PRACTICAL CAT MANAGEMENT by G.N. Officer

PRACTICAL CAT MANAGEMENT

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Though not a complete cat-care guide, this British import does offer more practical advice on certain aspects of cat care, and some unique and not-readily-obtainable information on establishing a cat boarding or rescue facility. Officer--who lives with nine cats of her own--gives explicit directions on ""cattery"" management, down to what dimensions to build enclosures, how to select and apply disinfectants, and how to maintain proper records. She also provides sound, clear information on first-aid and the prevention and treatment of common feline infections and diseases, as well as tips on giving medications, adopting strays, finding missing cats, neutering, and introducing a cat to a new home. The nutrition section, however, falls short of the mark: Officer recommends feeding raw meat, which many may find inappropriate and impractical. And the use of British brand names and phrasings (such as feeding a cat ""a crystal of washing soda"" as a poison antidote) may prove confusing to the American reader, and thus potentially dangerous. Useful, then, as a reference for those interested in setting up a boarding establishment, and as an adjunct to more complete cat-care manuals, such as Stephen Kritsick's Tender Loving Cat Care (1986).

Pub Date: Jan. 1st, 1987
Publisher: Michael Joseph--dist. by Viking