Companion Animals Their Biology, Care, Health, and Management

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-06-13
  • Publisher: Pearson

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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 creatureswith 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.

Author Biography

Dr. Karen Campbell earned animal science and veterinary medicine degrees with highest honors from the University of Missouri; studied veterinary internal medicine, surgery, and clinical pathology at Auburn University and The University of Georgia; and is board-certified in both veterinary internal medicine and in dermatology. She has served on the University of Illinois Veterinary Medicine faculty since 1983. Her research in dermatology resulted in the publication of more than one hundred scientific papers and twenty-three book chapters, and numerous lectures both domestically and globally. She has authored and co-authored six textbooks and served in various offices, including president of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology. She enjoys having a variety of companion animals as pets, including horses.


Dr. John Campbell earned three degrees from the University of Missouri-Columbia (UMC), where he taught and researched for twenty years before serving as Dean of Agriculture at the University of Illinois, and as president of Oklahoma State University. He has co-authored an introductory animal science textbook (four editions) and has authored and co-authored six other books on agriculture, animal science, and higher education. During the past decade, he has consulted for the World Bank (India), the U.S. Agency for International Development (Egypt), and the Higher Learning Commission/North Central Accreditation (Chicago), and has taught Land-Grant College Legacy at UMC. His honors include two national awards for teaching excellence and an honorary doctorate of science from UMC.

Table of Contents

Companion Animals
Companion Animal Industry
Dog/Cat Breeds and Their Characteristics
Choosing a Dog or Cat
Companion Birds
Companion Reptiles and Amphibians
Companion Rodents, Ferrets, and Lagomorphs
Companion Horses
Feeding and Nutrition of Cats and Dogs
Anatomy and Physiology of Cats and Dogs
Reproductive Biology of Dogs and Cats
Companion Animal Behavior and Social Structure
Care, Management, and Training of Dogs and Cats
Fitting, Grooming, and Showing Cats and Dogs
Companion Animal Health
Companion Animal Geriatrics
Parasites and Pests of Companion Animals
Common Diagnostic and Therapeutic Procedures and Terms
Records and Case Histories
Career Opportunities Associated with Companion Animals
Business/Financial Aspects of the Companion Animal Enterprise
Kennel/Cattery Design and Management
Pet Sitting, Pet Motels, and Other Boarding Arrangements
Therapeutic and Service Uses of Companion Animals
Animals in Biomedical Research
Managing Unwanted Companion Animals
Trends/Future of Companion Animals and Related Functions
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