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Kittens For Dummies

Kittens For Dummies

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by Dusty Rainbolt
     
 

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Who can resist the charm of a kitten, those energetic, curious creatures whose cuteness factors fall somewhere between adorable and irresistible? But as animal shelters across the country can attest, those enchanting balls of fluff quickly mature into full-grown cats with their own requirements for healthy, happy lives.

Kittens For Dummies is your source

Overview

Who can resist the charm of a kitten, those energetic, curious creatures whose cuteness factors fall somewhere between adorable and irresistible? But as animal shelters across the country can attest, those enchanting balls of fluff quickly mature into full-grown cats with their own requirements for healthy, happy lives.

Kittens For Dummies is your source for understanding what you can expect if you decide to welcome a high energy and high maintenance four-legged friend into your home. You'll not only figure out if you're ready to fit a kitty into your lifestyle, but also how to go about

  • Adopting or buying the right kitten for you
  • Making sure your home is kitten-proof
  • Introducing your new pet to children and other pets
  • Preventing and treating feline illnesses
  • Dealing with behavioral issues
  • Rescuing an orphaned kitten

Books abound about kitten care. Unlike many of them – those that seem to require a veterinary medicine degree to figure out – Kittens For Dummies explains everything in plain, everyday English. And like the subject itself, this handy reference is full of fun. In entertaining, informative language, the friendly guide gives you the real deal on

  • Doling out plenty of love, attention, and patience
  • Deciding whether kitty will be allowed to explore the outdoors
  • Making your kitten comfy with the right supplies and accessories
  • Knowing how often to ring the dinner bell
  • Recognizing emergencies that call for quick trips to the veterinarian
  • Locating qualified caretakers when you travel
  • Nurturing kitty into adulthood

 Before you take the giant leap into kitten ownership – a wonderful and sometimes chaotic world – check out the expert advice in a resource that's bound to become as constant a companion as your purr-fect pet.

Editorial Reviews

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"A huge amount of information."  (Birmingham Post, Monday 19th November 2007)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764541506
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/22/2003
Series:
For Dummies Series
Pages:
344
Sales rank:
531,186
Product dimensions:
6.18(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.75(d)

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Meet the Author

Dusty Rainbolt is Product Reviewer for Catnip, former Product Editor for Whole Cat Journal, and an award-winning writer. She became involved in kitten rescue in 1986 when she cared for an abandoned pregnant cat. She found homes for mom and the kittens but kept her two favorites: Chani and Wretched. She had no idea that one act of kindness would later bless her with a career writing about cats. She and her husband, Weems, have been raising orphans ever since. In a small way they also helped elevate the Turkish Van breed to championship status in the Cat Fanciers' Association.

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Kittens For Dummies 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great beginner book for getting a kitten. This book deals with all of the information you need for your first kitten adoption. What to look for in a healthy kitten, setting up a safe room, food and litter choices, and medical care.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
That is what i thought when i got my new cat! I had no idea what to do. This book has given me suchgreat advice and the table of contets make it easy to find stuff quickly. This is a great book for everyone with new kittens. I advice a new cat to everyone!
Annette Wang More than 1 year ago
The best book with a wealth ofknowledge that has been shared thru this encyclopedia of knowledge. I reccomend this 100%.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Dusty has covered all the aspects of rescuing and raising kittens in an easy to read and often humorous book. Last spring I volunteered to help a local kitten rescue group out in a pinch with a couple of kittens and eventually ended up caring for 13 cute little guys and girls (from 5 different litters) over about 6-7 months. I received Dusty's book as a thank you gift from the cat rescue group leader for Christmas... boy did I wish I had known about it earlier... It covered lots of issues I had to learn about the hard way. I am even looking forward to this year's kitten season now that I am armed with new knowledge courtesy of Kittens for Dummies! Even if you think you know about all about the care of cats and kittens, you will find the information in this book current and valuable. Dusty provides useful and easily understandable information on medications, emergency care, behavior problems, and much, much more. It is an excellent volume to have in your home reference library because you never know when a lost or orphaned feline will arrive on your doorstep!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its a well written informative book, but i really disagree with the part about letting your cat outside. Outdoor cats do NOT only live 7 years, in fact, ive had an outdoor cat that lived for 18 years. And in human years too. If you are getting a kitten, i would reccomend this book, but keep in mind that a bit of the thing written whernt based on fact, but opinion.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A brown tom with black paws and green eye pads in and a loose green collar the exact color of his eyes. "Hello. My name is Ant. I need a mate." He say then goes over to the twoleg and purrs and rubbs against her leg.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hey 'Fluffy' can you go to the sparkclan camp and see if Moonflower responded to my message? Thanks! -Eagleclaw
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I ambritish
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I AM NOT A DUMMY? I HAVE AN " A " IN EVER ON OF MY CLASSES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had an outdoor cat her name was tiger she only lived 3 years*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
ALL MY PERCHASES HAVE BEEN ACCURATE AND SPEEDY DELIVERY SERVICE.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Eats fish he caught.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
... Anf post all th people or cats u rp.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The girl at my school called kaitlyn has giant boobs do u has them two? -sincerly the sinister stalker (say ht five times fast)