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This is a research guide for ACM40310 Certificate IV in Companion Animal Services.
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Welcome to the Box Hill Institute guide to Companion Animals.

This subject guide will provide you with starting points for locating resources on Companion Animals. This information supports the courses that are currently taught at Box Hill Institute.

Staff and students at Box Hill Institute are welcome to contact me about any aspect of the library services and resources. I am based at the Elgar Campus Library so feel free to drop by, call or email.


Books from the catalogue

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Small animal care & management - 4th ed. - Dean M. Warren
Call Number: 636.089 WAR
ISBN: 9781285425528
Publication Date: 2015
Through a logical flow of information, it introduces you to the basics of the small animal industry, including the history, safety concerns and care and welfare of these animals before diving into the specifics of each, with chapters covering dogs, cats, reptiles, birds, fish and exotic species.

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Ultimate dog grooming - Eileen Geeson
Call Number: 636.7 GEE
ISBN: 9781842862438
Publication Date: 2015
A professional groomer is expensive, anywhere from $40 for a small dog to more than $100 for specialized clipping. That is strong motivation for a dog owner to learn how to groom their pet. For someone studying for certification or already in the business, a reliable reference that covers all skills and all breeds is essential. With more than 500 step-by-step color photographs and line drawings, Ultimate Dog Grooming is that guide.

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Common diseases of companion animals - 3rd ed. - Alleice Summers
Call Number: 636.70896 SUM
ISBN: 9780323101264
Publication Date: 2014
Gain quick access to the most common diseases that veterinary technicians encounter with this book. This reference text is divided into sections by species, with chapters in each section organized by body system. Each disease is presented in monograph form, with clinical signs, diagnostic laboratory work-up, treatment options, and client information to ensure the information you need is always at hand.

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Do as I do : using social learning to train dogs - Claudia Fugazza
Call Number: 636.70835 FUG
ISBN: 9781617811487
Publication Date: 2014
Train dogs based on social learning? Yes! Recent research suggests that dogs can engage in social learning which includes the ability to observe the actions of other dogs and imitate them to learn new behaviours. The big news for dog trainers is that author Claudia Fugazza and her colleagues in Europe have discovered that dogs can also imitate people. This natural skill can be used to teach dogs new behaviours using the Do As I Do protocol presented in this book-DVD combination.

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Introduction to veterinary anatomy and physiology textbook - 3rd ed. - Victoria Aspinall; Melanie Cappello
Call Number: 636.0891 ASP
ISBN: 9780702057359
Publication Date: 2015
A sound knowledge of anatomy and physiology is an essential basis for the effective clinical treatment of companion animals. This edition offers clear and comprehensive of the common companion animal species. Updated throughout with a new section added on large animals, the new edition features augmented online learning resources with new questions and quizzes.

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The complete contented cat: your ultimate guide to feline fulfilment - David Taylor
Call Number: 636.8 TAY (CAE Library)
ISBN: 9780715336410
Publication Date: 2011
This is a to cat and kitten adoption, behaviour, health and care to enable owners to get the most out of their relationship with their cat. It includes detailed information on where to acquire your pet cat and which breed to choose, including preparing for its arrival and settling it in.

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Every dog: a complete book of dog care - 4th ed. - Eric Allan
Call Number: 636.7083 ALL
ISBN: 9781864471052
Publication Date: 2009
This book describes canine diseases and conditions, symptoms, prevention and treatment. It tells dog owners how to care for illnesses and injuries at home and when to call for a vet. There is a separate chapter covering holistic and natural medicine for dogs, including acupuncture, herbal remedies, aromatherapy, homeopathy, flower essences, tissue salts, chiropractic massage and grooming.

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Blackwell's five-minute veterinary consult: Canine and feline - Larry P. Tilley (Editor); Francis W. K. Smith (Editor)
Call Number: 636.70896 BLA
ISBN: 9781118881576
Publication Date: 2015
Like having a trusted clinician with you in the exam room, the fully updated Sixth Edition of Blackwell's Five-Minute Veterinary Consult: Canine and Feline continues to offer fast access to information in an easy-to-use format.

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Nibble munch chomp: the art and science of feeding your pet - Sasha Herbert
Call Number: 636.085 HER
ISBN: 9780980283679
Here are more than 100 recipes for meals for dogs, cats, lizards, rabbits and guinea pigs and various other pets. It includes staple foods and special treats, handy snacks and nibbles.



Ian Dunbar on dog-friendly dog training

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