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Ch 17- Dogs & Cats

Scientific name for dogs Canis familiaris
Dominance commanding or controlling of others
Submissive docile, yielding
Four traditional jobs for domestic dogs hunting, guarding, herding, retrieving
Match show one in which no championship points are awarded; it is mostly a practive event for dogs and their exhibitors
Field trials competitions for hounds and sporting breeds in which the animals are judged on ability and style in hunting, tracking, and retrieving
Obedience trials dogs demonstrate their ability to interpret and carry out commands
Scientific name for cats Felis catus
Why were cats originally domesticated? to protect storage sites of grains and other foods from rodents
Sire male parent
Dam female parent
Purebred member of a recognized breed eligible for registration
Mixed breed combination of different breeds
Four classifications of dogs Working, sporting, terriers, nonsporting
Most common domestic cat domestic short hair
Why are calico and tortoiseshell cats always female? They have two X-chromosome linked colors, orange and black
How old are dogs when they reach puberty? between 8 months and 2 years
Estrus heat
How often do unspayed dogs go into estrus? about once every 7 months
Spontaneous ovulation ovulation occurs without sexual activity, egg is released 12-14 days after the onset of vaginal bleeding
Duration of pregnancy in dogs 63 days
Whelping process of giving birth in dogs
How old should puppies be before separated from their mother? 8 weeks
Induced ovulation ovulation only happens if sexual activity occurs
Polyestrous the animal undergoes heat cycles several times a year; frequency is determined by season
Gestation duration of pregnancy
Gestation in cats 63 days
How old should kittens be before separated from their mother? 8 weeks
How old are cats when they reach puberty? 6 to 9 months
Positive reinforcement influencing behavior by rewarding desired actions
anthropomorphism attributing human qualities to nonhuman organisms
Lordosis postion of female cat in heat; her vertebral column assumes downward curvature
Toms male cats
Vaccination to innoculate with substance to produce immunity against disease
Dogs are routinely vaccinated against which 6 diseases? Infectious canine distemper, Infectious canine hepatitis, Canine parvovirus, Canine parainfluenza, Leptospirosis, Rabies
FVRCP common cat vaccine combination consisting of feline viral rhinotracheitis, feline calicivirus, and feline panleukopenia
Dogs and cats are routinely checked for what 4 intestinal parasites? roundworms, hookworms, whipworms, tapeworms
Created by: hhornbeck