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Feline Behavioral Health and Welfare.


Feline Behavioral Health and Welfare

Edited by Ilona Rodan and Sarah Heath



460 pages



Aiming to improve the quality of care and the relationships between cats and their owners, this 27-chapter text addresses feline behavior in veterinary practice and the relationship between behavior and disease. Veterinary specialists from Europe, North America, and Australia discuss the importance of feline behavior in veterinary practice settings and implications for welfare; normal feline behavior related to communication, social behavior, and learning; the prevention of behavior problems, with discussion of pet selection, healthcare, and behavioral care at home and aspects in the veterinary practice; the relationship between behavior and disease, including stress, obesity, and pain; the management and treatment of undesirable behaviors through pheromones, psychopharmacology, and nutrition, as well as understanding the role of emotions; and approaching problem behavior in the practice and at home, including house soiling, senior cats, intercat conflict, and aggression. ([umlaut] Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR)

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