THE PERFECT CAT BOOK!
More than 86 million pet cats today are kept in forty-five million U.S. households. Now, from one of the most trusted cat care authors of thelast twenty-five years comes the definitive reference for adopting, keeping, and maintaining a healthy, happy cat. CAT FACTS: The Pet Parent's A-to-Z Home Care Encyclopedia is designed to answer all your questions. How do I choose the right cat? What holistic help and preventive care should I give? Why do cats act the way they do, and what cat behavior indicates illness? What constitutes an emergency, and how/when can I safely treat my cat with home care and first aid? Inside you'll find:
- An alphabetical A-to-Z listing, with more than 200 entries, covering everything from abscesses and hairballs to whiskers and zoonosis
- Charts that list symptoms for a particular condition, the corresponding home care or first aid, the comparative veterinarian and holistic treatments, and preventive advice
- A symptoms/conditions table that helps you identify what ailments might be bothering your cat
- Breed-At-A-Glance chart to compare personality, looks, care challenges and other issues when choosing your pedigreed cat
- A comprehensive, easy-to-use index that makes quick reference a snap
- Contact information for dozens of cat organizations and veterinary resources
Accessible, yet comprehensive, CAT FACTS can be used with ease and trust. And doesn't your cat deserve the very best?
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About the Author
Amy addresses a wide range of fun-to-serious issues in her work, covering dog and cat training, behavior, natural and allopathic health care, nutrition, first aid, aging pets, "the bond" and cutting-edge medical topics. In her nonfiction books, she empowers pet lovers by providing the information they need to make informed decisions for their cats and dogs. She specializes in translating "medicalese" into easily understood jargon-free language, making it accessible to all pet lovers. Oh, and she loves bling-icity!
Her work has been honored with over three dozen writing awards and she is a two-time recipient of the "Friskies Writer of the Year" award. Her articles currently appear in the Herald Democrat newspaper, on puppies.About.com and cats.About.com, PetHealthyStore.com and PetSafe.net and she's published several thousand articles and columns during her career. She presents a twice-monthly "Pet Talk" segment at KXII-CBS, hosted the weekly "Pet Peeves" at PetLifeRadio.com and is an expert on Animal Planet DOGS 101 and CATS 101. Sometimes she has time to sleep.
Amy has been featured on ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, and in The Wall Street Journal, USA Weekend, The New York Times, Washington Post, Reader's Digest, Woman's Day, Family Circle, Woman's World, and many other leading newspapers and magazines. She has also been a featured pet care expert on Animal Planet Dogs 101, Cats 101, Petsburgh USA/Disney Channel program, Good Day New York, Fox News: Pet News, NBC Today Show, WGN-Chicago "Pet Central" and "Animal Planet Radio" and many others.
She is an active member of the International Thriller Writers, certified member of International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants, founder and Past President of the Cat Writers' Association, member of the Dog Writers Association of America, and Past President and Honorary Lifetime Member of Oklahoma Writers Federation, Inc. She frequently speaks to groups on a variety of pet-related and writing issues, lectures at veterinary and writer conferences, and conducts training and behavior demonstrations around the country.
She and her husband live with Seren-Kitty the Siamese wannabe, Karma-Kat the delinquent cat, and the enduring inspiration of Magical-Dawg the German Shepherd at Rosemont, their thirteen-acre "spread" in north Texas. Find more information about her work at www.shojai.com and follow her Bling, Bitches & Blood Blog at http://amyshojai.com
Table of Contents
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS pg. 9
ENTRIES A to Z, pgs. 13-514:
ABSCESS, ACNE, ACUPUNCTURE, ADMINISTER MEDICATION, ADOPTION, of CAT by HUMAN, ADOPTION of KITTENS (OTHERS) by CAT, AFFECTION, AGGRESSION, ALLERGIES, ALLERGIES of HUMANS to CATS, ALOOFNESS, ALTER, AMPUTATION, ANAL GLAND PROBLEMS, ANAPHYLAXIS, ANEMIA, ANESTHETIC, ANOREXIA, ANTIFREEZE, AROMATHERAPY, ARRHYTHMIA, ARTHRITIS, ARTIFICIAL RESPIRATION, ASPIRIN TOXICITY, ASTHMA
BAD BREATH, BALANCE, BLEEDING, BLOOD, BLINDNESS, BREED, BREEDING, BURNS
CANCER, CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING, CARDIOMYOPATHY, CARDIOPULMONARY RESUSCITATION (CPR), CARNIVORE, CAR SICKNESS, CATARACT, CAT ASSOCIATIONS, CATNIP, CAT SCRATCH DISEASE (CSD), CESAREAN, CHERRY EYE, CHIROPRACTIC, CHOCOLATE TOXICITY, CHOKING, CLAWS, CLIMBING, COCCIDIOSIS, COGNITIVE DYSFUNCTION SYNDROME, COLITIS, COMMUNICATION, CONSTIPATION, CRYPTORCHID, CUTEREBRA, CYST, CYSTITIS, CYTAUXZOON, CYTOLOGY
DEAFNESS, DECLAWING, DEHYDRATION, DERMATITIS, DIABETES MELLITUS, DIARRHEA, DOMINANCE, DREAMING, DROWNING
EAR MITES, EARS, EATING, ECLAMPSIA (MILK FEVER), ELECTRICAL SHOCK, ELIZABETHAN COLLAR, ENDOSCOPE, ENTERITIS, EOSINOPHILIC GRANULOMA COMPLEX, EPILEPSY, EUTHANASIA, EYES
FALSE PREGNANCY, FEAR, FEEDING, FELINE AIDS, FELINE HEPATIC LIPIDOSIS (FHL), FELINE IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUS (FIV), FELINE INFECTIOUS PERITONITIS (FIP), FELINE ISCHEMIC ENCEPHALOPATHY, FELINE LEUKEMIA VIRUS (FELV), FELINE PANLEUKOPENIA VIRUS (FPV), FELINE PNEUMONITIS (CHLAMYDIOSIS), FELINE RHINOTRACHEITIS, FELINE UROLOGIC SYNDROME (FUS), FERAL,
FLATULENCE, FLEAS, FLOWER ESSENCES, FOOD, FOOD ADDITIVES, FOOD SUPPLEMENTS, FRACTURE, FROSTBITE
GERIATRIC CAT, GIARDIA, GINGIVITIS, GLAUCOMA, GRASS EATING, GRIEF, GROOMING, HAIR, HAIRBALLS, HAIR LOSS, HEART DISEASE, HEARTWORM DISEASE, HEAT (ESTRUS), HEAT STROKE, HEMATOMA, HEMOTROPHIC MYCOPLASMAS, HERBS, HIGH RISE SYNDROME (HRS), HIP DYSPLASIA, HOLISTIC MEDICINE, HOMEOPATHY, HOOKWORMS, HOUSEPLANTS, HAZARDS FROM see POISON, HUMAN-ANIMAL BOND, HUNTING BEHAVIOR, HYPERESTHESIA SYNDROME, HYPERTHERMIA (HEATSTROKE), HYPERTHYROIDISM, HYPOTHERMIA
IBUPROFEN, IDENTIFICATION, IMAGING (CT and MRI), IMMUNE SYSTEM, INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASE, INSECT BITES and STINGS, INTRODUCING PETS
KIDNEY DISEASE, KITTEN, KITTEN SOCIALIZATION, KNEADING
LASER TECHNOLOGY, LICE, LITTER, LITTER BOX, LIVER DISEASE, LOWER URINARY TRACT DISEASE (LUTD), LUNGWORMS
MAMMARY GLANDS, MANGE, MARKING, MASSAGE, MASTITIS, MEGA COLON, MICROFILARIA, MILIARY DERMATITIS, MILK AS FOOD, MUSIC THERAPY
NAIL CLIPPING, NAVIGATION, NEUTERING, NOSE, NUTRIGENOMICS, NUTRITION
OBESITY, OTITIS, OUTDOOR SHELTER
PAIN, PANCREATITIS, PERIODONTAL DISEASE, PERITONITIS, PLAGUE, PLAY, PNEUMONIA, POISON, POISONOUS PLANTS CHARTS, OTHER POISONS CHART, PORCUPINE QUILLS, PULSE, PULSED ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELD (PEMF), PURRING, PYOMETRA
RABIES, READING FOOD LABELS, REPRODUCTION, RESPIRATION, RESPIRATORY DISTRESS, RESTRAINT, RINGWORM, ROUNDWORMS
SALMONELLA, SCRATCHING, SEPARATION ANXIETY, SEXING, SHEDDING, SHOCK, SKIN, SKUNK ENCOUNTERS, SLEEP, SOCIAL STRUCTURE, SOILING, SPAYING, STOMATITIS, STRAY, STRESS, STROKE, STUD TAIL, SUNBURN, SWALLOWED OBJECTS, SWEAT GLANDS
TAPEWORMS, TEETH, TETANUS, TICKS, TOM, TONGUE, TOUCH, TOXOPLASMOSIS, TRAINING, TRAVELING, TRICHOMONIASIS
ULCER, ULTRASOUND, UNTHRIFTY, UPPER RESPIRATORY INFECTION (URI), UVEITIS
VACCINATIONS, VESTIBULAR SYNDROME, VOMITING
WALKING DANDRUFF, WEANING, WHISKERS, WOOL SUCKING, WORMS
X-RAY, XYLITOL POISONING
YELLOW FAT DISEASE (STEATITIS)
APPENDIX A: CAT ASSOCIATIONS and BREEDS AT A GLANCE pg. 516
APPENDIX B: RESOURCES pg. 521
APPENDIX C: SYMPTOMS and CONDITIONS CHART pg. 527
INDEX pg. 536