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THE CAT, 2nd Edition. Clinical Medicine and Management

ISBN: 9780323496872
ISBN: 9780323496872
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Comprehensive in scope and exclusively devoted to feline medical care, Dr. Susan Little’s The Cat: Clinical Medicine and Management, 2nd Edition, is an essential resource for providing complete, state-of-the-art care to cats. Authoritative, clinically focused information is enhanced by full-color images, tables, boxes, algorithms, key points, and more — all in an easy-to-understand, quick-reference format. Dr. Little and her expert contributors address the unique concerns and challenges facing any practitioner providing care for cats, including the latest advances in feline medical diagnosis and management and the clinical applications to everyday practice. An eBook version, included with print purchase, provides access to all the text, figures, and references, with the ability to search, customize content, make notes and highlights, and have content read aloud. The eBook also offers convenient video lessons and client handouts.
New to this edition
  • NEW! eBook version, included with print purchase, provides access to all the text, figures, and references, with the ability to search, customize content, make notes and highlights, and have content read aloud. The eBook also offers convenient client handouts.
  • NEW! Assimilates the fear-free approach to providing care for cats in veterinary practice.
  • NEW! Incorporates techniques used to create a “cat-friendly” practice — a growing trend popular with feline and mixed practice veterinarians, and one that can increase the practice’s revenue.
  • NEW! Includes icons throughout that direct to related client handouts or videos available in the eBook version included with print purchase.
Key Features
  • Covers the latest advances in feline medicine from a systemic and adjunctive care perspective, making it the most comprehensive feline medical reference available with a strong clinical focus.
  • Addresses key topics unique to feline medicine and not currently covered in other books, including: insights and clinical advances attributable to the mapping of the feline genome; medical conditions associated with behavioral problems; managing the feline patient with co-existing and chronic diseases; special medical problems and care considerations for the geriatric cat; environmental enrichment for the indoor cat; feline zoonotic agents and implications for human health; and humane solutions for shelter medicine and overpopulation challenges.
  • Helps meet the increasing demand for state-of-the-art medical care by cat owners, including advanced diagnostic services and treatments designed to extend and improve quality of life for feline companions.
  • Features a full-color design with hundreds of schematic drawings, tables, boxes, key points, algorithms, and photographs for quick and easy access to information.
  • Provides in-depth information on indoor cats and senior cats, including timely guidance on meeting owners’ expectations for longer, healthier lives for their cats.
  • Addresses the challenges of cat overpopulation, particularly humane approaches to improve quality of life for millions of feral and community cats and minimize their impact on public health and endangered species of animals.
  • Presents information written in the manner of expanded conference proceedings, delivering the latest insights and most current approaches to management of feline medical disorders.
  • Includes contributions from approximately 80 contributors, including many from outside the US, to provide a global perspective and valuable expertise from those most knowledgeable in the field of feline medical care.


Section 1: Fundamentals of Feline Practice
1. Understanding the Cat and Feline-Friendly Handling
2. The Cat-Friendly Practice
3. Deciphering the Cat: The Medical History and Physical Examination
4. Guidelines and Precautions for Drug Therapy in Cats
5. Fluid Therapy
6. Assessment and Management of Pain
7. Principles of Anesthesia
8. Preventive Health Care for Cats
9. Clinical Pathology
10. Essential Emergency and Critical Care Techniques
11. Chronic Disease Management
Section 2: Feline Behavior
12. Kitten Development
13. Normal Behavior of Cats
14. Kitten Socialization and Training Classes
15. Behavioral History Taking
16. Behavior Problems
17. Behavioral Therapeutics
Section 3: Feline Nutrition
18. The Unique Nutritional Requirements of the Cat: A Strict Carnivore
19. Nutrition for the Normal Cat
20. Nutritional Disorders
21. Nutritional Management of Diseases
22. Current Controversies in Feline Nutrition
Section 4: Feline Internal Medicine
23. Cardiovascular Diseases
24. Dental and Oral Diseases
25. Dermatology
26. Digestive System, Liver, and Abdominal Cavity
27. Endocrinology
28. Hematology and Immunology
29. Musculoskeletal Diseases
30. Neurology
31. Oncology
32. Ophthalmology
33. Respiratory and Thoracic Medicine
34. Toxicology
35. Urinary Tract Disorders
36. Concurrent Disease Management
Section 5: Infectious Diseases and Zoonoses
37. Fungal Diseases
38. Selected Vector-Borne Diseases
39. Viral Diseases
40. Bacterial Infections
41. Molecular Assays Used for the Diagnosis of Feline Infectious Diseases
42. Feline Zoonotic Diseases and Prevention of Transmission
Section 6: Life Stage Health Care
43. Control of Reproduction
44. Male Cats: Normal Reproduction, Reproductive Diseases and Conditions
45. Female Cats: Normal Reproduction, and Reproductive Diseases and Conditions
46. Pediatrics
47. Managing the Senior Cat
Section 7: Population Medicine
48. Care and Control of Community Cats
49. Population Wellness: Keeping Cats Physically and Behaviorally Healthy
50. A Short Natural History of the Cat and Its Relationship with Humans
51. The Feline Genome and Clinical Implications
52. Genetics of Feline Diseases and Traits