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Cover of: the cat care handbook by Catherine Davidson
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March 2, 2012 | History
Cover of: the cat care handbook by Catherine Davidson

Contributors

  • Publisher
    Quercus Publishing Plc, 21 Bloomsbury Square, London, WC1A 2NS
  • Copyright
    Quercus Publishing Plc
  • Producer
    Ivy Contract
  • Cover Photographs
    Warren Photographic

the cat care handbook
THE COMPLETE GUIDE FOR A HEALTHY, HAPPY AND WELL-TRAINED CAT
First Edition
Catherine Davidson

Published by Quercus in London .
Written in English.

Table of Contents

Introduction 6–9
CHAPTER 1: CAT BEHAVIOUR 10–11
A history of cats 12–13
The garden predator 14–15
The sociable loner 16–17
The need for territory 18–19
Movement and balance 20–21
Cat senses 22–25
How cats communicate 26–29
Decoding the cat 30–33
Keeping clean 34–35
Sleeping 36–37
The mating game 38–39
Mothers and kittens 40–41
CHAPTER 2: CHOOSING A CAT 42–43
Before you get a cat 44–47
Indoor or outdoor cat? 48–49
Kitten or adult? 50–51
One cat or two? 52–53
What type of cat? 54–55
Longhaired or shorthaired? 56–57
Coat patterns 58–59
Coat colours 60–61
Gallery of pedigree cats 62–67
Where to get your cat 68–71
Choosing a healthy cat 72–73
Choosing a happy cat 74–75
Preparing your home 76–77
Preparing the garden 78–79
Bringing your cat home 80–81
When cats first meet 82–83
Introducing a cat to a dog 84–85
CHAPTER 3: BASIC CAT CARE 86–87
Toileting needs 88–89
What litter? 90–91
Creating a happy home 92–93
All about carriers 94–95
Cat identification 96–97
Feeding your cat 98–103
Handling your cat 104–105
Grooming your cat 106–111
Holiday care 112–113
Moving home 114–115
CHAPTER 4: GAMES AND TRAINING 116–117
Play and the cat 118–119
Toys and games 120–123
Setting the rules 124–125
Litter training 126–127
Using a cat flap 128–129
Walking on a leash 130–131
Why cats misbehave 132–133
Toileting problems 134–139
When cats attack 140–141
Cat fights 142–143
Scratching furniture 144–145
Eating plants 146–147
Wool-eating 148–149
Overgrooming 150–151
CHAPTER 5: A HEALTHY CAT 152–153
Choosing a veterinarian 154 –155
Vaccinations 156–157
Neutering your cat 158–159
Routine health checks 160–163
External parasites 164–165
Internal parasites 166–167
Common problems 168–173
Giving medication 174–175
First aid for cats 176–177
Other therapies 178–179
Pregnancy and birth 180–181
Basic kitten care 182–183
The older cat 184–185
When the end comes 186–187
Useful contacts 188–189
Index 190–191
Acknowledgements 192

Edition Notes

Printed and bound in China

Includes index.

Copyright Date 2010

The Physical Object

Format Paperback
Pagination 191 p. : col. ill. ; 20 cm.
Number of pages 195
Dimensions 20.1 x 14.2 x 2 centimeters

ID Numbers

Open Library OL25225007M
ISBN 10 1848660480
ISBN 13 9781848660489, 9781848660755
OCLC/WorldCat 501399458
Google Kc4HTwEACAAJ
Choosebooks 187464610
Paperback Swap 1848660480
Shelfari 18121945
Library Thing 12093291
Goodreads 10196620

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