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Companion Animals : Their Biology, Care, Health, and Management

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Pub. Date:
1/1/2005
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Summary

Comprehensive and up-to-date, this book makes a useful reference devoted to companion animals. It provides underpinning principles and time-tested practical information for those preparing for careers related to the health and quality of life ofall creatures --with special emphasis on companion animals. Chapter topics include choosing a dog or cat; companion birds, reptiles, amphibians, rodents, ferrets, and lagomorphs; medical records and case histories; feeding and nutrition; care, management, and training of dogs and cats; fitting, grooming, and showing; companion animal health; kennel/cattery design and management; career opportunities associated with companion animals; and trends/future of companion animals and related functions. For pet food manufacturers, pet stores, pet owners, pet breeders, and veterinary medical groups.

Table of Contents

Preface xxi
Acknowledgments xxiii
Companion Animals
1(15)
Introduction/Overview
1(4)
Companion Animals Defined
5(1)
Domestication of Companion Animals
5(4)
Dogs
6(2)
Cats
8(1)
Contributions of Companion Animals to Humans and Society
9(1)
Human--Companion Animal Bonding
10(1)
Therapeutic Uses of Companion Animals
11(2)
Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT)
11(2)
Trends in Companion Animal Populations
13(1)
Summary
14(1)
References
15(1)
Companion Animal Industry
16(13)
Introduction/Overview
17(1)
Annual Expenditures for Care of Companion Animals
18(1)
The Petfood Industry
18(7)
First Commercial Dog Food and Selected Products that Followed
18(5)
Size and Scope of Petfood and Pet Care-Related Industries
23(1)
Petfood Treats and Snacks
24(1)
Trends in Petfoods and Related Product Sales
24(1)
Providing Standards and Quality Assurance in Petfood and Related Enterprises
24(1)
Pet Services
25(1)
Pet Supplies
25(2)
Corporate Leaders in the Pet Supplies Industry
26(1)
Pet Healthcare Companies
27(1)
Herbs and Botanicals
27(1)
Summary
27(1)
References
28(1)
Dog/Cat Breeds and Their Characteristics
29(20)
Introduction/Overview
30(2)
Breeds and Characteristics of Dogs
32(1)
American Kennel Club Groupings of Dog Breeds
33(5)
Sporting Group
35(1)
Hound Group
35(1)
Working Group
36(1)
Terrier Group
36(1)
Toy Group
37(1)
Non-Sporting Group
37(1)
Herding Group
37(1)
Miscellaneous Class
38(1)
United Kennel Club
38(1)
Characteristics of Cats
38(5)
Historical Perspective of Cat Breeds
43(1)
Pedigreed Cats
43(1)
Cat Breeds Most Frequently Registered by the Cat Fanciers' Association
44(3)
Persian Cats
45(1)
Maine Coon Cats
45(1)
Exotic Cats
46(1)
Siamese Cats
46(1)
Abyssinian Cats
46(1)
Birman Cats
46(1)
Oriental Cats
47(1)
American Shorthair Cats
47(1)
Tonkinese Cats
47(1)
Burmese Cats
47(1)
Summary
47(1)
References
48(1)
Choosing a Dog or Cat
49(15)
Introduction/Overview
50(1)
Responsible Pet Ownership
51(1)
Vaccinate and License Your Dog or Cat
51(1)
Choosing a Dog or Cat
51(10)
Male or Female
51(2)
Breed
53(1)
Temperament
54(1)
Ease in Training
55(1)
Puppy Aptitude Test (PAT)
55(1)
Health Aspects
55(2)
Genetic Screening
57(1)
Parents and Siblings
58(1)
Where to Purchase a Dog or Cat
58(2)
The Sale/Purchase Contract
60(1)
Full and Limited AKC Registration
60(1)
Adopting an Older Pet
61(1)
Other Factors in Choosing a Cat
61(2)
Type of Cat
62(1)
Health Aspects
62(1)
Shopping for a Cat
62(1)
Summary
63(1)
References
63(1)
Companion Birds
64(22)
Introduction/Overview
65(1)
Common Types of Companion Birds
66(5)
African Grey Parrots
66(1)
Amazon Parrots
66(1)
Budgies
67(1)
Canaries
68(1)
Cockatiels
69(1)
Cockatoos
69(1)
Conures
69(1)
Eclectus Parrots
69(1)
Lovebirds
70(1)
Macaws
70(1)
Quaker (Monk) Parakeets
70(1)
Parrotlets (Dwarf Parrots)
70(1)
Bird Anatomy and Physiology
71(2)
Feathers
71(1)
Beaks
72(1)
Skeletal System
72(1)
Respiratory System
72(1)
Digestive System
72(1)
Circulatory System
73(1)
Reproductive System
73(1)
Nutrition
73(1)
Companion Bird Husbandry
73(4)
Cages
73(3)
Aviaries
76(1)
Grooming
76(1)
Common Diseases of Birds
77(4)
Ascarids
77(1)
Aspergillosis
78(1)
Beak Disorders
78(1)
Chlamydiosis
78(1)
Egg Binding
78(1)
Gout
78(1)
Mites
79(1)
Newcastle Disease
79(1)
Pacheco's Parrot Disease
79(1)
Psittacine Proventricular Dilatation Syndrome
80(1)
Psittacine Beak and Feather Disease
80(1)
Salmonella
81(1)
Common Toxicological Hazards
81(3)
Zinc
81(1)
Lead
81(1)
Nicotine Products
82(1)
Inhalants
82(1)
Avocado
83(1)
Plants
83(1)
Summary
84(1)
References
84(1)
Web Sites
85(1)
About the Authors
85(1)
Companion Reptiles and Amphibians
86(31)
Pet Frogs
87(6)
Introduction
87(1)
Common Pet Frogs
87(2)
Biology and Behavior
89(1)
Husbandry (Care and Management)
90(1)
Common Diseases
91(1)
Zoonoses
92(1)
Pet Lizards
93(8)
Introduction
93(1)
Common Pet Lizards
93(3)
Biology and Behavior
96(1)
Husbandry
97(3)
Common Diseases
100(1)
Zoonoses
100(1)
Pet Snakes
101(8)
Introduction
101(1)
Common Pet Snakes
101(2)
Biology and Behavior
103(1)
Husbandry
104(4)
Common Diseases
108(1)
Zoonoses
109(1)
Pet Turtles and Tortoises
109(6)
Introduction
109(1)
Common Pet Turtles
110(1)
Biology and Behavior
111(1)
Husbandry
112(2)
Common Diseases
114(1)
Zoonoses
115(1)
Summary
115(1)
References
115(1)
About the Author
116(1)
Companion Rodents, Ferrets, and Lagomorphs
117(39)
Chinchillas
119(4)
Introduction
119(1)
Biology/Husbandry
119(2)
Breeding
121(1)
Diseases
122(1)
Zoonoses
123(1)
Gerbils
123(3)
Introduction
123(1)
Physiology, Biology, and Behavior
123(2)
Breeding
125(1)
Husbandry
125(1)
Common Diseases
126(1)
Zoonoses
126(1)
Guinea Pigs
126(5)
Introduction
126(1)
Biology and Behavior
127(1)
Husbandry
128(1)
Breeding
128(1)
Common Diseases
129(1)
Miscellaneous Diseases
130(1)
Zoonoses
130(1)
Hamsters
131(5)
Introduction
131(1)
Anatomy and Selected Characteristics
132(1)
Biology and Behavior
133(1)
Husbandry
133(1)
Breeding
134(1)
Common Diseases
134(1)
Parasites
135(1)
Kidney Failure
135(1)
Atrial Thrombosis
135(1)
Neoplasia/Tumors
135(1)
Zoonoses
135(1)
Ferrets
136(6)
Introduction
136(1)
Biology
136(2)
Husbandry
138(1)
Diseases
139(2)
Other Conditions
141(1)
Zoonoses
142(1)
Rabbits
142(6)
Introduction
142(1)
Anatomy
142(1)
Physiology
143(1)
Behavior
143(1)
Housing
144(1)
Nutrition
144(1)
Reproduction
145(1)
Diseases
145(3)
Zoonoses
148(1)
Mice and Rats
148(5)
Introduction
148(1)
Anatomy
149(1)
Physiology
150(1)
Husbandry
151(1)
Common Diseases
152(1)
Zoonoses
153(1)
Summary
153(1)
References
154(1)
About the Authors
155(1)
Records and Case Histories
156(10)
Introduction/Overview
156(1)
Animal Name and Identification
157(1)
Pedigree
157(1)
Breeder Records
157(1)
Health Records for Owners
157(1)
Medical Records
158(2)
Problem-Oriented Medical Record
159(1)
Case Histories (Examples)
160(5)
Summary
165(1)
References
165(1)
Feeding and Nutrition
166(46)
Introduction/Overview
168(1)
From Searching for Food in the Wild to Scientific Feeding and Nutrition
168(1)
Nutrient Intake and Terminology
169(1)
Food Preferences: Palatability and Acceptability
169(1)
Nutrients
170(13)
Water
171(1)
Carbohydrates
171(1)
Fats
172(2)
Protein
174(1)
Vitamins
175(3)
Minerals
178(5)
Nutrient Requirements of Dogs and Cats
183(4)
Water Requirements
184(1)
Energy Requirements
184(2)
Protein Requirements
186(1)
Unique Nutrient Requirements of Cats
186(1)
Digestion and Absorption of Nutrients
187(2)
Practical Feeding Management for Dogs and Cats
189(9)
Types of Food: Sources and Quality
189(1)
Types of Petfoods: Physical Forms
189(2)
Snacks and Treats
191(1)
Methods of Feeding
191(1)
Pregnant/Lactating Animals
192(1)
Early Development and Feeding of Puppies
192(2)
Kitten Care and Feeding
194(1)
Orphan Feeding and Care
194(1)
Nutrition and Endurance in Dogs
195(1)
Exercise Physiology and Nutrition in Dogs
195(2)
Stress/Performance Diets
197(1)
Feeding Geriatric Dogs and Cats
198(1)
Labeling Dog and Cat Foods
198(3)
Nutritional Adequacy on Label
199(1)
Label Information
199(1)
Feeding Directions
200(1)
Use of the Term Natural
200(1)
Quality Assurance of Petfoods
200(1)
Nutritional Counseling and Marketing Petfoods
201(1)
Analysis of Commercial Petfoods
201(1)
Common Problems and Errors in Feeding Dogs and Cats
202(1)
Nutrition and Disease: Therapeutic Petfoods
203(3)
Role of Dietary Functional Fiber in Petfoods
206(1)
Mycotoxin Concerns in Petfoods
206(1)
Xenobiotic Concerns in Petfoods
207(1)
Petfood Additives
207(1)
Antioxidants
207(1)
Why Coloring Materials Are Added to Petfoods
207(1)
Nutraceuticals/Herbs/Botanicals
208(2)
Creatine Monohydrate
208(1)
Methylsulfonylmethane
209(1)
Glucosamine
209(1)
Omega-3 Fatty Acids
209(1)
Probiotics
209(1)
Prebiotics
209(1)
Ethoxyquin
210(1)
Propylene Glycol
210(1)
Yucca Schidigera
210(1)
Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)
210(1)
Summary
211(1)
References
211(1)
Reproductive Biology of Dogs and Cats
212(21)
Introduction/Overview
213(1)
Myths and Considerations Regarding Breeding of Dogs and Cats
213(1)
Canine Reproduction
214(14)
Reproductive Anatomy of the Bitch
214(1)
Physiology of Reproduction in Bitches
215(1)
Canine Male Reproductive Anatomy
216(1)
Reproductive Endocrinology of Male Dogs
217(1)
Breeding Management of Dogs
217(3)
Artificial Insemination
220(1)
Pregnancy
221(3)
Parturition
224(2)
Common Reproductive Problems of Dogs
226(2)
Feline Reproduction
228(3)
Reproductive Anatomy of the Queen
228(1)
Physiology of Reproduction in Queens
228(1)
Feline Male Reproductive Anatomy and Physiology
229(1)
Breeding Management of Cats
230(1)
Artificial Insemination
230(1)
Pregnancy
230(1)
Parturition
230(1)
Care of the Postparturient Queen
230(1)
Care of the Newborn Kittens
231(1)
Prevention of Estrous Cycles
231(1)
Sterilization of Males
231(1)
Summary
232(1)
References
232(1)
Anatomy and Physiology of Cats and Dogs
233(22)
Introduction/Overview
234(1)
External Body Parts
234(1)
The Integumentary System
234(3)
The Skeletal System
237(3)
The Muscular System
240(1)
The Circulatory System
241(3)
The Lymphatic System
244(1)
Tonsils
244(1)
Thymus
244(1)
Spleen
244(1)
Lymph Nodes
244(1)
Lymphatic Vessels
245(1)
Lymphocytes
245(1)
The Respiratory System
245(2)
The Nervous System
247(1)
The Urinary System
248(1)
Organs of Special Senses
249(3)
Ocular Anatomy and Physiology
249(1)
Anatomy and Physiology of the Ear
250(1)
Olfaction
251(1)
Taste
251(1)
Touch
252(1)
The Endocrine System
252(2)
Hypothalamus and Pituitary Gland
252(1)
Thyroid Gland
252(2)
Parathyroid Glands
254(1)
Adrenal Glands
254(1)
Pancreas
254(1)
Ovaries and Testes
254(1)
Summary
254(1)
References
254(1)
Care, Management, and Training of Dogs and Cats
255(21)
Introduction/Overview
256(1)
Responsible Dog and Cat Owners/Neighbors
256(1)
Attending the Young Puppy
257(2)
Dewclaw Removal
257(1)
Puppy Socialization (3 to 16 Weeks)
258(1)
Weaned Puppy to a New Home
258(1)
Growth-Maturing Period
259(1)
Sexual Maturity of Dogs
259(1)
Feeding Dogs and Cats
259(1)
Other Aspects of Care and Management of Dogs and Cats
259(5)
Housing
259(1)
Exercise and Attention
260(1)
Equipment and Related Items
261(1)
Grooming Supplies and Tools for Dogs and Cats
262(1)
Health Care
262(1)
Dental Care of Dogs and Cats
262(1)
Identification
263(1)
Dog Discipline and Training
264(7)
Rewards and Punishment
264(1)
Teaching Old Dogs New Tricks
265(1)
Leash Training
265(1)
Clicker Training
265(1)
Professional Obedience Training for Dogs
265(4)
Training Dogs for Special Purposes
269(1)
House Training Cats and Dogs
270(1)
Attending to Kittens/Cats
271(3)
Weaned Kitten to a New Home
271(1)
Indoor versus Outdoor Cats
271(1)
Your Residence and Your Cat
272(1)
Plants and Your Cat
272(1)
Training Cats
272(1)
On Neutering Cats
272(1)
Other Cat Management Tidbits
273(1)
Humane Handling, Care, and Treatment of Dogs and Cats
274(1)
Additional Considerations
274(1)
Summary
275(1)
References
275(1)
Fitting, Grooming, and Showing
276(23)
Introduction/Overview
277(1)
Fitting Dogs and Cats
277(1)
Grooming Cats and Dogs
278(6)
Cat Grooming
278(2)
Dog Grooming
280(4)
Showing Dogs and Cats
284(13)
Cat Shows and Showing
284(1)
Three Cs of Showing/Judging
285(1)
Titles Awarded to Cats
286(1)
Dog Shows and Showing
286(1)
Judging Conformation Dog Shows
286(7)
Performance Showing
293(4)
Summary
297(1)
References
298(1)
About the Author
298(1)
Companion Animal Health
299(39)
Introduction/Overview
300(1)
Infectious Diseases of Dogs and Cats
301(8)
Bacterial Diseases
301(3)
Helminth Infections
304(1)
Rickettsial Infections
304(1)
Mycoplasma Infections
305(1)
Fungal Infections
305(1)
Viral Diseases
306(3)
Zoonoses and Public Health Aspects
309(4)
Noninfectious Disorders of Dogs and Cats
313(10)
Degenerative and Development Disorders
313(2)
Anomalies and Allergic Disorders
315(1)
Metabolic and Miscellaneous Diseases
316(2)
Nutritional and Neoplastic Disorders
318(2)
Infectious, Inflammatory, and Immune-Mediated Disorders
320(1)
Toxins and Trauma
321(2)
Preventive Medicine
323(1)
Sanitation/Cleanliness
323(1)
Vaccinations of Dogs and Cats
324(5)
Types of Immunity
324(1)
Types of Vaccines for Dogs and Cats
325(1)
Recommended Vaccinations for Dogs
326(1)
Recommended Vaccinations for Cats
326(2)
Adverse Reactions to Vaccines
328(1)
Vaccination Failure
328(1)
Animal Emergencies
329(5)
Recognizing an Emergency
329(1)
Moving an Injured Animal
329(1)
Performing CPR
329(2)
Shock
331(1)
Bleeding
331(1)
Choking
331(1)
Heatstroke
331(1)
Burns
332(1)
Fractures
332(1)
Insect Stings and Spider Bites
332(1)
Snake Bites
333(1)
Poisoning
333(1)
Health Records
333(1)
Pet Health Insurance
334(1)
Geriatric Care of Dogs and Cats
335(1)
Euthanasia
335(1)
Bereavement
336(1)
Care of Remains
336(1)
Summary
336(1)
References
337(1)
Parasites and Pests of Companion Animals
338(32)
Introduction/Overview
339(1)
Phylum Arthropoda
339(13)
Insects
339(6)
Arachnids (Mites, Ticks, Scorpions, Spiders)
345(7)
Phylum Nematoda
352(9)
Order Rhabditida
352(2)
Order Strongylida
354(1)
Order Ascaridida
355(1)
Order Oxyurida
356(1)
Order Spirurida
356(3)
Order Enoplida
359(2)
Phylum Platyhelminthes (Flatworms)
361(4)
Class Trematoda (Flukes)
361(1)
Class Cestoda (Tapeworms)
362(3)
Kingdom Protista (Protozoa)
365(4)
Phylum Sarcomastigophora
365(1)
Phylum Ciliophora
366(1)
Phylum Apicomplexa
367(2)
Summary
369(1)
References
369(1)
Common Diagnostic and Therapeutic Procedures and Terms
370(34)
Introduction/Overview
371(1)
History as a Diagnostic Tool
372(1)
The Physical Examination as a Diagnostic Tool
373(3)
Blood Collection for Diagnostic Tests
376(4)
Hematology as a Diagnostic Tool
378(1)
Serum Tests and the Health of Dogs and Cats
378(2)
Urine Sample Collection and Urinalysis
380(1)
Fecal Collection and Analyses
381(1)
Fecal Examinations for Parasites
381(1)
Skin Scrapings as a Diagnostic Tool
382(1)
Impression Smears (Cytology) as a Diagnostic Tool
383(1)
Fine Needle Aspirates as a Diagnostic Tool
384(1)
Transtracheal Wash
384(1)
Cultures as Diagnostic Tests
384(1)
Radiographic Imaging as a Diagnostic Tool
385(3)
Radiography
385(1)
Characteristics of Radiation
386(1)
Radiation Safety
386(1)
Producing X-rays
387(1)
Recording X-ray Images
387(1)
Radiograph Interpretation
388(1)
Ultrasonography as a Diagnostic Tool
388(2)
Producing the Sonogram
389(1)
Sonogram Interpretation
390(1)
Nuclear Scintigraphy as a Diagnostic Tool
390(2)
Producing the Image
392(1)
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
392(1)
Producing the Image
392(1)
Computed Tomography (CT)
392(1)
Producing the Image
392(1)
Endoscopy as a Diagnostic Technique
393(3)
Electrodiagnostics
396(2)
Electrocardiography
396(2)
Anesthesia
398(3)
Preanesthetic Agents
398(1)
Induction Agents
399(1)
Inhalation Anesthesia
399(1)
Equipment Needed for Anesthesia
399(1)
Monitoring of Anesthesia
400(1)
Lasers
401(1)
Dental Examination and Care
401(1)
Summary
402(1)
References
403(1)
About the Author
403(1)
Pet Sitting, Pet Motels, and Other Boarding Arrangements
404(9)
Introduction/Overview
405(1)
Pet Sitters
405(2)
Selecting a Pet Sitter
405(1)
Final Preparations before Leaving Pets to the Care of a Pet Sitter
406(1)
Resources for Those Wanting to Start Pet Sitting Businesses
406(1)
Insurance and Bonding
407(1)
Pet Motels and Other Pet Boarding Facilities
407(2)
Special Considerations for Boarding Cats
409(1)
Preparing Pets for Boarding
410(1)
Cat/Dog Day Care Centers and Camps
411(1)
Starting a Day Care/Boarding Kennel or Cattery
411(1)
Summary
412(1)
References
412(1)
Kennel/Cattery Design and Management
413(11)
Introduction/Overview
414(1)
Early Considerations and Actions
414(1)
Kennel/Cattery Design
414(3)
Sanitation
417(1)
Heating, Cooling, Lighting, and Ventilation
418(1)
Feeding, Pest Control, and Socialization
418(1)
Ancillary Services
419(2)
Certification of Boarding Kennels and Catteries
421(1)
American Boarding Kennels Association (ABKA) Voluntary Facilities Accreditation (VFA) Program
421(1)
Cattery Certification Programs
421(1)
Employees
422(1)
Legal Considerations and Insurance
422(1)
Summary
423(1)
References
423(1)
Business/Financial Aspects of the Companion Animal Enterprise
424(14)
Introduction/Overview
425(1)
Good Business Practices---Code of Standards, Ethics, and Values
425(1)
Comprehensive Planning and Development of Strategies
425(1)
Determining Business Feasibility
426(1)
Researching the Market and Analyzing the Competition
426(1)
The Economics of Ownership: Buying, Building, or Expanding
427(1)
Choosing a Business Name
427(1)
Preparing a Business Plan
427(4)
Building a Successful Veterinary Practice
431(1)
Evaluating Risks and Insurance Alternatives
432(3)
Pet Health Insurance
434(1)
Legal Aspects of Animal Companionship
434(1)
Veterinary and Service Professionals
435(1)
Records/Accounting
435(1)
Laws and Regulations
436(1)
Summary
436(1)
References
437(1)
Companion Animal Behavior and Social Structure
438(20)
Introduction/Overview
439(1)
Socialization and Other Social Aspects of Domestic Dogs and Cats
440(3)
Social Structure in the Wild
443(1)
Communicative Behavior
443(4)
Visual Communication (Postural)
444(1)
Vocal Communication (Auditory)
445(1)
Olfactory Communication
446(1)
Ingestive Behavior
447(2)
Eating
448(1)
Elimination Behavior
449(1)
Orientation (Navigation or Homing) Behavior
450(1)
Agonistic (Fighting or Aggressive) Behavior
450(1)
Sexual Behavior
451(1)
Learning and Principles of Behavioral Modification
451(1)
Approaches to Behavioral Problems
452(2)
Identify the Problem
453(1)
Determine History of the Problem
453(1)
Evaluate the Problem
453(1)
Recommend Treatment Alternatives and Strategies
453(1)
Educate the Owner
453(1)
Common Behavioral Problems
454(1)
Selected Other Feline Behavioral Tidbits of Interest
455(1)
Dog Temperaments and Trainability
455(1)
Summary
456(1)
References
456(2)
Therapeutic and Service Uses of Companion Animals
458(15)
Introduction/Overview
459(1)
Human---Companion Animal Bond
459(1)
Service Dogs and Cats
459(4)
Guide Dogs
460(1)
Hearing Assistance Dogs
460(1)
Mobility Assistance Dogs
461(1)
Medical Alert Dogs
461(1)
Psychiatric Service Dogs
462(1)
Minimal Protection Service Dogs
462(1)
Cats
462(1)
Animal--Assisted Therapy
463(1)
Pet-Oriented Child Psychotherapy
464(1)
Police Dogs
465(2)
Tracking Police Dogs
465(1)
Search and Rescue Police Dogs
466(1)
Patrol and Tracking Police Dogs
466(1)
Narcotics Detection Dogs
466(1)
Cadaver Detection Dogs
467(1)
Explosive Detection Dogs
467(1)
USDA Beagle Brigade
467(2)
Search and Rescue Dogs
469(1)
Personal Protection Dogs
470(1)
Premise Security Dogs
470(1)
Summary
471(1)
References
472(1)
Web Sites
472(1)
Animals in Biomedical Research
473(19)
Introduction/Overview
474(1)
Animal Models for Human Research
475(2)
Preferred Animal Models
476(1)
Ensuring Experimental Control in Animal Research
477(1)
Experimental Categories Supported by Companion Animals
478(1)
Use of Animals in Biomedical Research
479(2)
Animal Welfare and Animal Rights Debates and Challenges
481(4)
Validity and Conduct of Animal Research
482(2)
Advancing Behavioral Research
484(1)
Unexpected Dividends of Research
485(1)
Alternatives to Using Animals in Research and Testing
485(1)
Geriatric Medical Challenge
486(1)
Legislation and Regulatory Activities Affecting the Use of Animals in Research
486(3)
Animal Care Laws
486(1)
Laboratory Animal Welfare Act (AWA) of 1966
487(1)
The Good Laboratory Practices Act of 1978
488(1)
The Health Research Extension Act of 1985
488(1)
National Institutes of Health Revitalization Act of 1992
488(1)
The Animal Enterprise Protection Act of 1992
489(1)
Pound Laws
489(1)
Summary and Coda
489(1)
References
490(1)
Web Sites
491(1)
Career Opportunities Associated with Companion Animals
492(18)
Introduction/Overview
493(1)
Veterinary Medicine
493(3)
Caring Professionals
494(1)
Protecting the Health of Animals and Society
494(2)
Colleges of Veterinary Medicine and Veterinary Specialties
496(1)
Postgraduate Veterinary Education
497(1)
Careers as Veterinary Technicians and Veterinary Technologists
497(4)
Specific Career Opportunities
498(3)
Bioterrorism-Related Employment Opportunities
501(3)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
502(1)
United States Department of Agriculture
503(1)
Foreign Animal Disease (FAD) Surveillance
503(1)
Additional Career Opportunities Related to Companion Animals
504(4)
Summary
508(1)
References
508(1)
Web Sites
509(1)
Managing Unwanted Companion Animals
510(10)
Introduction/Overview
511(1)
Unwanted Companion Animals
511(1)
Responsible Ownership of Companion Animals
511(1)
Reasons Companion Animals Become Homeless
512(1)
Problems and Hazards Associated with Unwanted/Free-Roaming Dogs and Cats
513(2)
Dog and Cat Attacks and Bites
513(1)
Potential Health Hazards Associated with Stray/Feral Dogs and Cats
514(1)
The Overpopulation of Feral Cats
514(1)
The Counterbalancing Effects of Cat and Bird Populations
514(1)
Impact of Released Pets on Biological Niches
515(1)
Controlling Companion Animal Populations
515(3)
Public Education
515(1)
Governmental Companion Animal Control
516(1)
Animal Shelters
516(1)
Animal Adoption Programs
516(1)
Animal Rescue Organizations
517(1)
Sterilization/Pregnancy-Prevention Procedures
518(1)
Euthanasia
518(1)
Summary
518(1)
References
519(1)
Web Sites
519(1)
Trends/Future of Companion Animals and Related Functions
520(15)
Introduction/Overview
521(1)
Research and Education to Facilitate Further Advancements
522(1)
Types of Research
522(1)
Biology and Genetic Engineering
523(1)
Biotechnology in the Pet Industry
523(1)
Biotechnology and Forensics
523(1)
Cloning and Biogenetics
523(3)
Cloning a Cat
524(1)
Cloning a Horse
525(1)
Therapeutic Cloning
526(1)
Education Component of the Human--Companion Animal Equation
526(2)
Trends Related to the Companion Animal Enterprise
528(3)
Trends in Consumer Preferences
528(1)
Nutrition-Related Trends/Studies/Developments
529(1)
Pet Health-Related Considerations
530(1)
Pet Industry Sales of New Products
530(1)
Expanding the Number of Companion Animals in Developing Countries
531(1)
Future of Companion Animals and Related Enterprises
531(1)
Global Challenges and Opportunities for Expanding the Companion Animal Enterprise
531(1)
Areas Related to Companion Animals Needing Additional Research
532(1)
Companion Animal Nutrition Research Needed
532(1)
Animal Health--Related Research Needed
532(1)
Summary
533(1)
References
534(1)
Web Sites
534(1)
Appendix A 535(3)
Appendix B 538(3)
Appendix C 541(2)
Glossary 543(52)
Index 595(1)


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