat?

  • Author: Lauren Finka
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 147357224X
  • Category: Pets
  • Page: 288
  • View: 398
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Who is your cat really? And what can you do to make them happy? Through this book’s series of personality quizzes, feline behaviour expert Dr Lauren Finka can help you to assess various elements of your cat’s character and understand them on a whole new level. Discover how inquisitive your cat is, by observing their reaction to new environments; find out if your cat is an extreme hunter, who will need plenty of stimulation to exercise their keen stalking instincts; or learn to what extent you have a cat’s cat, who enjoys having a little furry playmate around, or whether they'd be happier in a single-cat household. You could start to understand whether your cat is really enjoying all the attention you lavish upon it, and decipher just how happy they are. With tips and tricks for any personality type, Dr Lauren Finka will help you to meet your cat’s specific wants and needs. Whoever your cat is, you’ll learn what makes them tick, and be a step closer to the domestic feline harmony you’ve always dreamt of.

BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Behavioural Medicine

BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Behavioural Medicine

  • Author: Debra Horwitz,Daniel S. Mills,Sarah Heath
  • Publisher: BSAVA
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 288
  • View: 6826
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The classic BSAVA Manuals of Canine Behaviour and Feline Behaviour were ahead of their time in the appreciation of the importance of small animal behaviour and its problems and treatment. This completely new Manual builds on their success. Written primarily for the veterinary surgeon in general practice, by veterinarians working in the fields of behaviour in different countries, the BSAVA Manual of Clinical and Feline Behavioural Medicine offers both sound scientific information and practical easy-to-follow advice. The book will also appeal to those who already have a special interest in behaviour problems. Following a consideration of the place of behavioural medicine within the practice setting, the normal behaviours of cats and dogs are described. Some more theoretical chapters are included, to give a background understanding of learning theory, the physiology of fear, and types of aggression. But the major focus of the Manual is on the practical approach to history taking, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis, and follow-up of the range of behavioural problems encountered in dogs and cats. Colour photographs and specially commissioned drawings illustrate important features such as body postures, and tables throughout help the reader to access important information quickly. In the last 10-15 years the veterinary professional has increasingly appreciated the wider importance of animal behaviour and psychological well-being. Behavioural problems can disrupt the pet=owner relationship to the point of breaking, and many pets are re-homes, abandoned or euthanased as a result. Safeguarding the pet-owner relationship and assisting owners in gaining a deeper understanding of their companion animals is an integral part of modern veterinary practice. The BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Behavioural Medicine will enable you to cater for this need.

Proceedings of the 11th International Veterinary Behaviour Meeting

Proceedings of the 11th International Veterinary Behaviour Meeting

  • Author: Sagi Denenberg
  • Publisher: CABI
  • ISBN: 1786394588
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 197
  • View: 1800
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This book contains the proceedings from the 11th International Veterinary Behaviour Meeting. Keynote Presentations include 'Use of Psychopharmacology to Reduce Anxiety and Fear in Dogs and Cats: A Practical Approach' by Barbara L. Sherman, 'A Multimodal Approach to Resolving Tension Between Cats in the Same Household: A Practical Approach' by Sarah E. Heath, 'The Importance of the Welfare of Research Animals to Maximise the Quality of Behavioural Research: Do We Measure True Behaviours?' by Patrick Pageat and 'Making Animal Welfare Sustainable - Human Behaviour Change for Animal Behaviour: The Human Element' by Jo White and Suzanne Rogers.

Feline Behavior

Feline Behavior

  • Author: Bonnie V. Beaver
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 1416064257
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 360
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This book covers all common behavior problems pertaining to the cat, including the history of feline development to social and communicative behavior. An excellent resource for both professionals and pet owners alike, it features a clear format and easily accessible information. Discussions focus on the changing role of a cat's behavior for humans, as well as new treatments that arise as more is understood about cat behavior. Chapters are written in a clear, concise manner, making it easy for the reader to fully comprehend the different behavior patterns in cats, including: Neurologic and sensory behavior Communicative behavior Social behavior Sexual behavior Ingestive hehavior Eliminative behavior Locomotive behavior Grooming behavior A new section has been added to Introduction to Feline Behavior (Chapter 1), entitled Introduction to Drug and Behavior Therapy. An additional appendix, Feline Behavior Drug Formulary, has been added.

The Domestic Cat

The Domestic Cat

The Biology of its Behaviour

  • Author: Dennis C. Turner,Patrick Bateson
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1107025028
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 288
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Experts from a range of fields provide the latest authoritative accounts of domestic cat behaviour and their interaction with humans.

The Behaviour of the Domestic Cat

The Behaviour of the Domestic Cat

  • Author: John W. S. Bradshaw,Rachel A. Casey,Sarah L. Brown
  • Publisher: CABI
  • ISBN: 1845939921
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 251
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The behaviour of domesticated animals is a subject of great importance to students of animal behaviour and veterinary medicine, as well as interested pet owners. This new edition of the 1992 book fully updates the original chapters with new research from the past two decades, while also including two new chapters covering behavioural disorders due to pathologies and from misdirected natural behaviour. " Fully updated throughout" New chapters" Written by well-renowned feline behaviour expertsThe book aims to present a readable overview of the behaviour of the domestic cat, adopting both a mechanistic and functional approach. The first half of the book is mainly concerned with physiological, developmental and psychological aspects; this includes chapters on domestication, the development of the senses, learning, communication and feeding behaviour. To provide a comprehensive resource on the subject, the second half of the book looks at social behaviour, hunting and predation, cat-human interactions and welfare. Also essential reading for cat breeders and researchers of domestic animal behaviour, this new textbook is the quintessential source of cat behaviour information.