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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on March 30, 2009
This is a great book for those who have cats, or are thinking about having cats. Even if you have had cats in your family for years, there is something new in it for you. Written by a veterinarian, it is divided into questions and answers. You can read it straight through or jump to the sections you need most. I highly recommend it.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on January 22, 2009
The book is informative and hilarious at the same time. Dr. Lee answers the basic questions and some that I never ever thought about asking including:

- Can I give my cat a breath mint?
- If I see string hanging from my cat's butt, should I pull it?
- Can I get herpes from my cat?

It's a fun and easy to read book book and is a great gift for cat lovers and their friends. I highly recommend it.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on July 30, 2010
After many years of having dogs as my pet-companions, I now have a cat. I went to our local humane society, and adopted a 9 year old female cat. The challenge of owning a dog was just too much for me, as I have gotten older my physical ability has become limited. Our cat is delightful, but I would be at a loss without this book. This book is full of so much important information, and it also contains a good deal of humor. This lady is a veterinarian and an owner of 3 cats, so she knows what it is like, for a cat to live in a home, not just how they act when they visit a veterinarians office.
Well worth buying this book, and having it for a reference,and a bit of humor.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on February 14, 2009
"Being that" (is that even proper english?) I am a dog person who is about to adopt his first cat, I finally purchased this particular book because the author left a good impression on me when she helped my extremely sick dog in the ER at U of MN. Talk about multi-talented....it's not surprising she wrote a book in her spare time since she was the fastest typist I've ever seen.

So the book is very funny as well as providing lots of useful insights into cat ownership. I would never have known that an orange tabby might be the perfect cat for me, and that proper disposal of used dental floss could be a life or death issue.

Apparently most cat owners are single women with untrained boyfriends, as a fair amount of the comedy was aimed at that population, but that didn't put me off at all and I at least cracked a smile at every humorous comment in the book.

Bottom line: I highly recommend this book, especially for people who are not already cat experts. Now I can't wait to adopt my new cat!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on December 3, 2009
Dr. Lee's book was humorous, informative, and incredibly fun to read. There is something in there for everyone. The question/answer format makes it very easy to pick it up and look for something specific, but it's also incredibly easy to read it cover to cover (even if that's not your original intent). I highly recommend this book to anyone (even those without cats) as you will surely learn something interesting and have fun doing it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on May 15, 2009
This is a great book which is very informative and written in a casual conversation style. It's as though you are sitting down with a trained vet and picking their brain about your cat -- lobbing questions that you always seem to forget when you visit the doctor with your pet.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on January 12, 2009
This is a great and interesting read! I found it really informative, even for someone who has owned cats for a couple of decades. I like that the author is so qualified and owns 2 cats too! I am going to get a bunch for my friends as gifts.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on December 16, 2010
If there's anything you want to know about cats, It's A Cat's World...You Just Live In It is the book to get. It has 224 questions and answers by Justine Lee, a veterinarian who has cats of her own. I liked how she throws in some humor into her answers and her love for cats come through. I loved her last sentence:

"We should all learn an important life lesson from our cats--take lots of catnaps, don't stress out, rule the roost, let someone else take care of you and pick up your crap, and be content with the simple things in life--a nap, a sunbeam, and a warm lap to love."

This is a great reference book and an enjoyable read for any cat lover!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on February 6, 2009
After reading Dr. Lee's "It's a Dog's Life ... but It's Your Carpet", I just had to get my hands on her sequel. I'm not even a cat person but I couldn't put the book down, because it was so engaging and hilarious, and now I think I could actually consider getting a cat one day! Would make for a great gift for any cat-lover or anyone thinking about getting a cat. Two thumbs way up!
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6 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on August 19, 2011
I was really excited to read this book. After reading "Inside of a Dog", I wanted to find a similar book about cats. I'll admit that I didn't research this book as thoroughly as I should have before purchasing it, but I'm hoping this review will allow others to do that more quickly and efficiently than I would have been able to. Believe me, the five star reviews you see on this page are deceiving.

First of all, the book's organization makes no sense. It's basically a Frequently Asked Questions about cats book. And that's fine except the questions aren't even organized in a manner that makes sense. This is evident when the author has to keep referring to questions that are in different chapters. I don't see how one would find this information useful as a reference even because it skips around so much. If I needed a quick answer, I'd have no idea where to look.

Secondly, the information is not entirely accurate. For example, the author goes on and on about how cats are carnivores and need to eat meat (which is accurate), but then in the same breath she'll advocate feeding your cat Iams or Science Diet. Why is this wrong? Because those two foods (and others like them) are almost entirely corn or gluten by products. It's completely inconsistent with her earlier statement. It's not uncommon for vets to advocate this because vets are taught so little about healthy animal nutrition and what they are taught is sponsored by companies like Iams or Science Diet. If you want more information about this, see [...] You don't necessary have to feed raw (though it would be best), but there are better foods out there than the ones she suggests. Many vets are finally seeing the light on this issue and I would encourage the author to do the same.

It appears that this author's knowledge is in the area of emergency vet care. That is what she is trained in and where she works, so it makes sense. However, much of her advice tends to reflect that she does not usually see healthy animals or animals with chronic problems. While that's great for the one chapter that seemed to make sense (the chapter about emergency care, no surprise), it doesn't bode well for the rest of the book.

Does this book have basic cat information? Yes. But that's information you could find out from the internet or other sources much more cheaply and quickly.
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