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Dogs and Cats

Ch. 18 Terms

anal glands located in the anal sacs - secretion is stored in anal sacs
anal sacs pair of pouches located next to the anus - contains foul smelling secretions from the anal glands
carnassial tooth large, shearing cheek tooth in dogs and cats
coprophagy ingestion of feces
debarking surgical procedure that cuts vocal folds - also called debarking
Elizabethan collar device placed around the head/neck of an animal to prevent self-harm
hepatic lipidosis syndrome characterized by excess fat accumulation in the liver of ctas - typically occurs after a period of anorexia
induced ovulator species that ovulates only as a result of sexual activity (cats/rabbits/ferrets)
polydactyly more than the normal number of digits
spraying urination on objects to mark territory
steatitis inflammation of fat, usually caused by feeding cats too much oily fish
calico cat color cat with 3 colors of fur (black/orange/white)
DLH abbreviation for a domestic long haired cat
DSH abbreviation for a domestic short haired cat
purebred a member of a recognized breed
tortoiseshell cat coat color feline fur with orange/black as the two colors
docile tame and easygoing
dull lacking shine to haircoat; also used to describe behavior that is more lethargic than normal
euthanasia "good death"
feral wild; not domesticated
gait the way an animal moves
gloves (on a cat) white paws
luster shine
obesity excessive fat accumulation in the body
points color of nose (mask) ears, tail, feet of an animal
quarantine isolation of animals to determine whether they have or carry a disease
retractile ability to draw back - cats can draw their claws back
sheen shininess or luster
stud male animal used for breeding purposes
temperment emotional and mental qualities of an individual
timid showing lack of confidence or shy
unthrifty not thriving
vigor healthy growth; also means high energy
signs of canine adenovirus 2 upper respiratory
signs of canine distemper respiratory, digestive, muscular and neurological signs
signs of canine hepatitis primarily affects newborns; listlessness/nasal discharge/rash/ neurological signs/ death
signs of canine parainfluenze upper respiratory
signs of canine parvovirus severe diarrhea/vomiting/dehydration
signs of coronavirus GI disease in dogs GI & systemic disease in cats (FIP in cats)
signs of feline calicivirus upper respiratory / ocular infections
signs of feline chlamydia upper respiratory / ocular infections
signs of feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) presents with fever and lymphadenopathy progresses to wide range of clinical signs such as anemia/lethargy/weight loss
signs of feline infectious peritonitis (FIP) fever/weight loss - 2 forms: wet/dry
signs of feline leukemia (FeLV) elevated numbers of white blood cells / immune suppression / cancer
signs of feline panleukopenia parvovirus of cats - fever/vomiting/diarrhea commonly called feline distemper
signs of feline rhinotracheitis upper respiratory / ocular infections
signs of tracheobronchitis severe hacking cough ('kennel cough')
signs of leptospirosis renal failure/jaundice/fever/abortion
signs of lyme disease fever/ anorexia / joint disorders (pain) and occasionally neurologic signs
signs of Rabies neurologic / death
Created by: mountida