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The Cat Owner's Manual (Owner's and Instruction Manual) [Paperback]

By David Brunner, Sam Stall, Paul Kepple (Illustrator) & Jude Buffum (Illustrator)
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At Last! A Beginner’s Guide to Feline Technology
Scratch marks on your furniture. Dead mice on your doorstep. Stray hairs all over your clothes. It’s enough to make you cry out, “Why doesn’t my cat have an owner’s manual?” And now—finally!—she does.   
Through step-by-step instructions and helpful schematic diagrams, The Cat Owner’s Manual explores hundreds of frequently asked questions: Which breeds interface best with dogs? How can I maintain a quality exterior finish? And why does my model always drink from the bathtub? Whatever your concerns, you’ll find the answers here—courtesy of celebrated veterinarian Dr. David Brunner and acclaimed author Sam Stall. Together, they provide plenty of useful advice for both new and experienced cat owners.
A veterinarian for 25 years and operator of Indianapolis’s Broad Ripple Animal Clinic for 22 years, Dr. David Brunner specializes in treating small animals—cats and dogs. His first book was The Dog Owner’s Manual. He has two daughters, Molly and Kendell, two black Labrador retrievers, Lucy and Noel, and a wonderful cat named Mouse. Sam Stall is the coauthor of The Dog Owner’s Manual and The Encyclopedia of Guilty Pleasures. He resides in Indianapolis with his cat (and former animal-shelter inmate), Ted, plus three terrier mixed-breed dogs and his wife, Jami.
Paul Kepple and Jude Buffum are better known as the Philadelphia-based studio Headcase Design. Their work has been featured in many design and illustration publications, such as American Illustration, Communication Arts, and Print. Paul worked at Running Press Book Publishers for several years before opening Headcase in 1998. Both graduated from the Tyler School of Art, where they now teach.

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Item Specifications...

Pages   222
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 1" Width: 5" Height: 7.25"
Weight:   0.76 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Aug 1, 2004
Publisher   Quirk Books
ISBN  1931686874  
ISBN13  9781931686877  

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More About David Brunner, Sam Stall, Paul Kepple & Jude Buffum

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Sam Stall is an author, freelance writer, and former editor of Indianapolis Monthly magazine. He has written more than a dozen books specializing in humor and pop culture, including the South Park episode guides. Sam Stall lives in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Sam Stall currently resides in Indianapolis, in the state of Indiana.

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Great manual, great graphics!  Dec 22, 2007
My roommate owns a cat so I bought this book as a gift for her birthday. She let me borrow it when she was done and I have to say, I learned a lot of cats! The book is very informative but very easy to read. The witty illustrations that accompanied it was just perfect. I also own the Dog manual and enjoy it greatly myself!

If you are looking for an informative book that is easy to read and comprehend, and enjoyable, this is the one for you. It covers practically everything to owning a Cat!
Owners Manual  Nov 21, 2007
A funny and great book for the first time cat owner, or anyone who loves cats.

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Fun To Read  Jun 15, 2007
I read the book from cover to cover - it's an easy read for an informational book. I used it for a good overview and also have a more detailed "reference" book that I refer to if specific problems arise with my cat.
A Rare Success!  Jan 25, 2007
I have come accross many cat books, dog books, and dog or cat books that are written in a funny style. This is one of those rare books that actually manages to succeed in everything it aspires to!

Not only is this book recent (2004), inexpensive, and hillariously written and illustrated, but it has all of the basic information a cat owner would need in an extremely USEFUL format. Man, how I wish I had this book when I first got my cat! It covers all of the questions other books could easily overlook, such as how to hold a cat, proper grooming, socialization, etc.... The format is just so... organized, it's easy to get an idea of where everything is, and the funny mechanical manual format is brilliantly integrated so that it does not interfere with either readability or clarity.

The only deficiency of this book is the lack of detailed medical information. This is not a bad thing in itself, though, as it allows for a shorter, clearer book. I would strongly recommend you to also purchase a veterinarian-written guide to cat health that covers all of the common medical problems. This would allow you access to information about vaccinations, what qualifies as an emergency or needs veterinary attention, and at-home solutions to medical problems without constantly questioning your vet. Such books include "Guide to a Healthy Cat" by Elaine Wexler-Mitchell, DVM (great, recent, inexpensive book - the only lack is that it doesn't go into as much depth as it should because it tries to be easy to understand), "Cat Owner's Home Veterinary Handbook" (a classic, in-depth book about almost every problem you might face - but not very up-to-date as it was written over 10 years ago), or "The Doctor's Book of Home Remedies for Dogs and Cats" (excellent in so many ways, but does not go into problems not treatable at home except to tell you when to take the animal to the vet).
Informative and Funny!  Jan 9, 2007
I picked this book up because I am a cat lover. When I started reading the book I found myself laughing as well as learning things I never knew about the care and training of my cat. It is formatted to read similiar to a automobile manual, which I thought was very humorous as well as a neat way to organize the information. I think it is a great guide for anybody who wants to learn more about the care and detail of having a feline friend.

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