Starting from Scratch

Starting from Scratch
How to Correct Behavior Problems in Your Adult Cat
By Pam Johnson-Bennett
Certified Animal Behavior Consultant Pam Johnson-Bennett, author of Think Like a Cat, is back to help readers bring out their pet's inner pussycat regardless of the cat's age. Geared specifically for owners of adult cats, be they recently adopted or long time family pets, this book illustrates how it's never too late to correct behavior problems. With her trademark wit and common sense, Pam covers every aspect of a cat's lifestyle, behavior, and environment and gives cat owners specific techniques to help seemingly set-in-their-ways cats change for the better. Authoritative and entertaining, Starting from Scratch is the next best thing to a house call from the world's top feline behaviorist.

Pathologic Basis of Veterinary Disease

Pathologic Basis of Veterinary Disease
By James F. Zachary, M. Donald McGavin
5th Edition
With over 2,000 full-color illustrations, Pathologic Basis of Veterinary Disease, 5th Edition provides complete coverage of both general pathology and pathology of organ systems in one convenient resource. In-depth explanations cover the responses of cells, tissues, and organs to injury and infection. Expert researchers James F. Zachary and M. Donald McGavin keep you up to date with the latest advances in cellular and molecular pathology plus expanded coverage of genetics and disease, incorporating the newest insights into the study of disease mechanisms, genesis, and progression. Already the leading reference for pathology, this edition also includes an enhanced website with images of less common diseases and and guidelines for performing a complete, systematic necropsy.
  • Each chapter is consistently organized, presenting information on structure, function, portals of entry, defense mechanisms, responses to injury, and diseases organized by species.
  • Full-color illustrations, schematics, flow charts, and diagrammatic representations of disease processes make it easier to understand difficult concepts.
  • Discussions of pathologic processes and individual disorders are integrated with the latest established information available.
  • Clear, up-to-date explanations of disease mechanisms describe the cell, tissue, and organ response to injury and infection.
  • Over 20 recognized experts deliver the most relevant information, whether you're a practitioner, student, or preparing for the American College of Veterinary Pathology board examination.

  • Updated content on cellular and organ system pathology provides the latest on the science of inflammation, cellular injury, molecular carcinogenesis, and pathogenesis.
  • NEW topics include the genetic basis of disease, the monocyte-macrophage system, diseases of the ear, and disorders of ligaments and joints and of the peritoneum.
  • NEW coverage of World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) reportable diseases ("foreign animal diseases") adds information on microorganisms that have catastrophic impact on livestock health and production.
  • NEW Mechanisms of Microbial Infections chapter adds in-depth coverage of the means by which microbes encounter, colonize, and cause disease in animals in a chronological sequence of events.
  • NEW and updated flow charts, schematic illustrations, and diagrams of disease processes summarize important information and clarify complex concepts.
  • An enhanced companion website includes all the images from the book, plus additional images and schematic illustrations of common diseases; guidelines for performing a complete, systematic necropsy and appropriate sample acquisition for selected organ systems; and a glossary of terms to accompany selected organ systems.
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Manual of Clinical Behavioral Medicine for Dogs and Cats

Manual of Clinical Behavioral Medicine for Dogs and Cats
By Karen Overall
1st Edition
Covering proven techniques of behavior modification, Manual of Clinical Behavioral Medicine for Dogs and Cats provides a practical approach to the treatment and prevention of common canine and feline behavior problems. More than simple obedience training, this book describes both normal and undesirable behaviors and offers solutions for common small animal difficulties including digging, barking, biting, anxiety, and marking. It also discusses the role of pharmacology in behavior modification. Written by well-known veterinary behavior specialist Dr. Karen Overall, this reliable reference includes a DVD video that shows humane behavioral care and explains how dogs communicate with and learn from humans.
  • World-renowned author Dr. Karen Overall is a leading veterinary behavior specialist and a founding member of the board of clinical specialists, a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Behavior, certified by the Animal Behavior Society as an Applied Animal Behaviorist, and one of The Bark magazine's 100 most influential people in the dog world.
  • Companion DVD includes a 30-minute video of the author demonstrating techniques for correcting and preventing canine behavior problems, and provides handouts to assist the pet owner with behavioral modification techniques.
  • Supplemental material includes 45 client handouts, 12 informed consent forms, and 5 questionnaires that help you zero in on the pet's behavior.
  • Hundreds of images illustrate important techniques and key concepts.
  • Tables and boxes summarize key assessment information, behavioral cues, and pharmacologic management.

Piermattei's Atlas of Surgical Approaches to the Bones and Joints of the Dog and Cat

Piermattei's Atlas of Surgical Approaches to the Bones and Joints of the Dog and Cat
By Kenneth A. Johnson
5th Edition
This expertly illustrated atlas has been the go-to reference in veterinary orthopedic surgery for nearly 50 years and remains the premier resource for small animal surgical procedures. As in prior editions, Piermattei's Atlas of Surgical Approaches to the Bones and Joints of the Dog and Cat, 5th Edition is teeming with highly detailed drawings that illustrate a wide range of surgical approaches. This edition also features six all new surgical approaches and three approaches which have been expanded to illustrate the modifications required when performing orthopedic surgery on the cat. In addition to updated images throughout, fifty-five brand new illustrations accompany the new surgical approaches. As many will attest, Piermattei's Atlas is an invaluable reference that no small animal surgeon should be without.
  • Step-by-step procedures walk you through proper positioning, anatomic landmarks, potential dangers, and increasing exposure.
  • Primary indications listed for each surgical approach help you quickly determine which approach is most appropriate for a particular surgery.
  • Consistent format features text on the left side and illustration plates on the right, for quick access to key information.
  • High-quality drawings created by an expert medical artist provide exceptional clarity, realism, and detail.
  • Cross-references throughout the text make it easy to compare surgical approaches for the same body area.
  • Full pages dedicated to each plate allow you to more easily view anatomical parts and approaches.
  • NEW! Six all-new approaches to surgical procedures have been added to the text. They include:

      • Approach to the Lumbosacral Intervertebral Disk and Foramen Through a Lateral Transilial Osteotomy
      • Approach to the Medial Region of the Shoulder Joint
      • Minimally Invasive Approach to the Shaft of the Humerus
      • Approach to the Lateral Aspect of the Hemipelvis
      • Minimally Invasive Approach to the Shaft of the Femur
      • Minimally Invasive Approach to the Shaft of the Tibia
  • NEW! Expanded coverage of modifications required when performing orthopedic surgery on the cat include:

      • Approach to the Lateral Aspect of the Humeral Condyle and Epicondyle in the Cat
      • Approach to the Craniodorsal Aspect of the Hip Joint Through a Craniolateral Incision in the Cat
      • Approach to the Shaft of the Femur in the Cat
  • NEW! Updated images provide a better picture of various surgical approaches.

The Complete Cat Breed Book

The Complete Cat Breed Book
By DK Publishing
2013 Edition
Combining cat breeds, behavior, and training tips in one easy volume, The Complete Cat Breed Book is an essential reference to the basics of choosing and looking after a cat.
Packed with practical advice on cat maintenance, from handling and grooming to nutrition, exercise, and health, current and prospective cat owners will discover the best cat breed for their lifestyle. Including charts and a photographed catalog of more than fifty cat breeds, each profile outlining the breed's history, appearance, and temperament, as well as coat color variations and breed-specific facts, this is the perfect guide for anyone wanting to raise and nurture a contented cat.