Book Review- 77 Things to Know Before Getting a Cat

77 Things to Know Before Getting a Cat: The Essential Guide to Preparing Your Family and Home for a Feline Companion
Susan Ewing
Fox Chapel Publishing Company, Incorporated, 2018
192

Get Ready For Your New Best Friend If you're longing for the pitter-patter of four furry feet, you have some homework to do. When new cat owners aren't prepared, it's the cat who suffers, so it's very important to consider all angles of cat care and ownership before making the commitment. This book starts with the process of selecting a suitable cat for your home and lifestyle and goes on to discuss the present and future requirements of feeding, grooming, training, healthcare, and much more to fully educate prospective new cat owners. Inside 77 Things to Know before Getting a Cat: Advice on selecting a kitten or adult cat based on your family, living space, and lifestyle Buying a purebred from a breeder versus adopting from a shelter or rescue group The equipment and supplies you'll need before the cat comes home Getting the cat acclimated to his new environment Feeding, grooming, training, and healthcare for all life stages Keeping your cat safe at home and away Illustrations, charts, and checklists, to help you plan and prepare.

Author Susan M. Ewing brings us a definitive guidebook for keeping a happy and healthy kitty. Detailed and useful information in an easy to follow format, and is chuck full of colorful photos. Big thumbs up.

Susan M. Ewing has written close to a dozen dog books. She writes a bi-weekly pet column for the Post-Journal of Jamestown, New York, and has written for many national cat and dog publications. Winner of a Maxwell Award from the Dog Writers’ Association of America (DWAA), she is a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors, DWAA, and the Cat Writers’ Association, of which she is president.

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