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Cover for The senses.

This chapter discussed the various sense organs in cats and its functions, important aspects of each senses such as in sight (field of vision, binocular sight, colour vision, visual focusing, movement detection, and night vision), hearing, olfaction (vomeronasal organ), and touch (whiskers, and...

Author(s)
Atkinson, T.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780647838)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Feline communication.

A review on the various means of communication and sounds made by cats was presented in this chapter. Highlights of this chapter focused on the cat's vocalization such as vowel sounds which are produced by the cat opening and closing its mouth and include: the meow, sexual vocalizations, yowl, howl ...

Author(s)
Atkinson, T.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780647838)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Social, feeding and predatory behaviour.

A review on the feeding, social, and predatory behaviour in domesticated and wild cats was presented in this chapter highlighting the advantages of social grouping and effects of neutering.

Author(s)
Atkinson, T.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780647838)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Kitten to cat - reproduction and the behavioural development of kittens.

In this chapter the reproductive behaviour and physiology of tom and queen cats were discussed as well as physical and behavioural development of kittens.

Author(s)
Atkinson, T.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780647838)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Health and behaviour.

A review of some of the behavioural signs associated with pain, health and disease in cats was presented in this chapter as well as a discussion on the link between physiological and psychological welfare.

Author(s)
Atkinson, T.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780647838)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Learning, training and behaviour.

This chapter takes a look at some of the different theories and methods to help train cats develop their learning ability and behaviour.

Author(s)
Atkinson, T.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780647838)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Advice for breeders.

This chapter presents practical guidelines on the responsibilities of the breeder in the prevention of behaviour problems. Highlights includes: selection of queen and stud, maternal aggression, education for new cat owners, socialization (with owner, and other animals), weaning and rearing...

Author(s)
Atkinson, T.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780647838)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Advice for prospective cat owners.

Guidelines in choosing a cat as pet were presented highlighting the different reasons for wanting to own a cat as well as health benefits of pet ownership.

Author(s)
Atkinson, T.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780647838)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Advice for cat owners.

In this chapter, ways on managing feline stress due to various stress factors (diseases, predators, neutering, presence of other cats and neighboring animals) as well advice on putting fences were discussed.

Author(s)
Atkinson, T.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780647838)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Advice for veterinary professionals. Part 1 - The cat in the veterinary clinic.

Guidelines in preventive health and treatment of cats were presented highlighting guidelines on reducing stress during diagnosis, setting up appointments with cat owners, and the handling and examining of the cat patient in cases where the cat is admitted to the animal clinic.

Author(s)
Atkinson, T.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780647838)
Type
Book chapter

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