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
- Introduction to Feline Behavior
2. Feline Behavior of Sensory and Neural origin
3. Feline Communicative Behavior
4. Feline Social Behavior
5. Male Feline Sexual Behavior
6. Female Feline Sexual Behavior
7. Feline Ingestive Behavior
8. Feline Eliminative Behavior
9. Feline Locomotive Behavior
10. Feline Grooming Behavior
Appendix A. Phonetics of Feline Vocalization
Appendix B. Sensory Response Development
Appendix C. Motor Response Development
Appendix D. Miscellaneous Response Development
Appendix E. Psychopharmacologic Agents Used in Cats
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- © Saunders 2003
- 7th March 2003
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Professor, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine
Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA
Recognized internationally, Dr. Beaver has given more than 250 presentations, authored more than 175 articles and 9 books on animal welfare and behavior. She has been president of the American Veterinary Society for Animal Behavior, American College of Veterinary Behaviorists, American College of Animal Welfare, and American Veterinary Medical Association and served on special advisory committees for USDHEW, National Research Council, PEW National Veterinary Education Program, and ILAR. Honors include Distinguished Practitioner-National Academies of Practice, AVMA Animal Welfare Award, Friskies PetCare Award, Bustad Companion Animal Veterinarian of the Year Award, Legend in Veterinary Medicine (1 of 12), and an honorary DSc degree.
Dr. Beaver also co-authored Efficient Livestock Handling: The Practical Application of Animal Welfare and Behavioral Science (2015) and was a section editor for the highly respected Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior (which won the PROSE Award and CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title), both published by Elsevier/Academic Press.
Professor, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA
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