The definitive cat encyclopedia – a comprehensive visual guide to all the main recognized cat breeds of the world: from the exotic longhaired Persian to the unusual hairless Sphynx; the ever-popular Shorthair to the tailless Manx; and the rarer breeds such as the Singapura, Ocicat, Bengal and Japanese Bobtail
Fascinating descriptions of each breed include essential information on grooming needs, as well as insights into each breed’s typical character and temperament
Expert and comprehensive advice on how to care for your cat,
with step-by-step photographic demonstrations
Guidelines on where to acquire and how to choose the right cat for your home environment, routine care, feeding and nutrition, grooming, breeding and showing, as well as health care and essential first aid
Features the very latest expert research and advice, and the most up-to-date coverage of contemporary cat breeds
Over 700 specially commissioned photographs
This comprehensive reference book brings together in one volume the latest veterinary-approved advice on cat care and the most up-to-date coverage of the world’s cat breeds.
Part one, Caring for Your Cat, opens with a brief history of the cat, from wild predator to domestic friend, and goes on to cover in detail every important topic that any responsible owner needs to be aware of. There is advice on buying and choosing a cat, inoculations for kittens,
providing a safe environment indoors and out, and choosing all the necessary equipment. There are also major sections on feeding and nutrition, grooming and training, and essential health care. Other topics include boarding and quarantine, breeding and showing, all supported with step-by-step demonstrations.
Part two, The Breeds, is a comprehensive visual encyclopedia of all the main cat breeds, from ever-popular Persians and Shorthairs, Burmese and Siamese to rarer breeds such as the Maine Coon Cat, Ocicat and Ragdoll. Each breed and many of the breed’s colour variations are fully described, with information on important characteristics such as temperament, grooming needs and average size. Non-pedigree cats are also given their space in the roll of honour, as popular and equally beautiful pets.
Throughout, full-colour images accompany the expert text, making this guidebook the perfect reference for cat lovers everywhere.
Alan Edwards has been a judge for three decades with the Governing Council of the Cat Fancy in Great Britain and continues to be a frequent international judge worldwide. Alan’s ex-wife June is also a GCCF and international judge. The Edwards bred British Shorthairs, Oriental Shorthairs, Siamese aand Silver Persians under the prefix “Taliesin” which was granted to them in 1970.
Trevor Turner BvetMed, MRCVS, MCIrb, MABE is a Chief Vet at Crufts. A veterinary surgeon for over 40 years, he also breeds and shows cats and dogs. Retired from general practice, he is a speaker at professional and breed seminars on all aspects of cat care. For his work in the advancement of feline and canine practice he has received awards from the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and the British Small Animal Veterinary Association.
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