Comprehensive Health Care for Cats

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9781559717847: Comprehensive Health Care for Cats

With their independent personality, grace, cleanliness and subtle displays of affection, the popularity of cats as pets continues to grow. COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH CARE FOR CATS is a practical guide written to help the increasing number of cat owners understand and care for their feline friends. This information-filled book is one of the most comprehensive and practical guides to cat health care on the market. It describes the symptoms, causes and treatments of many of the most common medical problems with cats. In addition to identifying ailments, tips are given for actions and treatments you can take to help your pet. The book is illustrated with over 100 photographs, as well as handy boxes that show, at-a-glance, the likely cost of treatment, how urgently it should be sought from your vet and how to diagnose conditions. In addition to diagnosing common ailments, the book also includes information on homeopathic remedies, treatments and advice on general health care to prevent ailments from recurring. The book includes advice on problems common in cats, such as breathing difficulties, fractures, skin infections and irritations and more. It includes a handy, at-a-glance first aid section, and covers the most important ways to keep your cat healthy through a balanced diet, and offers a complete range of diets for all stages and lifestyles of a cat. Although it cannot take the place of a qualified vet, this book will certainly help reduce the amount of time you spend in the vet's waiting room.

Here's why every cat lover should own this book:

**It's written by expert veterinarians
**It's the most comprehensive cat health care book on the market
**You'll be able to identify common ailments, from minor to life-threatening
**It covers health maintenance issues for the entire life span of the pet
**Provides a wealth of information at an affordable price
**There's a great at-a-glance first aid section
**You can cut down on costly visits to the vet

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Written by James McKay with contributions from a team of consulting animal care specialists, Comprehensive Health Care for Cats covers everything from the fundamentals of emergency first aid treatment to flea spraying. What really separates this guide from the rest is its ease of use. The book offers a tremendous amount of medical information, but presents it in a manner that is easy to read and understand. Paragraphs are kept short and to the point, with large print headlines helping your eyes to easily scan the page for pertinent information in an emergency situation.

Every disease description includes symptoms, underlying causes, owner action, medical treatment, expected cost of care, and a useful urgency indicator, which is a small colored box that informs you whether a veterinarian should be seen immediately, soon, or not at all. The inclusion of the approximate costs involved in each treatment is an unusual addition and one that can help with planning when you're confronted with a potentially serious illness. In Comprehensive Health Care for Cats, you'll find the information you need to feel secure in the face of any health problem that may arise in your kitty. The veterinarian is sure to thank you, even if the cat, as always, takes you for granted. --Jill Lightner

About the Author:

Author James McKay is a Fellow of the Society of London and Former Chief Executive of the National Federation of Zoos. A professional lecturer and Director of the National Ferret School, he is a regular contributor to All About Dogs, All About Cats, and Wild About Animals. He has also written a new book, published by Creative Publishing international, called COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH CARE FOR DOGS

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