• Comprehensive in scope and exclusively devoted to feline medical care, Dr. Susan Little's The Cat: Clinical Medicine and Management is an essential resource for anyone who provides complete, state-of-the-art care to cats. In one convenient volume, you'll find authoritative, clinically-focused information enhanced by full-color illustrations, tables, boxes, algorithms, key points, and much more — all in a format designed for quick access. Dr. Little and her expert contributors address the unique concerns and challenges facing the feline practitioner, including the latest advances in feline medical diagnosis and management and their clinical applications to everyday practice. User-friendly and complete, The Cat is also available as an e-book, giving you easy access to the complete, fully-searchable contents online.

    Key Features

    • Covers the latest advances in feline medicine from a systemic and adjunctive care perspective. It's the most comprehensive feline medical reference available with a strong clinical focus.
    • Helps you 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.
    • 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 disease; 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 shelter medicine and overpopulation solutions.
    • 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 pet overpopulation, particularly the impact of millions of feral cats on public health and the environment.
    • 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 60 contributors, drawing on the valuable expertise of those most knowledgeable in the field of feline medical care.
    • Bears the full endorsement of the Winn Feline Foundation, a non-profit organization that supports studies about cat health and funds feline research projects worldwide, and is internationally regarded as a major contributor to the health and wellbeing of all cats.
    • The complete contents also are available online through Veterinary Consult.
  • 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

  • Susan E. Little, DVM, DABVP (Feline Practice). Bytown Cat Hospital - Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.