The Welfare of Cats is a comprehensive manual of cat welfare issues from international feline practioners and researchers. Some of the nutritional information, while much more appropriate than previous nutritional assumptions for cats, has been outdated by recent developments in that area. The Disease & Welfare portion could have included more information about non-infectious chronic illnesses (such as diabetes and chronic renal disease), but does contain a wealth of information on the recognition and containment of several infectious diseases and stresses that ill or diseases cats can and are being treated very sucessfully, maintaining a good quality of life, for illnesses and diseases that have previously been considered terminal and/or fatal. This book has excellent information regarding appropriate environmental standards and enrichment opportunities for (indoor and outdoor) house cats, feral cats, and cats housed in shelters and sanctuaries. There are large sections illustrating cat behavior and common "behavioral problems", especially those encountered in a domesticated cat or multi-cat households.
I highly recommend this resource to any cat parent who wants to provide the best care and environment for their cat companions. In my opinion, this book should be mandatory reading material for all professional cat practitioners - be they veteranarians, breeders, boarders, researchers, rescuers, fosters, or sitters. Definitely a solid base in any cat library.