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77 things to know before getting a cat : the essential guide to preparing your family and home for a feline companion / Susan M. Ewing.
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Seventy seven things to know before getting a cat
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9781620082911
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Mount Joy, Pennsylvania : CompanionHouse Books, c2018.

©2018
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223 pages : colour illustrations ; 24 cm
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Includes index.
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Get Ready For Your New Best FriendIf you're longing for the pitter-patter of four furry feet, you have some homework to do. When new cat owners aren't prepared, it's the cat who suffers, so it's very important to consider all angles of cat care and ownership before making the commitment. This book starts with the process of selecting a suitable cat for your home and lifestyle and goes on to discuss the present and future requirements of feeding, grooming, training, healthcare, and much more to fully educate prospective new cat owners.Inside 77 Things to Know before Getting a Cat:Advice on selecting a kitten or adult cat based on your family, living space, and lifestyleBuying a purebred from a breeder versus adopting from a shelter or rescue groupThe equipment and supplies you'll need before the cat comes homeGetting the cat acclimated to his new environmentFeeding, grooming, training, and healthcare for all life stagesKeeping your cat safe at home and awayIllustrations, charts, and checklists, to help you plan and prepare


Table of Contents

Introductionp. 4
Part I Finding Your Feline Friendp. 6
Part II When Kitty Comes Homep. 44
Part III About Cat Behaviorp. 58
Part IV The Litter Boxp. 72
Part V Feeding Your Catp. 78
Part VI Grooming Your Catp. 96
Part VII ABCs of Healthcarep. 104
Part VIII Your Cat and Your Heathp. 144
Part IX Things to Do with Your Catp. 152
Part X Cat-Care Concernsp. 166
Part XI Just for Funp. 186
Part XII Organizations for Cat Peoplep. 210
Indexp. 220
Acknowledgementsp. 223
Photo Creditsp. 224
About the Authorp. 224