Item description for Your Older Cat: A Complete Guide to Nutrition, Natural Health Remedies, and Veterinary Care by Susan Easterly...
Safe preventive care for a long and healthy life
You probably feel that you know everything your cat needs -- plenty of food, frequent naps, and lots of love! Cats heal quickly and take excellent care of themselves, but as they age, they do need owners to pay special attention to their health and behavior. Creating a balanced diet, encouraging regular exercise, and providing good health care will ensure that your cat enjoys every one of his nine lives.
Your Older Cat shows how to extend your cat's active years and explains the special health issues for an aging cat. Divided into five sections, this practical guide discusses:
HOW TO RECOGNIZE THE ONSET OF OLD AGE
READING YOUR CAT FOR SIGNS OF ILLNESS
BECOMING A PARTNER IN YOUR CAT'S HEALTH CARE -- FROM
VETERINARY CARE TO PET HEALTH INSURANCE
PREVENTION 101: TIPS ON DIET, GROOMING, NUTRITIONAL
SUPPLEMENTS, AND EXERCISE
AFFORDABLE AND EFFECTIVE NATURAL TREATMENTS FOR AGING CATS, INCLUDING ACUPUNCTURE, MASSAGE, HERBS, AND HOMEOPATHY
Plus, readers will find handsome color photos, informative sidebars for quick reference, and an extensive resource section.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.9" Width: 7" Height: 0.7" Weight: 0.8 lbs.
Release Date Jul 31, 2002
ISBN 0743224558 ISBN13 9780743224550
Reviews - What do customers think about Your Older Cat: A Complete Guide to Nutrition, Natural Health Remedies, and Veterinary Care?
Good book. You can tell the author genuinely cares about cats. Mar 28, 2007
I hesitate to give any item 5 stars--indeed a search will show most of my reviews give mixed or low marks to products. I would have preferred to give it a 4.5, but if between a 4 or 5, I will give it the extra notch.
Overall, the book is not just useful health information on elderly kitties, it is also an homage to them. It attempts to take the reader into an understanding of the difficulties elderly cats face, and how not just to recognize and treat them, but also how to give them a better quality of life and more happiness.
If you want a medical veterinary guide, this book is not in-depth enough. If you want a good guide on elder kitty care and what to do in emergencies to give your cat enough time to get to the vet, this is a good book.
A terrific & moving book. Jun 21, 2006
Not only is this book full of vital information & guidlines, it emphatically displays this author's true love & respect for cats. It's full of beautiful & touching pictures of cats. It is also very orgzanized in its format. I liked this author so much that I am ordering another one of her books. This is the best book I have read on cats, yet.
Gets right to the point Oct 13, 2005
Easterly isn't just a sensitive and knowledgeable writer. She's certainly that, but instead of offering up merely entertaining anecdotes and wistful musings, she gets into the helpful details straightaway. The book is slim and beautifully designed, and the photos and illustrations are easy on the eyes, all of which lends an effective visual frame to Easterly's excellent data and advice.
This isn't a cute-kitty book. Those who are committed companions of older felines will find a wealth of compassionately practical and useful information in this terrific book. Highly recommended.
Great Book for Caring Cat Owners Nov 13, 2003
This is a great book for caring cat owners. It starts out explaining the aging process in cats, which is NOT as simple as the "seven cat years for one human year" formula we used to hear. There's information about preventative care, first aid, age-related problems, and - of course - the final decision you may have to make for your cat. There's even information about grief and mourning, both yours and that of other cats you may have.
"Your Older Cat" is full of photos, charts, graphs, sidebars, and other materials that make this an easily accessible book. Cats are not complainers, and if you have trouble figuring out when your cat is in pain, Easterly's book will help.
This is not some thick, academic tome. It's a well-written, easily-read book you can turn to when you're worried. Or you can pick it up and enjoy the beautiful photos of cats. There's also a great resource section, with books, magazines, videos, and organizations listed.
Great cat book - even if your cats aren't old Oct 3, 2002
"Your Older Cat" by Susan Easterly is for every cat owner. Even if your cats aren't old, you should read this book. It provides state-of-the-art cat advice... techniques that most people haven't heard about yet that can help prevent problems in later years. And it gives comprehensive, compassionate advice for dealing with older cats. Very well written and organized, beautiful pictures and great design, "Your Older Cat" is fun and easy to read. I recommend it highly for yourself and others.