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ASPCA Complete Guide to Cats : Aspc Complete Guide to - James R. Richards

ASPCA Complete Guide to Cats

Aspc Complete Guide to

Paperback Published: 1st September 1999
ISBN: 9780811819299
Number Of Pages: 367
For Ages: 13+ years old

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Indispensable for both first-time and experienced cat owners, the "ASPCA Complete Guide to Cats" is the one place to turn for up-to-date information on feline health and behavior, including detailed advice on feeding, grooming, veterinary care, litterbox training, and the special needs of kittens, older cats, and cats from a shelter. With more than 450 illustrations and photos, and an easy-to-use guide to the personalities, characteristics, and idiosyncrasies of the fifty most popular breeds, this handy volume offers real, reliable answers to all of your questions about cats.

Reviews from: Cat Fancy

Cats

By Kathryn Gallagher If cat questions swarm through your head, The ASPCA Complete Guide to Cats has the answers. This book provides indispensable advice on health, behavior, grooming, veterinary care and litter box training for both novice and experienced cat owners. Adorable illustrations and photos enhance the pages, and a guide to cat personalities explores 50 of the most popular breeds.

In my house, cat-care books seem almost as plentiful as cat hair. As a book reviewer who lives with four cats, I see a lot of each. One of the best feline health and behavior books I've come across in a long time is the ASPCA Complete Guide to Cats. Drawing upon his professional expertise as director of the Cornell Feline Health Center, James R. Richards offers readers a thorough, well-written look at all things feline. Emphasizing health, behavior and inclusion into the right home, the author guides cat owners through the selection and lifelong care of a cat. Cat breeds and historical information are also included in this practical, user-friendly reference book. Reviews from: Cat Fancy

Cats

By Kathryn Gallagher If cat questions swarm through your head, "The ASPCA Complete Guide to Cats" has the answers. This book provides indispensable advice on health, behavior, grooming, veterinary care and litter box training for both novice and experienced cat owners. Adorable illustrations and photos enhance the pages, and a guide to cat personalities explores 50 of the most popular breeds.

In my house, cat-care books seem almost as plentiful as cat hair. As a book reviewer who lives with four cats, I see a lot of each. One of the best feline health and behavior books I've come across in a long time is the "ASPCA Complete Guide to Cats." Drawing upon his professional expertise as director of the Cornell Feline Health Center, James R. Richards offers readers a thorough, well-written look at all things feline. Emphasizing health, behavior and inclusion into the right home, the author guides cat owners through the selection and lifelong care of a cat. Cat breeds and historical information are also included in this practical, user-friendly reference book. Reviews from: Cat Fancy

Cats

By Kathryn Gallagher If cat questions swarm through your head, "The ASPCA Complete Guide to Cats" has the answers. This book provides indispensable advice on health, behavior, grooming, veterinary care and litter box training for both novice and experienced cat owners. Adorable illustrations and photos enhance the pages, and a guide to cat personalities explores 50 of the most popular breeds.

In my house, cat-care books seem almost as plentiful as cat hair. As a book reviewer who lives with four cats, I see a lot of each. One of the best feline health and behavior books I've come across in a long time is the "ASPCA Complete Guide to Cats." Drawing upon his professional expertise as director of the Cornell Feline Health Center, James R. Richards offers readers a thorough, well-written look at all things feline. Emphasizing health, behavior and inclusion into the right home, the author guides cat owners through the selection and lifelong care of a cat. Cat breeds and historical information are also included in this practical, user-friendly reference book. Reviews from: Cat Fancy Cats

By Kathryn Gallagher If cat questions swarm through your head, "The ASPCA Complete Guide to Cats" has the answers. This book provides indispensable advice on health, behavior, grooming, veterinary care and litter box training for both novice and experienced cat owners. Adorable illustrations and photos enhance the pages, and a guide to cat personalities explores 50 of the most popular breeds.

In my house, cat-care books seem almost as plentiful as cat hair. As a book reviewer who lives with four cats, I see a lot of each. One of the best feline health and behavior books I've come across in a long time is the "ASPCA Complete Guide to Cats." Drawing upon his professional expertise as director of the Cornell Feline Health Center, James R. Richards offers readers a thorough, well-written look at all things feline. Emphasizing health, behavior and inclusion into the right home, the author guides cat owners through the selection and lifelong care of a cat. Cat breeds and historical information are also included in this practical, user-friendly reference book.

Forewordp. 8
How to Use This Guidep. 10
How to Bring a Cat into Your Lifep. 13
First Things First: Are You Ready for a Cat?p. 15
Matchmaking: Which Cat Is Right for You?p. 22
Cats and Kidsp. 32
Choosing Your New Petp. 36
Finding a Domestic Shorthairp. 38
Finding a Purebred Catp. 40
Other Sources for Catsp. 45
Choosing a Healthy Catp. 48
Preparing Your Home for Your New Catp. 50
Cat-Proofing Your Homep. 51
Shopping Listp. 53
Welcoming Your New Family Memberp. 58
Reference Guide to Cat Breedsp. 65
Overview of Feline Featuresp. 67
How to Use the Breed Entriesp. 82
Breed Entriesp. 86
Abyssinian and Somalip. 86
American Bobtailp. 89
American Curlp. 90
American Shorthairp. 92
American Wirehairp. 95
Bengalp. 96
Birmanp. 98
Bombayp. 100
British Shorthairp. 101
Burmesep. 104
Foreign Burmesep. 107
Burmillap. 108
California Spangled Catp. 109
Chartreuxp. 110
Cornish Rexp. 112
Devon Rexp. 114
Egyptian Maup. 116
Havana Brownp. 117
Japanese Bobtailp. 118
Koratp. 120
La Permp. 121
Maine Coonp. 122
Manx and Cymricp. 124
Munchkinp. 127
Norwegian Forest Catp. 128
Ocicatp. 130
Persianp. 132
Exotic Shorthairp. 136
Himalayanp. 138
Ragdollp. 140
Russian Blue and Nebelungp. 142
Scottish Fold and Highland Foldp. 144
Selkirk Rexp. 147
Siamesep. 148
Balinesep. 151
Colorpointp. 152
Javanesep. 154
Orientalp. 156
Siberianp. 158
Singapurap. 160
Snowshoep. 161
Sphynxp. 162
Tonkinesep. 164
Turkish Angorap. 166
Turkish Vanp. 168
York Chocolatep. 169
What Makes a Cat a Cat?p. 171
History of the Domestic Catp. 173
How the Cat Worksp. 181
Framework: Bones and Musclesp. 182
Heart and Lungsp. 188
Digestive and Urinary Systemsp. 190
Reproductive Systemp. 194
Skin and Coatp. 197
Sensesp. 203
Understanding Your Catp. 209
How Smart Are Cats?p. 210
How Sociable Are Cats?p. 212
How Do Cats Communicate?p. 214
Playing and Preyingp. 222
Courtshipp. 224
Are Cats Really That Clean?p. 226
Cats and Sleepp. 227
Cats and Catnipp. 228
Taking Care of Your Catp. 231
Everyday Care for Your Catp. 233
Feeding Your Catp. 234
The Litter Box Routinep. 239
Grooming Your Catp. 241
Playing with Your Catp. 248
Preventing and Solving Behavior Problemsp. 251
Traveling with Your Catp. 260
Keeping Your Cat Healthyp. 267
The Mini-Physical Examp. 268
You and Your Veterinarianp. 271
Vaccinationp. 276
Common Feline Health Problemsp. 281
Viral Diseasesp. 282
Cancerp. 285
Eye Problemsp. 286
Ear Problemsp. 288
Skin Problemsp. 290
Skeletal Problemsp. 294
Mouth Problemsp. 295
Digestive Problemsp. 296
Liver Problemsp. 300
Respiratory Problemsp. 301
Heart Problemsp. 302
Blood Disordersp. 304
Endocrine System Disordersp. 304
Urinary Tract Disordersp. 306
Nervous System Disordersp. 308
Home Nursingp. 311
Medicating Your Catp. 312
First Aidp. 317
Handling an Injured Catp. 318
Lifesaving ABCsp. 320
How to Tell If Your Cat Is in Shockp. 322
How to Stop Bleeding from a Woundp. 322
How to Handle a Broken Limbp. 323
What to Do If Your Cat Has a Seizurep. 323
Reviving a Drowning Catp. 324
What to Do If Your Cat Has Heatstrokep. 324
What to Do If Your Cat Is Poisonedp. 324
Bites and Stingsp. 326
Poisonous Plantsp. 328
The Beginning and End of Life: Times for Special Carep. 333
Mating, Pregnancy, and Birthp. 334
Older Yearsp. 346
Euthanasiap. 349
Coping with Lossp. 349
When to Adopt Againp. 349
Appendicesp. 350
Glossary of Cat-Related Termsp. 350
Important Telephone Numbersp. 352
Breed Registriesp. 353
Recommended Readingp. 354
Resourcesp. 355
ASPCA Mission Statementp. 356
Acknowledgmentsp. 357
Picture Creditsp. 358
Indexp. 362
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ISBN: 9780811819299
ISBN-10: 0811819299
Series: Aspc Complete Guide to
Audience: General
For Ages: 13+ years old
For Grades: 8+
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 367
Published: 1st September 1999
Publisher: CHRONICLE BOOKS
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.0 x 17.5  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.86
Edition Number: 1

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