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On Wednesday, I introduced you to Laura Cassiday, who is taking over our Ask the Cat Behaviorist column. Today, I’d like to tell you about Laura’s book, The Complete Guide to Adopting a Cat.

This comprehensive guide covers every aspect of the adoption process, from choosing the right cat for your home and your lifestyle to bringing your new cat home to hopefully preventing, but also dealing with possible behavior and health issues.

Laura covers

  • Choosing the correct cat for your home and lifestyle
  • What to do if you’ve found a stray cat or kittens
  • Becoming a cat foster parent
  • Bringing your new cat home: supplies, safe spaces, and introductions
  • Cat nutrition
  • Grooming and shedding
  • Cat health care
  • Troubleshooting problems
  • Playtime and enrichment
  • Senior Cat care

and so much more.

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Laura’s writing style is conversational and fun to read, and the book is well laid out and organized. In addition to Laura’s own wealth of knowledge, the book features expert advice from other cat care professionals. And of course, there are lots of wonderful photos of cats!

This is the most comprehensive guide I’ve seen on  the topic of cat adoption. Even if you’ve lived with cats for most of your life, you’ll probably learn a few things that you didn’t know.

The Complete Guide to Adopting a Cat is available from Amazon.

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