Too often we think of our furry feline friends as simple creatures (especially when they fall out of trees or run into walls. Don't laugh, they meant to do that!) whose lives are laid-back and as carefree as their food bowl is full.
This, as this book so skillfully points out, is usually not the case.
This book covers many common unpleasant issues that cat owners run into (house soiling, for example) and provides stories of cats that the author Vicky Halls has treated over the years for these problems. The strategy employed to try and rectify the problem is detailed in a bullet-point list so that readers of the book can take note in case they are dealing with similiar issues.
The chapters are dedicated to different issues and there is excellent and clear advice within, such as how to keep an indoor cat from going berserk from lack of environmental stimulation and how to save your feet from the five pointy ends of a rambunctious kitten. There is also a personality guide so you can see what your cat's personality type is.
Although this book is indeed wonderful and a must-read for everyone who owns or has ever considered owning a cat, it must not be used as an alternative for veterinary treatment. There is no feline first aid included within, as the book almost solely deals with behavioural issues and how to tackle them (although the symptoms of medical problems that can often be behind beahvioural problems are listed). If your cat is suffering, don't raid the bookshelf. See to it that your cat recieves professional medical care.
Whether your cat's a tried and true Heinz 57 moggie or a pedigree Bengal whose beauty is known far and wide, you cannot miss out on this book!