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Complete Care for Your Aging Cat Paperback – October 22, 2014
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"Once again Amy has done it! VERY important, useful and valuable information in a concise, easy to read work. Our pets are living longer--and with this interesting and complete book--healthier lives. If you have a middle aged to older pet, this book is a Must Have!" --Dr. Jim Humphries, Veterinarian, Contributing Editor to CBS's The Early Show, and National Veterinary Spokesperson
From the Author
That's why I wrote COMPLETE CARE FOR YOUR AGING CAT. Even 20 or 30 years wouldn't be enough time to spend with a beloved feline--and we want a pets' golden years to be as happy as possible. So the book contains actionable advice. It's not simply a "go to the vet" book, although that of course is important. I want to empower you to recognize both healthy cat and problem cat issues, learn how to help your kitty yourself, and promote a positive pet partnership with your other care-givers including the vet.
This book is a companion volume to COMPLETE CARE FOR YOUR AGING DOG, which covers old-age issues for your canine companion. At the other end of the spectrum, I've also written COMPLETE KITTEN CARE and COMPLETE PUPPY CARE, part of my list of 30+ pet care titles.
More About the Author
Amy addresses a wide range of fun-to-serious issues in her work, covering dog and cat training, behavior, natural and allopathic health care, nutrition, first aid, aging pets, "the bond" and cutting-edge medical topics. In her nonfiction books, she empowers pet lovers by providing the information they need to make informed decisions for their cats and dogs. She specializes in translating "medicalese" into easily understood jargon-free language, making it accessible to all pet lovers. Oh, and she loves bling-icity!
Her work has been honored with over three dozen writing awards and she is a two-time recipient of the "Friskies Writer of the Year" award. Her articles currently appear in the Herald Democrat newspaper, on puppies.About.com and cats.About.com, PetHealthyStore.com and PetSafe.net and she's published several thousand articles and columns during her career. She presents a twice-monthly "Pet Talk" segment at KXII-CBS, hosted the weekly "Pet Peeves" at PetLifeRadio.com and is an expert on Animal Planet DOGS 101 and CATS 101. Sometimes she has time to sleep.
Amy has been featured on ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, and in USA Weekend, The New York Times, Washington Post, Reader's Digest, Woman's Day, Family Circle, Woman's World, and many other leading newspapers and magazines. She has also been a featured pet care expert on Animal Planet Dogs 101, Cats 101, Petsburgh USA/Disney Channel program, Good Day New York, Fox News: Pet News, NBC Today Show, WGN-Chicago "Pet Central" and "Animal Planet Radio" and many others.
She is an active member of the International Thriller Writers, certified member of International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants, founder and Past President of the Cat Writers' Association, member of the Dog Writers Association of America, and Past President and Honorary Lifetime Member of Oklahoma Writers Federation, Inc. She frequently speaks to groups on a variety of pet-related and writing issues, lectures at veterinary and writer conferences, and conducts training and behavior demonstrations around the country.
She and her husband live with Seren-Kitty the Siamese wannabe, Magical-Dawg the German Shepherd, and other assorted critters at Rosemont, their thirteen-acre "spread" in north Texas. Find more information about her work at www.shojai.com and follow her Bling, Bitches & Blood Blog at http://amyshojai.com
Top Customer Reviews
I also think it's fascinating to know that there are certain conditions found in specific breeds. This would help anyone who would want to acquire a cat in the future to be informed about everything they would need to know about the breed they're considering.
Huge kudos to Amy Shojai for writing "Caring For Your Aging Cat."
The Kitty Sitter
This book is a must read for all people who cherish their cats and want to make their cats' golden years more comfortable.
Amy Shojai is an author with a heart, as well as a brain. Her books reflect her love and passion for the animals in our lives, while giving us the advice we need to keep them healthy and happy.
Amy Shojai's Complete Care for Your Aging Cat was first published in 2003 and quickly became the "old cat bible." However, seven years is a long time when you're talking about health related topics. This newly released edition has been updated to reflect changes in veterinary medicine and includes a wealth of resources about treatment options, products and research, complete with links to websites when appropriate. The e-book version of the book includes hotlinks to relevant information.
This book is an invaluable resource for cat owners. Shojai covers basic information on how age affects your cat's body in great detail. She explains how to look for changes that might signal health problems in older cats (for an excerpt, read Amy's guest post Caring for Your Older Cat). She discusses home nursing care to help older cats through various health issues, and presents advanced care options and how to make informed choices, including a section on making end of life decisions which is presented with great sensitivity, yet covers all the facts a cat owner needs to know when faced with this difficult choice.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Didn't find this book to be what I was looking for. Sort of depressing without being helpful about how to take care of an aging cat.Published 5 months ago by Susan Parker
You have your cat. You love your cat. You are concerned about the health of your cat and want to be on the lookout for changes as your cat ages. Read morePublished on September 17, 2012 by Reader B
I bought this book about eight years ago before my cats were even close to being seniors, and I'm glad I did. Read morePublished on November 26, 2010 by Dances With Cats