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Feline Behaviour: A Guide for Veterinarians

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By: Bonnie V Beaver

276 pages, B/w photos, 156 illus


Paperback | Dec 1992 | #46221 | ISBN: 0721639925
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One-of-a-kind text takes a comprehensive look at all aspects of feline behaviour - from the history that shaped the original behaviour to its changing roles for humans. Written by a veterinarian for veterinarians, this book gives readers a wealth of information on recent findings on cat behaviour, today's treatment options, plus ways veterinarians can deal with feline behaviour problems ...pertinent information rarely found in a single source. Dozens of case studies document treatment strategies for specific behaviour problems.


Introduction to feline behaviour: history of feline development; current status of the field; introduction to evaluating behaviour problems. Part 1 Feline behaviour of sensory and neural origin: the senses; feline play behaviour; feline learning; neurological origins of behaviour; sensory and neural behaviour problems. Part 2 Feline communicative behaviour: vocal communication; postural communication; marking communication; communicative behaviour problems. Part 3 Feline social behaviour: social organization; socialization; aggression; social behaviour problems. Part 4 Male feline sexual behaviour: sexual maturation; premating behaviour; mating behaviour; postmating behaviour; paternal behaviour; neural regulation; male sexual behaviour problems. Part 5 Female feline sexual behaviour: sexual maturation; reproductive cycles; interspecies mating; pregnancy; maternal behaviour; neurological and hormonal controls; female sexual behaviour problems. Part 6 Feline ingestive behaviour: suckling ingestive behaviour; transitional ingestive behaviour; hunting behaviour; food preferences; water consumption; neural and hormonal regulation; ingestive behaviour problems. Part 7 Feline eliminative behaviour: eliminative behaviour development; adult urination; adult deefecation; eliminative behaviour problems. Part 8 Feline locomotive behaviour: fetal growth and movements; infant growth and movements; adult movements; resting behaviours; the train and locomotion; locomotive behaviour problems. Part 9 Feline grooming behaviour: grooming functions; grooming patterns; neuroendocrine and grooming relationships; grooming behaviour problems. Appendices: phonetics of feline vocalization; sensory response development; motor response development; miscellaneous response development.

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