The Welfare of Dogs

The Welfare of Dogs

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This book is one of a series of textbooks on the Welfare of Animals. This book discusses the welfare of dogs used for many different purposes. The book has an international perspective on the welfare of dogs in developed and under-developed countries. The welfare of laboratory dogs which is of concern to many people is discussed, as is the welfare of animals held in shelters waiting for re-homing or euthanasia. The book successfully combines an appreciation of how the health and nutrition of dogs has improved with an understanding of the social difficulties dogs experience. The booka€™s outlook on the subject of dog welfare is positive.African wild dogs feed almost exclusively on mammalian prey that they have killed themselves and rarely scavenge, probably to avoid ... preying on a range of ungulates but also consuming birds, lizards, insects and vegetable matter, but rarely carrion (Sheldon, 1992). ... In Europe, coffins may have been used initially to prevent dogs from digging up and eating the dead, and in many societies whereanbsp;...

Title:The Welfare of Dogs
Author:Kevin Stafford
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2007-06-14


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