Covering everything cat owners need to know, this practical guide to looking after the most popular pet in the United States is the perfect reference for any cat lover. The Complete Cat Care Manual provides detailed information on the day-to-day care of kittens and adult cats, including feeding, training, handling, exercising, essential equipment, and grooming. Detailed chapters outline the reasons behind behavioral problems, such as eating houseplants and scratching furniture, and provide tips for changing unacceptable behavior.Health problems are completely detailed with anatomical diagrams, diagnostic charts, and illustrations that identify symptoms and treatments. Step-by-step instructions teach all the techniques needed to nurse a sick animal or administer emergency first aid. Hundreds of remarkable color photographs, specially commissioned for this book, detail every aspect of a cat's life. The material is based on extensive research. Dr. Bruce Fogle, a leading specialist in pet behavior, has observed hundreds of cats during his years a veterinary surgeon. He identifies how cats communicate through posture, body language, facial expressions, "speaking" (meowing and hissing), and rituals like rubbing, swatting, and grooming. He discusses the differences between learned behavior and instinctual action, the importance of a cat's sensory perceptions like smell, touch, and sound--and when a cat's eccentricities are due to genetics or are merely a matter of individual temperament. Endorsed by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
- Delivers unmatched, hilarious grumpiness that puts any bad mood in perspective
- The original Grumpy Cat was a small cat with a big frown who inspired a hugely popular meme that made even the grumpiest people around the world smile Turn that smile upside down with the help of Grumpy Cat. Celebrating the grouch in all of us. - A perfect coffee table, bathroom, or bar top conversation-starting book
- Makes a great stocking stuffer, holiday, birthday, or pick-me-up gift
Overview -Cat Lady Chronicles makes the 'purrfect' illustrated gift book for Cat Ladies, Cat Ladies-in-Waiting, and all pet lovers -Officina Libraria's previous title The Well-Read Cat has now sold well over 10,000 copies through ACC Distribution -Readers will relate easily to this endearing and highly entertaining tale of a career woman's devotion to ten cats, and counting -This tenderhearted and humorous book confirms why cats are the No. 1 pet in America and the UK and a girl's best friend Cat Lady Chronicles is the heartwarming true story of an art-book editor who finds her unexpected calling as a Cat Lady. Author Diane Lovejoy shares her private joy in rescuing ten orphaned cats that desperately needed a Cat Lady to adopt them. As Lovejoy passionately 'collects cats, ' she realizes that the parallels between the art world and the feline world are more pronounced than she ever could have imagined. And just as each of the author's cats undoubtedly has nine lives, Lovejoy discovers that the care and feeding of her extended feline family nourishes her soul, providing a new lease of life. This delightfully candid, witty memoir about cat love gone mad will appeal to readers of every stripe. As Lovejoy writes, 'Isn't there a little bit of the Cat Lady in all of us?' Images of cats, many with their ladies, by famous artists complement these charming chronicles, which also include helpful tips on felines presented inThe Scoop and Outside the Box.
Today when we think of domestic cats, we recall the familiar hearthside companion and the mischievous playmate. It is difficult to comprehend that in the past the animal has played a fundamental role in the development of European and Western civilization. The human relationship to the cat has been important for most of the last four millennia.
In this beautifully illustrated book, Donald Engels charts the history and significance of the cat from ancient Egypt to the middle ages, exploring such phenomena as the worship of the Egyptian cat goddess Bastet, the infamous cat massacres and witch hunts of the thirteenth century, and the role of the cat in combating disease and starvation. Classical Cats presents a unique and entertaining view of the vicissitudes of the cat in history.
Michael Showalter's Guys Can Be Cat Ladies Too is the hilarious all-access guide to help a man comprehend, appreciate, and bond with the felines in his life. They say dogs are a man's best friend. True But what if that man's girlfriend/boyfriend, wife/husband, or mother-in-law has a cat? Is that the end for him? Is he resigned to an eternity of estrangement from this furry creature with which he shares his life partner, his favorite chair, and his sock drawer?
Showalter offers hope for men everywhere in their quest to understand and love cats. In this intimate portrait of one man's love for cats, you will learn the answers to burning questions such as: "Why are they all aloof and weird and stuff?"; "They hate me, right?"; and "Is it true that they have nine lives?" Armed with these and countless other valuable lessons, by the book's end any guy can be on the fast track to becoming a cat's best friend.
Praise for Guys Can Be Cat Ladies Too: "Deep stuff is decorated by fabulously absurd humor."
--Catster.com "So what have your cats taught you about loving yourself?" Michael Showalter: "Not a lot, I'll be honest."
--Esquire.com "Fabulously illustrated."
Household cats are happy to lie about, preferably in a sunny spot, their only effort a trip to the food bowl or litter box. It is up to their humans to keep them healthy, physically active and mentally engaged. Fit Cat provides cat owners with a road map to the best care they can give their feline companions.
In 14 chapters, the book covers every part of a cat's life. There is information seldom covered in cat books -- such as budgeting, staying in hotels, assessing health at home and reducing anxiety -- and also includes problem solving and more than a dozen games that will engage even the laziest of cats.
- How Healthy is Your Cat? - veterinarian, medications
- Knowing Your Cat - feline emotions, popular breeds, what gestures and meows reveal
- Grooming and Hygiene - hair, nails, teeth and gums
- Food and Nutrition - portion size, foods, treats, weight
- Behavior Issues - tackling problem behaviors like attacking ankles and waking you up
- Basic and Advanced Tricks - training command, cat psychology
- The Indoor Life - scratching posts, beds, play
- Litter Training - litter boxes, cleaning, solving problems like going outside the box
- Travel - airplanes, boats, hotels, anxiety, kitty-proofing a hotel room
- Pet First Aid - emergencies, CPR, first aid kit, bleeding, bee stings, burns
- Socializing - cat to cat, cat to dog, cat to people, cat to spouse/mate/guest, cats and birds
- Budgeting - how to lower expenses, what never to cut out, homemade toys, pet insurance
- The Early Years - kitten care
- The Senior Years - tips, pet-proof the house, dementia, euthanasia, adopting a senior cat, feline trivia.
There are at least 74 million and as many as 96 million pet cats in America alone. More than 2.7 million people "like" cats on Facebook. For millions of cat lovers who want only to give their pets a long, happy and healthy life. Fit Cat has the expert advice and guidance to do just that.
The Instant New York Times BestsellerJames is a street musician struggling to make ends meet.
Bob is a stray cat looking for somewhere warm to sleep. When James and Bob meet, they forge a never-to-be-forgotten friendship that has been charming readers from Thailand to Turkey. A Street Cat Named Bob is an international sensation, landing on the bestseller list in England for 52 consecutive weeks and selling in 26 countries around the world. When street musician James Bowen found an injured cat curled up in the hallway of his apartment building, he had no idea how much his life was about to change. James was living hand to mouth on the streets of London, barely making enough money to feed himself, and the last thing he needed was a pet. Yet James couldn't resist helping the strikingly intelligent but very sick animal, whom he named Bob. He slowly nursed Bob back to health and then sent the cat on his way, imagining that he would never see him again. But Bob had other ideas. This instant classic about the power of love between man and animal has taken the world by storm and is a perfect gift book for cat lovers.
ONCE IN NINE LIVES, SOMETHING EXTRAORDINARY HAPPENS.The last thing Gwen Cooper wanted was another cat. She already had two, not to mention a phenomenally underpaying job and a recently broken heart. Then Gwen's veterinarian called with a story about a three-week-old eyeless kitten who'd been abandoned. It was love at first sight. Everyone warned that Homer would always be an "underachiever." But the kitten nobody believed in quickly grew into a three-pound dynamo with a giant heart who eagerly made friends with every human who crossed his path. Homer scaled seven-foot bookcases with ease, survived being trapped alone for days after 9/11 in an apartment near the World Trade Center, and even saved Gwen's life when he chased off an intruder who broke into their home in the middle of the night. But it was Homer's unswerving loyalty, his infinite capacity for love, and his joy in the face of all obstacles that transformed Gwen's life. And by the time she met the man she would marry, she realized that Homer had taught her the most valuable lesson of all: Love isn't something you see with your eyes. BONUS: This edition contains a new afterword and an excerpt from Gwen Cooper's Love Saves the Day.