Guide to a Healthy Cat
From the Back Cover
Authoritative, easy-to-follow guidance in giving your cat the best possible careWritten by the former president of the Academy of Feline Medicine and the proprietor of a feline-only veterinary clinic, Guide to a Healthy Cat is the definitive guide to feline well-being. Dr. Elaine Wexler-Mitchell provides the most up-to-date information about cat health, including vaccine recommendations, new therapeutic diets, and the latest treatments for kidney disease. You’ll find everything you need to know about raising a kitten, feeding the finicky feline, grooming for good health, caring for a senior cat, and keeping peace in a multi-cat home. From the scoop on litter boxes to the keys to feline mental health, this user-friendly guide is packed with plain-English explanations and advice to help keep your cat healthy, including:
A thorough discussion of feline disease–how to combat it and manage it
The latest on proper nutrition and the best foods for your cat
Sensible, practical advice on keeping your cat safe from household dangers
Chapters on how to tell if your cat is sick and whether it’s an emergency; what the most common veterinary diagnostic tests are and what the results mean; and what items in your medicine cabinet are safe to give to your cat–and which ones are not
Information on what you can catch from your cat and how to control allergies to cats
The latest developments in keeping cats flea-free
A glossary of veterinary and cat terms
Guide to a Healthy Cat gives you all the knowledge and tools you need to understand your cat and his or her health needs–and provide the best care.
About the Author
ELAINE WEXLER-MITCHELL, DVM, is the owner and originator of The Cat Care Clinic in Orange, California. She is a former president of the Academy of Feline Medicine and served on the board of The American Association of Feline Practitioners. Wexler-Mitchell is board certified in feline practice and is a member of various veterinary organizations, including AVMA, AAHA, SCVMA, and the CVMA. She is a contributing editor to Cat Fancy magazine and writes the "Ask the Vet" column.