The American Animal Hospital Association Encyclopedia of Cat Health and Care

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9780688147709: The American Animal Hospital Association Encyclopedia of Cat Health and Care

Prepared by the premier authority on veterinary medicine, The American Animal Hospital Association Encyclopedia of Cat Health and Care is the only resource needed for cat owners who want to provide the very best care. Three books in one, the volume includes information on cat breeds, cat care, and a health encyclopedia. 32 color photos. 98 line drawings.

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Ambitious in scope, this book purports to be three books in one: a guide to cat breeds, a cat-care handbook, and a comprehensive cat-health encyclopedia. Unfortunately, the cat-breed guide omits many of the less popular breeds, is not illustrated, and does not mention health problems that may be associated with particular breeds. The section on general cat care is relatively brief and most readers needing advice on cat behavior would be better served by one of the many general cat-care and cat-psychology books available. The extremely short section on vaccinations does not list many of the common vaccinations given to cats. The book's main usefulness lies in the health encyclopedia. This section is divided into chapters listing various maladies. For each ailment listed, a general description of the malady is given as well as a rundown of its symptoms and treatments. Descriptions of treatment tend to be extremely brief, and some simply state that a veterinarian should be consulted. The book covers much of the same ground as The Cornell Book of Cats: A Comprehensive Medical Reference for Every Cat & Kitten (Villard: Random, 1989), so libraries owning that more detailed and comprehensive volume may wish to skip this.?Stacy Pober, Manhattan Coll. Libs., Riverdale, N.Y.
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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To match its similarly titled sourcebook on canine care, the American Animal Hospital Association (representing the nation's small-animal veterinary practitioners) set journalist Sussman to work on facts about felines. The book's first section reviews cat breeds and behaviors, sketching the history and describing the appearance and personality of 25 long- and shorthair breeds and offering comments on domestic cats' intelligence, vocalization, body language, touch, smell, and social behavior. A middle section offers detailed advice for owners on caring for their pets throughout their life cycles, while the final (longest) section spells out causes, symptoms, treatments, and, where applicable, preventive measures for several hundred conditions and diseases. The AAHA Encyclopedia includes an alphabetical "Signs and Symptoms" list, cross-referenced to appropriate reading; chapters on problems common to male cats, female cats, and kittens; a first-aid guide for emergency treatment and poison control; and helpful illustrations. Mary Carroll

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