- Paperback: 304 pages
- Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin (2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0312358024
- ISBN-13: 978-0312358020
- Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 7.5 x 0.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (173 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #416,735 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Your Cat Simple New Secrets to a Longer, Stronger Life Paperback – 2008
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Dr. Hodgkins' book has, thankfully, changed all that. As a lay person, I've spent years now running a website on cat nutrition and steadily beating a noisy drum to draw attention to the folly of feeding the carnivores we choose to live with foods that have no relationship to what Mother Nature intended. It's been fabulous having the support of so many people, but I've longed for -- for years -- to have a book out there by a real, live veterinarian that spoke the truth about the dangers of feeding dry food to cats and articulated precisely how it is that so very many feline diseases are entirely avoidable if we simply get the diet right.
This book is a dream come true. Aside from the wonderful, easy-to-understand style with which Dr. Hodgkins writes, it's jam packed with answers to the questions that so many of us have sought for years. Personally, I'm especially thrilled with the emphasis throughout the book on nutrition, as that really is the brick and mortar of health for cats. It's been astonishing to me over the years to see veterinary clinics fill up with more and more patients and more and more oversized bags of meat-flavored cereal (i.e., prescription dry food), with no one sitting up and taking notice of the relationship. Dr. Hodgkins' book is an extraordinarily welcome breath of fresh air.Read more ›
Finally, a book that breaks it to the public that most commercial cat foods are recipes for obesity, irritable bowel disease and diabetes. Dr. Hodgkins explains how to evaluate a commercial cat food and how to choose a food that will promote a long and healthy life. Your cat's diet is fundamental to health - and as a specialized obligate carnivore, the cats' unique dietary needs are explained in this book.
Dr. Hodgkins presents open-minded and logical discussions of choices that every cat guardian must make, such as indoors only or to allow your cat outside, how to choose a veterinarian, and a detailed discussion of common feline diseases and how to PREVENT them before they occur.
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Excellent source of information for your cat. I'ts easy to read and provides excellent advice.Published 22 days ago by P. Yancey
A must read for every cat parent, not cat owner.
There is a difference.
I will be bringing home my very first kitten in a couple of short weeks. I ordered this book in hopes of learning as much as I could about taking care of my new little fur baby, so... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
This book contains invaluable information about our cats, particularly their diet. Main message: lay off the dried cat food and give them canned cat food with as little carb... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Carolyn Berets
If you have a cat this is a must read. What you need to know to keep your cat healthy.Published 3 months ago by Kay Ruf