The holistic bible for cat caregivers—now updated and expanded.
The Natural Cat was one of the first books to advocate natural cat care when it was originally published in 1983. Now fully revised and expanded to address the many new discoveries in holistic pet care, this edition includes:
-A new introduction detailing the latest advances in holistic care for cats -Updated statistics, new diet guidelines, and health care recommendations, including the latest on vaccines -An updated resources section with suggestions for finding a holistic veterinarian and advice on how to deal with conventional veterinarians -A complete overhaul of language to reflect new attitudes toward caregiving
Combined with classic and reliable advice on grooming, neutering and spaying, common feline health problems, elder cat care, behavioral problems, and emotional bonding, the latest information makes this edition of The Natural Cat the only handbook pet owners will need to naturally nurture a happy, healthy cat.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Love, love this book, except for one thing....when looking for information for getting rid of hair matts on our two year old maine coon cat...nothing was suggested, except taking to groomer, and possibly putting down with anesthetic, which is a bad thing to do, let alone the extra costs involved. So, googled home remedies for cat mstts, and found wonderful solutions, that involved rubbing s little olive or baby oil into the Matt, and miraculously, the cat is able to untangle by himself...but does leave s little bald spot, which is not harmful, as hair quickly grows back! I was able to cancel appt. with groomer to shave our Cat, save him from the trauma, as well as $$! If you just get some blunt nose trimming scissors, and trim off the top of the mat before rubbing with s few drops of olive or baby oil...the matts do disappear..some overnight!
I am reviewing the book "The Natural Cat" by Anitra Frazier. I have had cats in my life since I was 5 years old (over 50 years of cats !) and my parents before me had cats most of their adult lives. This is an exceptional reference book, filled with useful, practical, interesting information. If you read no further in this review, the main takeaway to me is - Do not feed your cat commercial mainstream brand cat food. Just as the overly processed SAD (standard American diet) is to American people, so is much of the supermarket overly processed cat food to cats (not the healthiest). Anitra Frazier details a better diet to feed your cat, which likely would prevent many of the "common" cat ailments that arise. If your cat has any ailments, this book will tell you what to do. If your cat is healthy and you want to keep it healthy, this book will tell you what to do. If you want to make your cat healthier and happier, this book will tell you how to do it. It is...
12 years ago, when my Pywacket became diabetic, doctors were prescribing so-called high fiber dry food -- not much different than the food that was causing the epidemic of diabetes in the first place.
After reading Anitra's last book, I was talking to one of the leading experts in feline diabetes who offered up one simple line. "I have to agree with her on one very basic point! Cats are carnivores."
That may sound obvious now, but it was the first moment I realized that my poor sick kitty didn't need the meat flavored cereal that that same expert was prescribing. My cat needed meat, and lots of it!!
Pywacket lived well with diabetes for six years with fewer vet visits than ever. His pre-diabetes asthma was mysteriously cured, and he died of old age at 19.5. Now Anitra has updated her book and I was first in line.
She has already answered questions I spent hours on the internet trying to find, especially what if anything to use to...
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