Kittens For Dummies [NOOK Book]

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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 for understanding what you can expect if you decide to welcome a high energy and high maintenance four-legged friend into your...

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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.

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Editorial Reviews

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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118068953
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/27/2011
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 236,399
  • File size: 27 MB
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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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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: Your Companion for Life.

Chapter 1: Getting the Lowdown on Owning a Kitten.

Chapter 2: Choosing the Right Kitten for You.

Chapter 3: Buying a Registered Kitten.

Chapter 4: Adopting a Random-Bred or Special Needs Kitten.

Part II: Preparing for and Bringing Home Your Kitten.

Chapter 5: Making Your Kitten Comfy.

Chapter 6: Welcome Home, Kitty!

Chapter 7: Providing a Meal Fit for a Kitten King.

Part III: Caring for Your Kitten.

Chapter 8: Out of Harm’s Way: Ensuring Your Kitten’s Safety.

Chapter 9: Recognizing Common Illnesses and Diseases.

Chapter 10: An Ounce of Prevention.

Chapter 11: Cleanliness Is Next to Catliness.

Chapter 12: I’m Leaving on a Jet Plane: What Should I Do?

Part IV: Kitten Psychology: Understanding Your Furry Friend.

Chapter 13: What Did You Meow? Understanding Felinese.

Chapter 14: Managing Behavior Problems.

Chapter 15: Keeping Your Kitten Entertained and Out of Trouble.

Part V: Welcoming the Unplanned Kitten.

Chapter 16: Rescuing an Older Kitten in Need.

Chapter 17: Critical Care for Orphans.

Chapter 18: Combating Health and Behavior Concerns Common to Orphans.

Chapter 19: All Grown Up: What Should I Do?

Part VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 20: Ten Common Kitten Emergencies and How to Deal with Them.

Chapter 21: Ten Ways to Bond with Your Kitten.

Index.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2005

    A 'Must Have' book for kitten raisers

    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!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 15, 2013

    Good information

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2013

    Ok

    I had an outdoor cat her name was tiger she only lived 3 years*

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2013

    Its ok

    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.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 10, 2012

    What do i do?

    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!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 9, 2011

    Fantastic

    The best book with a wealth ofknowledge that has been shared thru this encyclopedia of knowledge. I reccomend this 100%.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 13, 2013

    F.Y.I.

    I AM NOT A DUMMY? I HAVE AN " A " IN EVER ON OF MY CLASSES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted November 13, 2013

    Owwwwwww!!!!!!!

    I ambritish

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2012

    EXCELLENT SERVICE AND FAST DELIVERY

    ALL MY PERCHASES HAVE BEEN ACCURATE AND SPEEDY DELIVERY SERVICE.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2012

    To kaitlyn

    The girl at my school called kaitlyn has giant boobs do u has them two? -sincerly the sinister stalker (say ht five times fast)

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    Posted April 7, 2012

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    Ok

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    Posted April 7, 2012

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    Posted April 5, 2012

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    WE ARE MOVING!!! Go to: furru all results....yes...I mean furru (not a typo)
    Love, Kaitlyn

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 3, 2012

    Go to the TRUTH result two...

    ... Anf post all th people or cats u rp.

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