The ASPCA Complete Cat Care Manual is a practical guide to looking after the most popular pet in the United States. Endorsed by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, this reference covers everything cat owners need to know. The distinctive photographic approach, featuring more than 600 full-color photos, actually show you all the answers to every question. Complete Information. The first section of the book provides detailed information on the basic day-to-day car of kittens and adult cats, including feeding, training, handling, exercising, essential equipment, and grooming. Later chapters outline the reasons behind behavioral problems, such as eating houseplants and scratching furniture, and provide tips for changing unacceptable behavior. Feline Fitness. Health problems are completely detailed with anatomical diagrams, diagnostic charts, and illustrations that identify symptoms and treatments. Step-by-step instructions teach all the techniques needed to nurse a sick animal or administer emergency first aid. Tips for showing your pet, a cat care record, and a list of useful addresses make this book the essential guide for anyone who has a cat or plans to adopt one. Annotation. Comprehensive and eminently practical, this indispensable handbook covers every aspect of tending to a feline--from daily essentials to crisis management. In step-by-step, specially commissioned photographs and authoritative text, veterinarian Edney provides lucid, detailed information on caring for a cat--the most popular pet in the U.S. 600 full-color photographs and illustrations throughtout.