Complete Cat Care Manual

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  1. 3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars perfect for any new cat owner, May 14, 2012
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    This review is from: Complete Cat Care Manual (Paperback)
    I have had this book a number of years and find it to be a great practical guide for a first time cat owner. It has beautiful clear photographs and discusses grooming, feeding, scratching posts, carriers, picking up your cat, nutritional requirements by age, the life cycle of a cat, parasites, cat behavior, and diseases. I like that it doesn't devote a huge section to the different breeds of purebred cats, but stays on topic for how to care for your cat. I like how photographs illustrate cat body language and facial expressions. I like that it is a reasonably short over-view that you can quickly read and learn the key information without being overwhelmed by too much information.
    The only reason I haven't given it 5 stars is that the book is due for a revised edition. While none of the info is wrong, I think some newer material could be added: the litter types could be expanded to include litters made of corn, wheat, or recycled paper. Mention of hyperthyroidism should be added to the section on caring for an elderly cat. This section could also include mention of the use of canned pumpkin for home treatment of mild constipation. Photographs of flea dirt and the larger female fleas would be nice additions to the skin parasite section. Under the section of problems in cat behavior, the litter box mishaps section could be expanded greatly, since litter box mishaps are a leading cause of owners relinquishing their animals to a shelter. The book could include how to clean up cat urine and hairballs. The feeding section could mention how to read an ingredient label so that meat is the first ingredient and grain fillers are only a small portion of the food.

    Overall though, this is a nice book and a great, inexpensive, practical gift.
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    windup2017-06-29 05:29 Reply
  2. 2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars good for kids, October 11, 2015
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    We borrowed several books from the library as we were considering adding a feline companion to our family. This one was a hit with the kids -- DK so lots of pictures, one subject on each double-page, and some good information, too. They love the pictures of the cat getting a bath -- not a happy face :)
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    Amazon Customer2017-06-29 06:21 Reply
  3. 3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars A very good book if you don't know anything about cats, May 10, 2015
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    A very good book if you don't know anything about cats. By following this manual you can save $100's on vet bills or at least keep from screwing up. Everything you didn't know about cats in a easy to read, step by step book. Plus, it was a quality used book for just 1 penny! Complete Cat Care Manual earns 5 stars!
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    Nick Lucas2017-06-29 06:35 Reply