Cats for Dummies (Howell Dummies Series) Paperback – 1 Jul 2000
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"...entertaining feline trivia. Fun and educational" (Your Cat, May 2009)
From the Author
Want the very best for your cat? We've put it in here!
Top veterinarian Dr. Paul D. Pion and I wrote "Cats For Dummies" with the wish of improving the lives of cats and the people who love them. We put our hearts into this book, along with the latest and best information on cat care, nutrition, behavior, training and more.
We're proud of how it turned out, and we were delighted to receive three top awards from the Cat Writers Association, which named "Cats For Dummies" the "Best Work on Feline Nutrition," "Best Work on Feline Behavior" and "Best Work on Responsible Cat Care."
We did our very best with you and your cat in mind. Now it's your turn to put our book to work! --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.See all Product description
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Though authors Gina Spadafori and Paul D. Pion, DVM, focus on "the fun and easy way to find the kitten or cat who's right for you," they cover a variety of basic and enlightening feline information.
The chapters range from "Choosing Your Feline Companion" and "Feeding Your Cat" to "Solving Behavior Problems" and "Ten Common Household Dangers to Your Cat."
Two particularly eye-opening chapters are "Ten Cat Myths--Debunked" (e.g., All Callicos are Females) and "Understanding Your Cat" (cats, it turns out, aren't color blind).
Many of the illustrations and b&w photos could have been clearer. Otherwise, this primer and reference work is highly-recommended.
I would suggest this book. This book dumbs it down so that even a child could own their own cat [to an extent, things like taking it to the vets, buying food will HAVE to be done by a parent for obvious reasons].
The book guides you through when you get a new cat and what you should do for it, and what to do with it when you've had it for a while.
Not as definitive as a longer book, however it gives you the necessities that you'll need to own an adorable cat! :)
Apparently the safest room in your house is the bathroom as long as you lock all the medicines away (because cats are obviously notoriously good at opening blister packs and childproof locks) and shut the toilet lid in case of drowning.
Oh come on. Get a grip. If you were as scared of all the terrible things that can happen to your cat as this book suggests you should be, you would be a quaking wreck and so, probably, would your cat. I'd recommend something a bit more balanced and less scaremongering. Cats are independent creatures with a lot more wits about them than this book gives them credit for.
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