Books: Cats



Portraits of Over 70 Pedigrees

Published by Dorling Kindersley, 2000

Intended for a would-be purchaser of a pedigree cat, this is a pocket-sized photographic guide to the feline world written by an authority on cat behaviour and veterinary care. It provides over 280 pedigree cat portraits which are accompanied by key facts about the breed, including its place of origin, physical features, temperament, grooming requirements and breed colours. –This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Natural Cat Care


Published by Dorling Kindersley, 1999

A holistic approach to cat care, is explained in this book, backed by sound principles and practices of veterinary training. It shows that cats respond to the environment in which they are raised and that their physical well-being is dependent on how they have been raised, fed and looked after.

Cat’s Christmas


Published by Dorling Kindersley, 1998

Cat’s Christmas is the purrfect little gift for friends who are fanatical about felines. It offers 40 pages of suggestions for entertaining your kitty at Christmas. Decorate his litter tray with tiny pine trees, make her a wreath that’s packed with fish, or prepare a platter of “paw dips”. Written by Bruce Fogle, a practising veterinarian and author of The Encyclopedia of the Cat, and Malcolm Hillier, Cat’s Christmas is a beautifully illustrated book of fun.

The Encyclopedia of the Cat


Published by Dorling Kindersley, 2008

Leading veterinarian Bruce Fogle puts his years of expertise in animal behavior to work in the Encyclopedia of the Cat, a thorough and engaging guide to the feline. A detailed history of the cat worldwide introduces readers to the fascinating facts behind the feline, while following chapters address the nuts and bolts of the cat (muscles and movement, heart and lungs, skeletal system) as well as feline behavior. The remainder of the book belongs to a discussion of cat breeds–Munchkin and Bombay to name a few–and a look at caring for the cat, including feeding and nutrition, signs of illness, and first aid. With over 1,300 full-color photographs sprinkled throughout, this encyclopedic look at our furry friends is a feast for any true feline fancier. Review

The Secret Life of Cat Owners


Published by Pelham Books, 1997

People and cats have been living together for thousands of years, and since cats are naturally inquisitive, it is only to be expected that they have a few questions about human behaviour they would like answered. The companion to “The Secret Life of Dog Owners”, this text examines the curious habits of a mysterious breed. Responding to feline questions about the health, habits and general quirks of their owners, the author uncovers surprising facts at the heart of the complex and historic relationship between humans and cats.