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ANSC 2000 set 4

by: Kaitlyn Elliott

ANSC 2000 set 4 ANSC 2000 - 001

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Companion Animal Management
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Date Created: 08/28/16
ANSC 2000 Notes 3        Selection of Dogs & Cats Key Terms: 1. PAT­ Puppy Aptitude Test which is applied in evaluating prospective pets. 2. OFA­ Orthopedic Foundation for Animals which provides radiography evaluation,  database maintenance, & breeding advice to reduce hip dysplasia 3. CERF­ Canine Eye Registration Foundation white helps reduce incidence of hereditary  eye disease & issue certificate to owner if animal is free from disease. Memorize:  Common Reasons Acquire pets: - Someone to play with  o 90% Dog/ 93% Cat owners - Companionship o 83% Dog/ 84% Cat owners - Help children learn about pets & responsibilities o 82% Dog/ 78% Cat owners - Someone to communicate with o 57% Dog/ 62% Cat owners - Security o 79% Dog/ 51% Cat owners  Purebreds: - Predictable size, cost, care, & temperament - Significant initial cost  Mixed breeds or mutts: - Charming uniqueness - Hybrid vigor - More likely to be free of genetic defects common to purebreds - Lower initial cost (often free or inexpensive)  Good prospective pet traits include: - Social attraction, following, restraint - Social dominance - Elevation - Retrieving - Touch, sound or sight sensitivity - Degree of startle response - Physical structure/conformation  OFA includes 17 separate databases of canine genetic diseases - Hip & elbow dysplasia - Patella luxation - Autoimmune thyroiditis  - Congenital heart disease & deafness - Sebaceous adenitis  - Copper toxicosis - Cystinuria  - Etc…  Many diseases in dogs are genetic: - >500 genetic diseases in purebreds - >100 in mixed­breeds ______________________________________________________________________________ Important Information:  Before buying a cat or dog you should: - Research (AKC dog book is a good start) - DO NOT make a spur of the moment decision  - Be mindful of when they will be grown - Ask yourself: o Is the living situation favorable for the pet? o Are there any restrictions at my residence? o Are you prepared for time commitment? o Is your lifestyle flexible enough to be a pet owner? o Can you afford the animal & their needs? o Does the temperament considered promise to be tolerant yet protective? o What will its reaction to other animals & people be? o Would an older animal better fit my lifestyle? o Male or Female? - Determine qualities you want in a pet - Ask questions & expect questions asked of you - Seek advice from professionals about reputation & disposition of popular breeds - Try to see both parents to estimate size & conformation of pet - Observe entire litter to see how they interact to estimate how future behavior may  be  How to be a responsible owner: - Fulfill more than basic needs - Be familiar with local & state laws o Animal registration o Vaccinations  Licensed animals easier to return if lost  Tag collar w/ name & address  Microchip &/or tattoo o Leash laws o “Nuisance” laws - Be considerate of neighbors - Exercise them - Pick up after them  Where to purchase? - Breeders  Characteristics:  Usually see both parents on­site  Expect a healthy animal, parasite­free, & vaccinated  Reputable breeders select away from genetic problems - Newspaper Ads  Characteristics:  May cost less (but may have problems with animal)  Often no health records available - Pet stores:  Characteristics:  Majority comes from “puppy mills”  May pay premium price for genetically inferior animal - Animal shelter/humane society:  Characteristics:  Often least expensive route  Second opportunity for many pets  Don’t know about parents however  Increased risk of separation anxiety & behavioral problems - Breed rescue organizations:  Characteristics:  Provide excellent info about breed  Place abandoned animals in foster homes while waiting for  adoption  Sale/Purchase Contract should: -  identify puppy including microchip or tattoo info - If purebred, needs all AKC requirements as well as guarantee & stipulations of  sale (in case vets find serious problems with them) - Should include overall health guarantees (What it covers, expiration,  compensation)  Rescues are often relinquished because: - Lost or abandoned - Size - Surrendered due to death/illness of owner  Male or Female: - Males­  may be more aggressive & tend to be bigger than females  some prefer due to no estrous cycles & unwanted suitors that follow   Good to spay/neuter your animal to neutralize concerns & prevent  cancer in the future  Commonly more affectionate, attentive, & demanding of attention than  females  Attracted to people & tend to be more steadfast, reliable, & less moody  Frequently more outgoing & more excepting of other pets & children  Easily motivated, but also easily distracted during training - Females­  Misconception that females are better due to maternal instinct, but it has  not been proven  Less likely to display mounting behavior or mark areas of the home  Females demonstrate social dominance & compete to maintain order  May be more independent, stubborn, & territorial than males  More likely to exhibit alpha behavior  Most fight broken up by owners are between females  Go in heat every 6 months unless spayed   Hemorrhagic vaginal discharge may stain floors & furniture  Leave scent to lead males directly to your front door  Choose pet based on personality most importantly  Good temperament is closely associated with a dog being well­suited for the owner’s  preferences & purposes  Socially attracted dogs - Exhibit strong interest in people - Enjoy being petted & receiving attention  Hounds follow eyes & noses & are commonly oblivious to people  Terriers re inclined to be scrappy, tough, & independent   Poodles have been selected for most traits  Training: - Do not assume breeds know how to instinctively behave­ ALL need training - “Smart dogs” are not always most easily trained (learn differently based on breed  due to instincts)  PATs do not reliably predict adult behavior (environmental factors, experiences, &  training impact)  Testing: - Done in unfamiliar place for puppies one at a time - No other dogs or people present except scorer & tester - Tester is unknown to dogs/ scorer is disinterested 3  party & not person selling  you the dog  Scorer is unobtrusive & position him/herself so they can see puppies’  responses without having to move - Tested before feeding - Tested at liveliest  Do not test if they aren’t feeling well or day before or after vaccinations - Only 1  response counts  Health: - Select one that appears healthy, energetic, & active - Large dogs are more prone to joint problems (hip & elbow dysplasia) - Smaller breeds prone to “loose kneecaps” - Many diseases in dogs are genetic in origin - Identification & diagnosis of genetic diseases is complex & many don’t show up  until late in life  Hypothyroidism  Heart disease  Progressive retinal atrophy - Other diseases influenced by environment  Hip dysplasia - May appear normal but carry genes capable of carrying disease  Some diseases are recessive - Signs may vary from unapparent to severe - Elimination of genetic disease accomplished through selective breeding  Necessary to know inheritance pattern  - Some diseases relay on phenotypic expression while others have DNA tests  developed for positive ID C:\Users\KMElliott5\Downloads\Health of Pets Wordsearch.htm  Parents: - No guarantee offspring will resemble parents  - Many people are influenced in coat & markings C:\Users\KMElliott5\Downloads\Selection of Pets Unscramble.png


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