Feline Behavior, 2e
|Rating||:||4.90 (701 Votes)|
|Number of Pages||:||360 Pages|
Beaver has given more than 250 presentations, authored more than 175 articles and 9 books on animal welfare and behavior. Beaver also co-authored Efficient Livestock Handling: The Practical Application of Animal Welfare and Behavioral Science (2015) and was a section editor for the highly respected Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior (which won the PROSE Award and CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title), both published by Elsevier/Academic Press. About the Author Professor, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary MedicineTexas A&M University, College Station, TX, USARecognized internationally,
She has been president of the American Veterinary Society for Animal Behavior, American College of Veterinary Behaviorists, American College of Animal Welfare, and American Veterinary Medical Association and served on special advisory committees for USDHEW, National Research Council, PEW National Veterinary Education Program, and ILAR. . Honors include Distinguished Practitioner-National Academies of Practice, AVMA Animal Welfare Award, Friskies PetCare Award, Bustad Companion Ani
Pseudoscience There are plenty of problems with this book and it certainly deserves no more than one star!One big problem is that it contains a lot of old pseudoscience. Instead of building on modern research about feline behavior problems, the author builds on books and articles from 1960-1970. And I am sorry to say, but not on the good books and articles from that time. Freudian theory is not the way to explain behavior problems of cats! The author talks about nyphomaniac cats, and cats that have been stroked so much by their owners that they have become neurotic, and so on. There are a number of diagnoses in this book that you will have a very hard t. Omega Man said Useful for the layperson working with a large number of cats. About me: I'm not a vet, but I have a technical background and I'm essentially a volunteer "feline occupational therapist" and "used cat salesman" for a relatively large local shelter. In other words, a few hours a week I interact with shelter cats to reduce their stress level (so they are less likely to become immunocompromised) and keep them socialized. I also log behavioral observations for the professional staff behaviorists, and try to help potential adopters find the sort of feline friend that they're looking for.About the book: This is a scientific research monograph for vets and not a simplified "10 tips for what to do if your cat . Do not buy this book -- info is already in every other cat behavior book Kristen Precht I came to this book wanting veterinarian-type insights into the fascinating behavior of my cats. I was beyond the average books, and wanted more! Although this book has lots of fancy words, the actual information is not anywhere near insightful. In fact I knew most of the information from another behavior book I had read. The research is horribly out of date, and who knows what exciting new findings have come up in the past 20 years -- certainly not Dr. Beaver. I am a researcher and writer myself in another area, and this is just unforgivable.
Discussions focus on the changing role of a cat's behavior for humans, as well as new treatments that arise as more is understood about cat behavior.Chapters are written in a clear, concise manner, making it easy for the reader to fully comprehend the different behavior patterns in cats, including:Neurologic and sensory behaviorCommunicative behaviorSocial behaviorSexual behaviorIngestive hehaviorEliminative behaviorLocomotive behaviorGrooming behaviorA new section has been added to Introduction to Feline Behavior (Chapter 1), entitled Introduction to Drug and Behavior Therapy.An additional appendix, Feline Behavior Drug Formulary, has been added.. This book covers all common behavior problems pertaining to the cat, including the history of feline development to social and communicative behavior. An excellent resource for both professionals and pet owners alike, it features a clear format and easily accessible information