ASPCA Complete Guide to Cats Everything You Need to Know about Choosing and Caring for Your Pet

ISBN-10: 0811819299
ISBN-13: 9780811819299
Edition: 1999
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Description: Illustrated throughout, this comprehensive guide offers practical information on selecting, feeding, grooming and training a cat.

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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date: 9/1/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 6.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

Illustrated throughout, this comprehensive guide offers practical information on selecting, feeding, grooming and training a cat.

Foreword
How to Use This Guide
How to Bring a Cat into Your Life
First Things First: Are You Ready for a Cat?
Matchmaking: Which Cat Is Right for You?
Cats and Kids
Choosing Your New Pet
Finding a Domestic Shorthair
Finding a Purebred Cat
Other Sources for Cats
Choosing a Healthy Cat
Preparing Your Home for Your New Cat
Cat-Proofing Your Home
Shopping List
Welcoming Your New Family Member
Reference Guide to Cat Breeds
Overview of Feline Features
How to Use the Breed Entries
Breed Entries
Abyssinian and Somali
American Bobtail
American Curl
American Shorthair
American Wirehair
Bengal
Birman
Bombay
British Shorthair
Burmese
Foreign Burmese
Burmilla
California Spangled Cat
Chartreux
Cornish Rex
Devon Rex
Egyptian Mau
Havana Brown
Japanese Bobtail
Korat
La Perm
Maine Coon
Manx and Cymric
Munchkin
Norwegian Forest Cat
Ocicat
Persian
Exotic Shorthair
Himalayan
Ragdoll
Russian Blue and Nebelung
Scottish Fold and Highland Fold
Selkirk Rex
Siamese
Balinese
Colorpoint
Javanese
Oriental
Siberian
Singapura
Snowshoe
Sphynx
Tonkinese
Turkish Angora
Turkish Van
York Chocolate
What Makes a Cat a Cat?
History of the Domestic Cat
How the Cat Works
Framework: Bones and Muscles
Heart and Lungs
Digestive and Urinary Systems
Reproductive System
Skin and Coat
Senses
Understanding Your Cat
How Smart Are Cats?
How Sociable Are Cats?
How Do Cats Communicate?
Playing and Preying
Courtship
Are Cats Really That Clean?
Cats and Sleep
Cats and Catnip
Taking Care of Your Cat
Everyday Care for Your Cat
Feeding Your Cat
The Litter Box Routine
Grooming Your Cat
Playing with Your Cat
Preventing and Solving Behavior Problems
Traveling with Your Cat
Keeping Your Cat Healthy
The Mini-Physical Exam
You and Your Veterinarian
Vaccination
Common Feline Health Problems
Viral Diseases
Cancer
Eye Problems
Ear Problems
Skin Problems
Skeletal Problems
Mouth Problems
Digestive Problems
Liver Problems
Respiratory Problems
Heart Problems
Blood Disorders
Endocrine System Disorders
Urinary Tract Disorders
Nervous System Disorders
Home Nursing
Medicating Your Cat
First Aid
Handling an Injured Cat
Lifesaving ABCs
How to Tell If Your Cat Is in Shock
How to Stop Bleeding from a Wound
How to Handle a Broken Limb
What to Do If Your Cat Has a Seizure
Reviving a Drowning Cat
What to Do If Your Cat Has Heatstroke
What to Do If Your Cat Is Poisoned
Bites and Stings
Poisonous Plants
The Beginning and End of Life: Times for Special Care
Mating, Pregnancy, and Birth
Older Years
Euthanasia
Coping with Loss
When to Adopt Again
Appendices
Glossary of Cat-Related Terms
Important Telephone Numbers
Breed Registries
Recommended Reading
Resources
ASPCA Mission Statement
Acknowledgments
Picture Credits
Index

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