Books about Cats
Cats are enchanting and mysterious, here are a few books to help you understand them
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Cat Health Reference Books
You should have at least one good reference text about cat health. Running to MR. Google when there is an emergency is not useful because you have to wade through a lot of nonsense before reaching good advice and it's sometimes hard to tell the difference.
- Cat Owner's Veterinary Handbook.
Veterinary Technician's Daily Reference Guide
Merck Merial Manual for Pet Health
- More basic information, a sort of cat primer
- Alphabetical listing of various cat issues including health. Another good information book.
Cat Behaviour and Training
Cats can be trained. There have been great circus acts with cats. Have a look at this Youtube: Moscow Circus Trained Cats That's good because cats get into bad habits and need to learn. Here are a few from cat behaviourists. These will help you understand why your cat does what it does.
- Think like a Cat, how to raise a well adjusted cat.
- Starting from Scratch, How to Correct Behavior Problems in Adult Cats
- The Domestic Cat, the Biology of its behavior, Understanding rather than Training
- The Cat Whisperer
- The Cat Behavior Answer Book
There is a great deal of controversy these days about cat nutrition. Some cats are not sensitive but other cats can be very sick with the wrong diet. Here are a few suggested books. Beware of quacks, there are a lot of them out there. Don't forget that a cat must have meat, he is an obligate carnivore.
If your cat is bringing up a lot, or has trouble digesting his food or has urinary track crystals, the proper diet might be the answer. Most of these books are serious reference books except for the last one which is a beginner's guide.
- Feline nutrition
- Recipes and Nutrition Information, Some of it is a bit heavy going. Written by a vet.
- Textbook that has Health, Nutrition, and Behaviour included.
- Canine and Feline Nutrition, This is a serious nutrition book!
- The ultimate beginners guide to raising healthy cats for life
There are many stories about cats. Here are a few. Some might even be true!
- Anthology of cat stories from litterature.
- Cat Tales, Children's stories
- James Herriots, Cat Stories
- A street cat named Bob and how he saved my life
- Chicken Soup Book, I Can't Believe my Cat did That
Some Cat Humour
- Henri Le Chat Noir, existential musing
- Art improved by a fat ginger cat.
- I could pee on this, poems
- How to tell if your cat is plotting to kill you.
- Grumpy Cat
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