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Practical feline behaviour: understanding cat behaviour and improving welfare.

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Description

This book 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. 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, the author 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. This book has 272 pages and divided into two parts, the first part dealt on understanding feline behaviour and consists of seven chapters namely; the origin and evolution of the domestic cat; the senses; feline communication; social, feeding and predatory behaviour; kitten to cat - reproduction and the behavioural development of kittens; health and behaviour; and learning, training and behaviour. Part two focused on practical feline behaviour and presents five chapters namely: advice for breeders; advice for prospective cat owners; advice for cat owners; advice for veterinary professionals; and advice for other cat carers.

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Book Chapters

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 3) The origin and evolution of the domestic cat. Author(s): Atkinson, T.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 14) The senses. Author(s): Atkinson, T.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 22) Feline communication. Author(s): Atkinson, T.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 42) Social, feeding and predatory behaviour. Author(s): Atkinson, T.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 58) Kitten to cat - reproduction and the behavioural development of kittens. Author(s): Atkinson, T.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 79) Health and behaviour. Author(s): Atkinson, T.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 98) Learning, training and behaviour. Author(s): Atkinson, T.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 119) Advice for breeders. Author(s): Atkinson, T.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 131) Advice for prospective cat owners. Author(s): Atkinson, T.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 141) Advice for cat owners. Author(s): Atkinson, T.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 152) Advice for veterinary professionals. Part 1 - The cat in the veterinary clinic. Author(s): Atkinson, T.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 164) Advice for veterinary professionals. Part 2 - Advising clients: prevention and treatment of feline behaviour problems. Author(s): Atkinson, T.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 180) Advice for other cat carers. Author(s): Atkinson, T.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 195) Environmental enrichment. Author(s): Atkinson, T.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 200) Play. Author(s): Atkinson, T.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 205) Reducing resource competition in a multi-cat household. Author(s): Atkinson, T.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 207) Neutering. Author(s): Atkinson, T.
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 210) Introducing an additional cat to your household. Author(s): Atkinson, T.
Chapter: 19 (Page no: 215) Helping a grieving cat. Author(s): Atkinson, T.
Chapter: 20 (Page no: 217) Introducing cats and dogs. Author(s): Atkinson, T.
Chapter: 21 (Page no: 223) Cat flaps. Author(s): Atkinson, T.
Chapter: 22 (Page no: 226) Teaching your cat to come to you when you call. Author(s): Atkinson, T.
Chapter: 23 (Page no: 227) Cats, babies and children. Author(s): Atkinson, T.
Chapter: 24 (Page no: 230) House-training your cat or kitten. Author(s): Atkinson, T.
Chapter: 25 (Page no: 235) Training your cat to like the cat carrier. Author(s): Atkinson, T.
Chapter: 26 (Page no: 240) Medicating your cat. Author(s): Atkinson, T.
Chapter: 27 (Page no: 243) Teaching your cat or kitten to accept veterinary examination. Author(s): Atkinson, T.
Chapter: 28 (Page no: 245) First aid advice for common feline behaviour problems. Author(s): Atkinson, T.
Chapter: 29 (Page no: 251) Friend or foe. Author(s): Atkinson, T.
Chapter: 30 (Page no: 253) Approaching, stroking and picking up. Author(s): Atkinson, T.
Chapter: 31 (Page no: 256) Recognizing stress. Author(s): Atkinson, T.