The Humane Society of the United States Complete Guide to Cat Care

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Macmillan, Apr 20, 2004 - Pets - 336 pages
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Building a lifelong, loving relationship with a cat can be a challenging task. Whether you're thinking of adopting a cat or already live with one, The Humane Society of the United States Complete Guide to Cat Care offers authoritative and practical advice that will help you make the best decisions along the way.

This comprehensive guide includes sections on choosing a healthy cat, feeding and nutrition, training, grooming, disease, vet visits, caring for an aging cat, feline first-aid kits and emergency care.

Unlike other books that endorse breeding and promote novelty or purebred cats, The Humane Society's Guide to Cat Care stresses making life better for the millions of cats already here. It provides information on rescuing and rehabilitating homeless cats, finding a stray's owner, and helping an outdoor cat make the transition to a safe indoor environment. The guide also encourages animal advocacy and offers a list of ways to get involved.
 

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User Review  - Angelic55blonde - LibraryThing

I really liked this book. It is thorough and gives tons of advice ranging from how to pick a kitten to how to care for the cat and how to deal with health emergencies. The only thing I did not like was the lacking illustrations and pictures. Read full review

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User Review  - rampaginglibrarian - LibraryThing

As far as cat care books go, i have not found this book to be incredibly helpful. I have found some interesting information in it, i totally agree with the Humane Society's philosophy and i would ... Read full review

Contents

How Did Our Domestic Cats Originate?
9
What Is a Cat? Myths Versus Facts
19
The Feline Covenant
29
You Choose Your Cat Your Cat Chooses You
39
Getting Ready and the First Days Home
59
The Cat in Your Life the Cat in Your Home
87
Indoors or Out? Which Is Best for Your Cat?
111
Enriching the Feline Lifestyle
125
The Right Veterinarian
181
Food and Feeding
197
Observation and Action
213
A Few Ounces of Prevention
243
Emergency
263
Life Changes
279
Another Cat on Your Doorstep
297
Be an Everyday Activist for Cats
309

A Primer of the Feline Mind
137
Handling and Socialization
169

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About the author (2004)

The Humane Society of the United States is the largest animal-protection organization in the country, with a constituency of more than seven million people, and is one of America's most trusted names in animal advocacy.

Wendy Christensen is an award-winning writer who has written extensively on feline topics for magazines such as Cat Fancy, Cats USA, Kittens USA, Natural Cat and Natural Pet among others. She lives in rural New Hampshire.

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