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Clinical Handbook of Feline Behavior Medicine PDF

By Elizabeth Stelow

Clinical Handbook of Feline Behavior Medicine PDF provides a complete, easy-to-use reference to practical information on identifying, diagnosing, and treating behavior problems in cats. Designed to offer streamlined access to concrete guidance for managing feline behavior, the book offers diagnostic plans organized by clinical sign. Normal behavior is thoroughly described, to provide a better understanding of the abnormal, with the heart of the book devoted to advice for identifying, diagnosing, and treating specific behavior problems.

The book describes the diagnostic process and covers treatment options for each problem. A companion website offers client education handouts to enhance compliance and video clips depicting presenting complaints.

Sample topics covered in Clinical Handbook of Feline Behavior Medicine include:

  • Normal feline social behavior, covering body language and other social communication, feline social structure, interactions with humans and other species, and social/behavioral development in the kitten
  • Preventing behavior problems, covering feeding, litter box availability and care, scratching options, toys, and grooming
  • Elimination problems, including the differentiation between urine marking and toileting, deducing the underlying causes, and elements of effects treatment plans
  • Senior cats, covering feline cognitive decline, increased vocalization, sleep-wake cycle disturbances, disorientation, litterbox problems, and repetitive behaviors

With its specific topical focus of behavior in felines, Clinical Handbook of Feline Behavior Medicine is a targeted and highly useful resource for any veterinarian seeing feline patients, assisting through all stages of treatment with easily accessible and understandable information.

Table of Contents

Contributors
Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Companion Website

1 Introduction to Feline Veterinary Behavior

2 Normal Feline Social Behavior

3 Preventing Behavior Problems in Domestic Cats

4 Play Behavior in Cats

5 Feeding Behavior of Cats

6 Eliminative Behaviors

7 Pain and Sickness Behaviors

8 Fear, Anxiety, Stress Behaviors in Cats

9 Compulsive and Displacement Behaviors

10 Aggression Toward Humans

11 Aggression Toward Other Cats

12 Nuisance/Destructive/Unruly Behaviors

13 The Senior Cat

14 Cat Relationships in the Home

15 Cats in the Clinic

Appendix 1 Feline Psychopharmacology

Appendix 2 Medications for Pain Management in Cats

Index

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