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|Contents:||Introduction. CAT BEHAVIOUR: A history of cats; The garden predator; The sociable loner; The need for territory; Movement and balance; Cat senses; How cats communicate; Decoding the cat; Keeping clean; Sleeping; The mating game; Mothers and kittens. CHOOSING A CAT: Before you get a cat; Indoor or outdoor cat; Kitten or adult; One cat or two; What type of cat; Longhaired or shorthaired; Coat patterns; Coat colours; Gallery of pedigree cats; Where to get your cat; Choosing a healthy cat; Choosing a happy cat; Preparing your home; Preparing the garden; Bringing your cat home; When cats first meet; Introducing a cat to a dog. BASIC CAT CARE: Toileting needs; What litter; Creating a happy home; All about carriers; Cat identification; Feeding your cat; Handling your cat; Grooming your cat; Holiday care; Moving home. GAMES AND TRAINING: Play and the cat; Toys and games; Setting the rules; Litter training; Using a cat flap; Walking on a leash; Why cats misbehave; Toileting problems; When cats attack; Cat fights; Scratching furniture; Eating plants; Wool-eating; Overgrooming. A HEALTHY CAT: Choosing a veterinarian; Vaccinations; Neutering your cat; Routine health checks; External parasites; Internal parasites; Common problems; Giving medication; First aid for cats; Other therapies; Pregnancy and birth; Basic kitten care; The older cat; When the end comes. Useful contacts. Index. Acknowledgements.|