October 15, 2020 | sobczakd
It's National Cat Day! October 29th is a day to celebrate how cats make purrfect companions! There are so many cats surrendered or abandoned to local shelters every year who need a forever home. National Cat Day is an opportunity to consider adopting a new cat to your family. Cats can bring positive health benefits. Hearing a cat purr can lower your blood pressure and stress level. Having a cat around releases calming chemicals in your body that reduces tension and anxiety. Who can resist a cuddly cat?! If you're interested in adopting, consider visiting the Huron Valley Humane Society or the Michigan Humane to find a new furry friend! Until then, check out some of our cat resources!
While cats understand their owners, in our eyes felines continue to be regarded as unpredictable and mysterious pets. So, if we have decided that our new companion will be a kitty, we must prepare ourselves and discover its world. Learn important skills and knowledge about cats that will better prepare you and make your cat happy, such as how to: Welcome a new kitten into the house Feed your cat the most appropriate food Assess its behavior Care for it if it gets sick And other important skills to ensure it has a happy, healthy life This is only a snippet of what you will find in this book. All of these skills have been elaborated by an animal care expert, which is accompanied with a good deal of useful advice that will help you understand our four-legged friend and make it grow healthy, while at the same time debunking certain myths about the cat world. In this book you will find everything you need to know in order to be the well-informed owner of a happy cat
In the United States, one of the predominant reasons that owners abandon or give up their pets (often leading to euthanasia) is because of unwanted behaviors. Many have tried to instruct proper cat training, but this is the first book of its kind to provide an in-depth understanding of the underlying reasons for a cat's problem behavior, the essential key to unlocking the best for your cat and avoiding pitfalls. Decoding Your Cat gives owners new insight on promoting their cat's physical and psychological health and wellness and maintaining a long and fulfilling relationship together.
Written by the leading experts in cat behavior from the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists, with an introduction by animal expert Steve Dale, this book conveys the newest and best information on cat behavioral science in a fun, interesting, and understandable way. Together with anecdotes from real life situations and the science behind how cats relate to their world, Decoding Your Cat empowers owners to provide a home environment that is happy, safe, and functional, to identify and seek treatment for medical health problems, to understand how to deal with unwanted behaviors, and in general to help cats live longer and fuller lives.
Cats are the purrfect pets: they're relatively easy to care for, a blast to play with, and sure to win the heart of every member of your family with their loving nature--and sometimes sassy demeanor!
Cats For Dummies gives you expert insight into everything from cat behavior to what makes each type of feline unique. With this easy-to-understand guide, you'll be able to tackle those tough cat-astrophes from dealing with problem behaviors like scratching the furniture and missing the litter box--all while learning to understand what your cat is trying to tell you.
When 30-year-old Dean Nicholson set off from Scotland to cycle around the world, his aim was to learn as much as he could about our troubled planet. But he hadn't bargained on the lessons he'd learn from his unlikely companion. Three months after leaving home, on a remote road in the mountains between Montenegro and Bosnia, he came across an abandoned kitten. Something about the piercing eyes and plaintive meowing of the bedraggled little cat proved irresistible. He couldn't leave her to her fate, so he put her on his bike and then, with the help of local vets, nursed her back to health. Soon on his travels with the cat he named Nala, they forged an unbreakable bond -- both curious, independent, resilient and adventurous. The video of how they met has had 20 million views and their Instagram has grown to almost 750k followers -- and still counting! Experiencing the kindness of strangers, visiting refugee camps, rescuing animals through Europe and Asia, Dean and Nala have already learned that the unexpected can be pretty amazing. Together with Garry Jenkins, writer with James Bowen of the bestselling A Street Cat Named Bob, Dean shares the extraordinary tale of his and Nala's inspiring and heart-warming adventure together.
An irresistibly cute and colorful celebration of Japan's thriving cat culture Before Hello Kitty rocketed to fame in the United States and around the world, she was a shoo-in for stardom in a country famous for its feline love affair: Japan. From cat cafes to "cat islands," all of Japan's furry friends take the spotlight in Catland. Picturesque city streets, shop windows, temples, and more are the stage for cats across the country. But Sarah Archer will also take readers behind the scenes of this phenomenon. With charming storytelling, Catland explores both the past and present of Japan's affinity for cats. Archer transports readers to modern workshops where the Japanese carefully craft traditionally woven cat beds, "beckoning cat" statues, and cat clothing. With adorable illustrations and photographs, this book is just as irresistibly cute as its subjects-the perfect gift for the cat lover in your life!
You'll recognize your own cat in this entertaining collection of stories about the surprising, amusing, heartwarming, and even magical things that our cats do. How do cats do it? Even non "cat people" fall under their spell. Our cats make us better people. If we rescued them, they rescue us back. If we're sad, they comfort us. If we need to have more fun, they show us how. They are our therapists, our role models, and our best friends. You'll laugh a lot, tear up at times, and nod your head in recognition as you read these tales about the magical experience of sharing life with a cat. In this collection, you'll find stories from hilarious to heroic, mischievous to miraculous, and everything in between.
If you are thinking about adopting a cat, The Illustrated Guide to Cats will help you choose the right kind of cat for your family and then learn how to properly care for it based on its breed. Breed standards are given as well as care boxes for at-a-glance tips for each breed, which include Persian, Maine Coon, Siamese, Abyssinian, Russian Blue, Tonkinese, and Burmese. An introductory section covers the history of cats over the millennia, from the wild cats who roamed the earth with early humans to the domesticated cats of today. There follow sections on the anatomy, physiology, and psychology of the cat, and specialist terminology is illustrated with examples taken from the breeds featured in the guide. Photographs, maps, and drawings show how particular conformations and characteristics have evolved into the groupings that are recognized today. Learn more about your cat, its behaviors, and how you can better care for your kitty with The Illustrated Guide to Cats. This book is a comprehensive guide that the cat lover in your life will enjoy for a lifetime.
Researcher, biologist and author Bo Söderström weaves together fascinating facts we're only just learning about man's best friends with highly practical tips to help us better understand and care for the animals in our life. Research on cat and dog behavior and the complicated psychology which influences their responses and needs has formally exploded in the 21st century, with fascinating new knowledge gained every day. Bo Söderström has an iron grip on all the cutting edge research to match the most determined cat's hold on his favorite catnip toy and here he presents the most interesting results in an easy-to-understand way. Learn about the interaction between man and pets, understand your cat's mysterious signals, immerse yourself in those earliest moments, and gain the ability to stare into your animal's eyes and think 'I get you'.