Your Cat: Simple New Secrets to a Longer, Stronger Life
"Dr. Hodgkins's discussions are provocative, and disturbing, and the problems they identify will not be easy to rectify quickly. Nonetheless, they are long overdue."
---Alice Villalobos, president of the American Association of Human-Animal Bond Veterinarians and Director of the Animal Oncology Consultation Service, Woodland Hills (Torrance, CA) and Pawspice Care Clinic (Norwalk, CA)
In this controversial new book, dedicated veterinarian Elizabeth M. Hodgkins, D.V.M., Esq., raises the alarm regarding the serious flaws in the commercial diets we feed our cats and the nutritional diseases that result. Your Cat turns today's conventional wisdom of cat care on its head with completely new yet remarkably easy-to-follow guidelines for every cat owner.
The real problem with pet foodsParasites, vaccines, and litter-box trainingObesity and feline diabetesPreventative nutrition for the older catThe ten great myths of cat care
From kitten-rearing to the adult cat's middle years to caring for the geriatric cat, Dr. Hodgkins explores the full spectrum of proper cat care, as well as rampant deadly feline diseases like hyperthyroidism, asthma, skin allergies, and gum disease. She provides an explanation of the origin and thorough discussion of the very latest treatments. Illuminated by brief case histories from illness to health, this indispensable manual is one book that every modern cat owner must have on their shelf.
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Review: Your Cat: Simple New Secrets to a Longer, Stronger LifeUser Review - Nona Williams - Goodreads
Several years ago my cat's health was failing. The veterinary treatment didn't seem to be helping, so I searched the internet for information about the causes and solutions for his illness and Dr ... Read full review
Review: Your Cat: Simple New Secrets to a Longer, Stronger LifeUser Review - Alyssa Fae - Goodreads
I think this is an amazing book for cat lovers. While the later chapters become a little tedious due to their medical nature the overall message of the book is clear. I'm glad I found this book and my ... Read full review
The Life of Todays Cats
Chapter 3 The Real Problem with Commercial Pet Foods
What to Feed What to Feed?
Does Your Kitten Have Parasites?
Can My Kitten Get a Cold or the Flu?
FIPAn Enigma Wrapped in a Riddle
Feline DiabetesA Manmade Killer
Hepatic Lipidosis and PancreatitisMore Dietary Diseases
Feline Bladder ProblemsNever Again
Inflammatory Bowel DiseaseDisease of the Decade
Feeding Raw Meat to Your CatIs It Safe and Sensible?
Your Cat Has AllergiesWhat Now?
Cancer in CatsAn Ounce of Prevention Is a Pound of Cure
Which Vaccines and When?
LitterBox Training for Perfect Habits
Should I Spay or Neuter My Kitten?
Help My Kitten Is Clawing the Furniture
Toys and TreatsSpoil Your Kitten in a Good Way
What If Your Kitten Becomes Sick or Injured?
I Found an Orphaned KittenWhat Do I Do Now?
The Glorious Years of Young Adulthood
Your Cats an AdultWhat to Feed Now?
The Annual Health CheckupDos and Donts
Feline Dental HealthYour Cat Can Keep Those Pearly Whites
ObesityThe Silent Epidemic
The Older Cat and Preventive Nutrition
Kidney DiseaseA Modern Approach to an Old Enemy
HyperthyroidismKeys to Early Diagnosis and Treatment
Heart Disease and the CatKnow It When You See It
Vaccines for the SeniorA New Perspective
Arthritis in CatsMaking the Pain Go Away
Pets Are Living Longer Today Because of Commercial Pet Food
All Cats Should Be Vaccinated Every Year
Protocol for Success in Managing Feline Diabetes