Cat Owner's Home Veterinary Handbook, Fully Revised and Updated

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Wiley, Dec 10, 2007 - Pets - 656 pages
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The classic bestseller--expanded and updated

For years, many veterinary treatments for cats were based on research conducted with dogs because it was wrongly assumed that cats were very similar. Recently, there have been giant strides in feline veterinary research. This classic reference is fully updated and revised to reflect these advances and gives you the most up-to-date guidance on cat health and cat care. It includes:

  • An index of signs and symptoms to help you find information fast
  • Clearly written, step-by-step directions for handling common feline ailments and problems
  • Hundreds of photos, drawings, and tables that illustrate what to look for and how to provide the best care for your cats
  • All new anatomical drawings and diagrams
  • New information on genetics, geriatrics, drug sensitivities, raw diets, arthritis medications, dental disease, and more
  • Information on supplements, nutraceuticals, and holistic treatments that have proven beneficial
  • Interesting findings on cat behavior

Whether you have a kitten or a senior cat, this resource helps you quickly identify potential problems, take proper steps in emergency situations, better understand diagnoses and treatment options, and communicate more effectively with your veterinarian. This is the hands-on reference you'll trust again and again.

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Gift for son

User Review  - shaunnessey - Overstock.com

My son recently adopted a stray cat, so I thought this would be a great gift for the him. He has found the book to be very helpful as far as feline care and potential medical issues. Read full review

Great for cat owners

User Review  - cats1st - Overstock.com

A must have for cat lover's who treat their cat as a family member. Know their body inside and out. Why they purr, why they do what they do. This book helps them talk to you about what ails them. ... Read full review

About the author (2007)

Debra M. Eldredge, DVM, has won writing awards from both the Dog Writers Association of America and the Cat Writers' Association. Dr. Eldredge has practiced for more than twenty-five years at a small animal clinic. She has written articles for Catnip, Cats USA, and Cat Fancy.

Liisa D. Carlson, DVM, runs Carlson Pet Hospital, which was started by her late father, Delbert G. Carlson. She contributed extensively to the previous edition of this reference.

The late James M. Giffin, MD, coauthored all previous editions of this guide.

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