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The Cat: Its Points And Management In Health And Disease | by Frank Townend Barton



Several works have already appeared on the "Cat," - most of which deal with it from an exhibition point of view - its management and diseases. Unfortunately, such are often defective, - if not inaccurate; though it is unreasonable to expect the layman to be an expert in matters appertaining to diseases of the Cat. The Author has had extensive experience in all matters concerning the animal, and this is the reason why he has collaborated with the publishers in the preparation of this work...

TitleThe Cat: Its Points And Management In Health And Disease
AuthorFrank Townend Barton
PublisherEverett & Co.
Year1908
Copyright1908, Everett & Co.
AmazonThe Cat: Its Points And Management In Health And Disease

By Frank Townend Barton, M.R.C.V.S, Author Of "Sporting Dogs," "Non-Sporting Dogs," "Toy Dogs," "Every Day Ailments And Accidents To The Dog," "The Retriever," "Our Friend The Horse," "The Practice Of Equine Medicine," "The Stock-Owner's Manual," "Terriers - Their Points And Management," "The Veterinary Manual," "The Groom's Guide," "Breaking And Training Horses," "Horses Their Selection And Purchase," Etc.

The Cat Its Points: And Management In Health And Disease
-Preface
Several works have already appeared on the Cat, - most of which deal with it from an exhibition point of view - its management and diseases. Unfortunately, such are often defective, - if not inaccur...
-Introductory
The cat - along with other quadrupeds, such as the dog, weasel, civet, etc. - belongs to the Carnivora order of digitigrades, and, in company with the hyaena, etc., composes the family known as Felidę...
-Cat Housing, Or The Cattery
UNDER ordinary circumstances the cat takes up its abode in the family circle, sleeping either in or out of doors at night - though it must be confessed that it is an undesirable practice, and to some ...
-Cat Bedding
During the summer no bedding is necessary. For warmth and cleanliness fine oat straw is the best of all, a layer of which should be upon the shelf or sleeping board. Shavings or brake-fern can be sub...
-Cat Washing
If cats are kept clean by regular grooming and in a clean house, they will seldom require washing, but, through circumstances not always under control, it may become necessary to wash a cat, an operat...
-Cat Preparation For Exhibition
An inferior specimen shown in tip-top condition has been known to beat a much superior one shown in bad condition, and any fancier who values the reputation of his exhibit should make it a rule never ...
-Cat Transit By Rail
No matter whether sending your cat for exhibition, service, or sale, it is your duty to see that it occupies a suitable hamper, or travelling-box, with secure fastenings, as cats occasionally make the...
-Disinfectants for Cats And Their Uses
One of the most powerful disinfectants, or rather sterilizers, is boiling water; few, if any, germs can resist the prolonged application of this. Wherever disease has been, wash down with very hot wa...
-Cat Fumigation
This means filling the place with fumes, and allowing these to have a prolonged action upon the walls of the cattery by exclusion of the surrounding atmosphere. Sulphurous acid gas, formalin, and chl...
-Chapter II. Cat Foods And Feeding
It is customary to feed the house-cat in a very irregular manner, and, through negligence, often not at all: hence the reason why one sees so many half-starved cats about. The negligence of the avera...
-Special Feeding Of Sick Cats
When cats have to be fed, artificially, as in many cases of disease, a great deal of trouble and patience has to be exercised, and considerable manipulative dexterity is called for. First of all, the...
-Chapter III. The Varieties - Points. Short-Haired Cats
Introduction - Tortoise-shell - Black - Red or Sandy - White - Cream - Black and White - Blue - The Tabby (Red, Brown, Spotted, Silver) - Dutch-marked. Introduction General conformation of the short...
-Tortoise-Shell
The colour of the Tortoise-shell should be red, black, and yellow or white. The markings constitute the principal features, and unless these are sharply and clearly defined the cat will be handicapped...
-The Black
This whole-coloured variety must be of a raven blackness, though many have a distinct rusty tinge, especially noticeable in direct sunlight. If black cats are exposed to the heat of the sun, they soo...
-The Tabbies
The characteristic features of the Tabbies reside in their markings, or the transverse stripes, though some Tabbies are spotted; but whether striped or spotted, sharpness of markings constitutes the i...
-The Dutch-Marked Cat. (Magpie Markings.)
The markings in this variety are closely allied to those of the Dutch rabbit, but a certain amount of latitude must be allowed, and tact exercised when judging this variety. Let us explain that two f...
-The Siamese
This is an extremely handsome variety of cat, and one of comparatively recent introduction into this country. When the kittens are born they are white, but subsequently change into a deep fawn or dun...
-The Abyssinian
This is a short-haired variety of cat, occasionally seen at the larger shows. In colour it is hare-brown with brownish black tickings. There should be a sharply defined black trace running the length ...
-The Manx
The Manx cat - the origin of which is involved in obscurity - chiefly exists in the Isle of Man, and has been found also in the Crimea and Cornwall. Few specimens are now found. The suppression of th...
-Chapter V. The Long-Haired Cat Varieties - Persians
General Characteristics of the Persians - White Angora -Smoke Persian - Blue Persian - Black Persian -Chinchilla - Tortoise-shell - Tortoise-shell and White - Cream Persian - Orange Persian - Brown Ta...
-The Short-Haired Tabbies
The remarks made under the heading of Short-haired Tabbies are equally applicable to the longhaired varieties, which are divided into Red - Brown - Silver. The Brown Tabby Both the Brown and the S...
-The Chinchilla
The Chinchilla is an exceeding handsome variety, and one that appeals to popular sentiment, and rightly so. The hair differs in colour at its roots and tips, being of a silvery hue at the former and ...
-The White Angora
Although the Angora is sometimes spoken of as distinctive from the Persian, yet it is so closely allied to the latter that any attempt to classify it as a distinctive variety is inadvisable. Therefore...
-Cat Breeding
To any one interested in pedigree cats, breeding operations, if carried out successfully, may become fairly lucrative; but he who expects to attain success, either as breeder or exhibitor, must be pre...
-Period Of Gestation in Cats
This is precisely the same as in the dog, viz. nine weeks; and it is only during the later phases of gestation that a reasonable amount of care need be exercised. When a queen is heavy in kitten, the...
-Rearing Kittens
This constitutes an important part of breeding operations, and the ultimate result will depend upon skilful management during the first few months of life. The more exercise the kittens can be allowed...
-Chapter VII. Ailments Affecting The Air-Passages in Cats
Catarrh - Laryngitis - Distemper - Pleurisy and Pneumonia - Bronchitis - Tuberculosis - Diphtheria. The cat is by no means exempt from the ailments affecting the air-passages, but less so than the ho...
-Catarrh. (Snuffles) In Cats
This is denoted by a watery discharge from the nose and eyes: a snuffling of the nose; perhaps a slight cough, and a want of usual vigour. Treatment Keep in warm house and give warm food. Follow on ...
-Laryngitis (Sore Throat) In Cats
Inflammation of the larnyx - the upper part of the throat - occasionally occurs in cats, and when it does so it causes difficulty of, or, it may be, complete inability to swallow. If the throat is ...
-Distemper In Cats
This malady truly represents the feline scourge, and has its allies in the horse, dog, etc. It may be defined as A Specific, Febrile, Catarrhal Disease, The Germs Of Which Have A Preference For Attac...
-Bronchitis In Cats
Inflammation of the bronchial tubes is one of the commonest accompaniments of distemper, and so long as the disease remains confined to the larger bronchi its significance is comparatively ...
-Tuberculosis In Cats
Consumption in the cat is not an uncommon malady, and generally results through feeding upon the infected viscera of fowls, etc., possibly in some cases through infected milk, especially in the case o...
-Chapter VIII. Diseases And Disorders Of The Digestive Organs in Cats
Vomiting - Diseases of the Teeth - Obstruction in the Throat - Indigestion - Inflammation of the Stomach - Inflammation of the Bowels - Congestion of Liver - Tuberculosis of the Bowels - Poisoning - D...
-Cat Poisoning
As stated, when referring to some of the previous diseases, the scavenging nature of the cat predisposes it to the ingestion of various noxious substances, but beyond this, many human beings seem to h...
-Constipation In Cats
Some cats are very subject to a confined condition of the bowels, if so it is a good plan to feed them on a little liver, twice weekly, preferably raw, and if they can be persuaded to take a little oa...
-Worms In Cats
Cats are liable to be infested with both round and flat worms, and instances have been recorded in which very severe epizootics have prevailed amongst cats, as the result of such infestation. No matt...
-Diarrhoea And Dysentery In Cats
The former is characterized by fluid, or semifluid evacuations, and, in the latter, blood accompanies these evacuations. The former is symptomatic, but the latter not necessarily so, in fact, often pu...
-Congestion of the Liver (Jaundice or Yellows) In Cats
The liver of the cat is subject to several diseases, but there is one of a more purely functional nature; namely congestion, which leads to, as a rule, the development of a symptom known as jaundice o...
-Chapter IX. Some Diseases Of The Nervous System in Cats
Convulsions - Paralysis - Megrims (Vertigo, or Meniere's Disease). Convulsions Both kittens and adult cats - more especially the former - are occasionally subject to fits or convulsions, which vary ...
-Chapter X. Diseases Of The Skin in Cats
Erythema (or Inflamed Skin), Burns, Scalds, etc. - Mange - Eczema (Acute and Chronic) - Ringworm - Herpes and Skin Abrasions. Herpes The term Herpes is sometimes applied to ringworm, but also to ot...
-Eczema In Cats
All sorts of skin complaints have been classified under this title, which, to say the least, is somewhat ambiguous, though one may put it that the cat suffers from both acute and chronic forms of ecze...
-Mange In Cats
This is an ambiguous term, and various forms of skin diseases are included under it; thus we have red mange, blotch, etc., but it is better to reserve the term mange for such skin diseases as are indu...
-Ringworm In Cats
Cats are very liable to this skin trouble, and in these animals it assumes two distinct forms - viz. (a) the circular and (b) the honeycomb. Rats and mice are troubled with ringworm, and constitute a ...
-Erythema, Burns, Scalds In Cats
Under this title the various superficial, inflammatory conditions of the skin are included; in fact, erythema constitutes the preliminary stage of most skin troubles, although the owner may not notice...
-Chapter XI. Diseases And Injuries Of The Ear in Cats
Serous Abscess - Internal Canker of Ear - Eczema of the Ear - Morbid Growths in the Auditory Passage - Accumulation of Waxy Material - Torn Ears - Mange of the Ear. Morbid Growths In The Auditory Pas...
-Serous Abscess Of The Ear in Cats
This is a very common injury, and one that apparently results from a bruise, although the owner may be quite unaware of any such injury. The ear gradually assumes a baggy appearance, due to the accum...
-Internal Canker Of The Ear In Cats
Like the dog, poor pussy is a frequent sufferer from this troublesome complaint, which, if neglected, extends to the delicate internal mechanism of the ear, probably ultimately leading to destruction ...
-Eczema Of The Ear In Cats
The ears are occasionally affected with an eruption, which may either be a constitutional form of eczema or parasitic mange. In most instances the eruption is dry and scurfy, especially around the ma...
-Chapter XII. Diseases Of The Eye in Cats
Ophthalmia - Opacity of the Cornea - Cataract - Glaucoma - Torn Eyelids - Eversion and Inversion of the Eyelids - Eczema round the Margin of the Eyelids. Cataract In this disease the crystalline len...
-Ophthalmia In Cats
Cats are occasionally troubled with this complaint, which originates from a variety of causes, and differs in its signs, course and treatment. In its simplest manifestation Ophthalmia is denoted firs...
-Opacity Of The Cornea In Cats
As already stated, this may follow upon ophthalmia, but it is also the result of external injuries, such as a scratch from a thorn, or a scratch produced by fighting with another cat, although the mem...
-Chapter XIII. Miscellaneous Cat Injuries, Etc
Wounds - Fractures - Sprains - Bruises - Abscesses - Morbid Growths - Dislocations - Ruptures - Spaying - Castration Wounds {Also see Diseases of the Eye and Ear.) The cat is by no means exempt fro...









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