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·     K.I.S.S. Guide to Cat Care, Steve Duno*

·    Pets: Part of the family, the total care guide for all the pets of your life*, by the editors of Pets Part of the Family Books (it features Gary Burghoff, Radar of M.A.S.H.)

·     Hiss and tell, true stories from the files of a Cat shrink*, Pam Johnson-Bennett

·      Think like a cat, How to raise a well-adjusted Cat, Not a sour puss*, Pam Johnson-Bennett

·    Cat vs. cat*, keeping peace when you have more than one cat, Pam Johnson-Bennett

·     The character of cats, the origins, intelligence, behavior, and stratagems of felis silvestris catus*, Stephen Budiansky

·     The Feline Mystique, on the Mysterious Connection between Women and Cats*, Clea Simon

·    Pet Care in the New Century, cutting-edge medicine for dogs and cats*, Amy D. Shojai

·      The Encyclopedia of the cat, 1000 pictures, every breed*, Michael Pollard

·     Cooking for Cats, the best recipes for felix, Orlando and the rest*, Elisabeth Meyer zu Stieghorst-Kastrup

·     A Chicken Soup for the Cat & Dog Lover's Soul: Celebrating Pets as Family with Stories about Cats, Dogs and Other Critters* by Jack Canfield.

·     Chicken Soup for the Cat Lover’s soul*, Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Marty Becker, D.V.M., Carol Kline and Amy D. Shojai

·     Guide to a well-behaved cat, a sound approach to cat training*, Phil Maggitti

·     Coddle your Cat, How to pamper your kitty in style – practical projects to prove you care*, Lorenz books

·     Complete Cat Care, the essential guide to looking after your pet*, Alan Edwards

·   You’re ok, your cat’s ok*, Marcus Schneck, Jill Caravan

·  The Nine Emotional Lives of Cats: A Journey Into the Feline Heart** by Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson

·    Cats I Have Known and Loved by Pierre Berton (I really enjoyed reading this one)***

·       The Comfort of Cats by Pamela Wallin ***(good read)

·      Cat Owner's Manual by Bruce Fogle*

·       The Well Cat Book, The Classic Comprehensive Handbook of Cat Care*, Terri McGinnis & Pat L. Stewart

·       Desmond Morris, Catwatching and Catlore*

·       Emergency Procedures for the Small Animal Veterinarian, by Signe J. Plunkett DVM***

·       The Holistic Animal Handbook, A guidebook to nutrition, health and communication*, Kate Solisti-Mattelon and Patrice Mattelon

·       Foods Pet Die For*, Ann. N. Martin

·       Dr. Pitcairn’s Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs and Cats*

·       101 Essential tips for Cat care*

·       Meow Chow, Hearty Recipes for Happy Cats, Julia Szabo*

·       Understanding your cat, an illustrated guide to understanding your cat’s behaviour*

·       The Complete Cat Book, Paddy Cutts*

·       The Cat and the Curmudgeon, Cleveland Amory*

·       The Cat who came for Christmas, Cleveland Amory*

·       The Mammoth Book of Cats, edited by Mark Bryant*

·       Fun Facts about Cats, Richard Taregrossa*

·       Cat Tales, Classic stories from favorite writers, Robin Upward*

·       Roger Caras’ Treasury of Great Cat Stories*

·       The Literary Companion to Cats, Clare Boylan*

·       A Cat is watching, Roger A. Caras*

·       The best pet name book ever, Barron’s*

·       Cat stories, James Herriot*

·       The Cats’ Book Of Romance, Kate Ledger*

·       Cat Christmas, BK Kilban Illustrations*

·       Cats, a guide to creature comforts, James Croft*

·       Reigning cats and dogs, A history of pets at court since the renaissance*, Katherine Macdonagh

·       A Victorian celebration of Parlor Cats*, Cynthis Hart, John Grossman and Josephine Banks

·       Know your cat, an owner's guide to cat behavior*, Bruce Fogle, D.V.M.

·       101 Questions your cat would ask its vet*, Bruce Fogle, D.V.M. 

·       Cat Confidential The book your cat would want you to read, Vicky Halls*

·      Complete Care For Your Aging Cat, Amy D. Shojai*

 

  

 

Legend:

·       * own

·       ** read, but would like to own

·       *** would like to own

 

 Recommended Reading List for those who are dealing with the grief of a pet:

Adamec, Christine (1996) When your pet dies. Dealing with your grief and helping your children. New York: Berkley Books.

Foster-Morgan, K (1996) Sunflower Mountain. Toronto: Sunflower Productions (Children's book)

Harris, E.L. (1996) Pet Loss. A spiritual guide. St. paul, MN: Llewellyn Publications

Nieberg, H.A. & Fisher, A. (1982) Pet loss: A thoughtful guide for adults and children. New York: Harper & Row

Peterson, L. (1997) Surviving the heartbreak of choosing death for your pet: your personal guide for dealing with pet euthanasia. New York: Greentree Publishing

 

Magazines:

Cat Fancy

Cats Magazine, is the shopping guide for animal lovers

Cats & Kittens

Animal Fair

Animal Wellness


 

 

My wish list:

 The Complete Cats in the sun, Kittens in the sun, and the rest of the Hans Silvester series

Feline Behavior by Bonnie Beaver

Shadow Cats: Tales from New York City's Animal Underground
by Janet Jensen

Shelter Cats by Karen Commings

The Stray Cat Handbook by Tamara Kreuz

The Illustrated Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats
by T S Eliot

If Only They Could Speak: Stories About Pets and Their People by Nicholas H. Dodman

Updated: April 13, 2006

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I often visit the local goodwill near my office and have found some really great cat books cheap.

Or I go to used book stores...

sometimes I borrow from the library to test run the book, to see if I like it.

Or I just buy it new at @ www.indigo.ca. Either in person or through their website.

 

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