The Cat - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781437706604, 9781455757954

The Cat

1st Edition

Clinical Medicine and Management

Print ISBN: 9781437706604
eBook ISBN: 9781455757954
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 14th October 2011


Comprehensive in scope and exclusively devoted to feline medical care, Dr. Susan Little's The Cat: Clinical Medicine and Management is an essential resource for anyone who provides complete, state-of-the-art care to cats. In one convenient volume, you'll find authoritative, clinically-focused information enhanced by full-color illustrations, tables, boxes, algorithms, key points, and much more — all in a format designed for quick access. Dr. Little and her expert contributors address the unique concerns and challenges facing the feline practitioner, including the latest advances in feline medical diagnosis and management and their clinical applications to everyday practice. User-friendly and complete, The Cat is also available as an e-book, giving you easy access to the complete, fully-searchable contents online.

Key Features

  • Covers the latest advances in feline medicine from a systemic and adjunctive care perspective. It's the most comprehensive feline medical reference available with a strong clinical focus.
  • Helps you meet the increasing demand for state-of-the-art medical care by cat owners — including advanced diagnostic services and treatments designed to extend and improve quality of life for feline companions.
  • Features a full-color design with hundreds of schematic drawings, tables, boxes, key points, algorithms, and photographs for quick and easy access to information.
  • Addresses key topics unique to feline medicine and not currently covered in other books, including: insights and clinical advances attributable to the mapping of the feline genome; medical conditions associated with behavioral problems; managing the feline patient with co-existing and chronic disease; special medical problems and care considerations for the geriatric cat; environmental enrichment for the indoor cat; feline zoonotic agents and implications for human health; and shelter medicine and overpopulation solutions.
  • Provides in-depth information on indoor cats and senior cats, including timely guidance on meeting owners' expectations for longer, healthier lives for their cats.
  • Addresses the challenges of pet overpopulation, particularly the impact of millions of feral cats on public health and the environment.
  • Presents information written in the manner of expanded conference proceedings, delivering the latest insights and most current approaches to management of feline medical disorders.
  • Includes contributions from approximately 60 contributors, drawing on the valuable expertise of those most knowledgea

Table of Contents

Part 1: Fundamentals of Feline Practice
Understanding the Cat and Feline-Friendly Handling                                                                                              The Cat-Friendly Practice                                                                                                                               Deciphering the Cat: The Medical History and Physical Examination                                                            Guidelines and Precautions for Drug Therapy in Cats
Fluid Therapy
Anesthesia and Perioperative Care
Preventive Health Car


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