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By Sheila Webster Boneham

Here is the great consultant that each destiny and present cat proprietor must see their puppy via a fit and chuffed lifestyles. comprises details on discovering the proper cat, education, well-being care, food, workout, grooming, breeding (or not), touring and boarding cats, and taking good care of the getting older or aged cat.

• comprises an 8-page colour insert
• writer is an award-winning puppy writer
• assets comprise registries and firms, nationwide breed golf equipment, rescue agencies, provides and kit, and steered books, magazines, and web sites

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Chapter 2: The Right Cat for You 13 Domestic shorthairs and longhairs make wonderful pets. You do take some chances with a kitten—he might grow up to be bigger or smaller than you expected or have a different coat length or personality than you predicted. You might or might not see the kitten’s mother, and chances are you’ll have no information about the father. So size and body type, coat length, personality, and other traits are unknowns until the kitten matures. Even color can change in some cases!

Chapter 3: Where the Cats Are 31 There always seem to be free kittens around, but many people are reluctant to give any animal away for free. Not only do they have some money invested (assuming they’re taken proper care of the kittens and mother cat), but they also know that free kittens often meet terrible deaths at the hands of despicable people who use them for snake food, bait for fighting dogs, and other unspeakable things. So don’t be surprised if you’re asked to pay something— perhaps a prepaid spay or neuter or a fee to cover early vaccinations and other care.

If you can’t devote the time, money, and effort necessary to raise a kitten properly, consider adopting an adult cat (see also Chapter 3). Chapter 2: The Right Cat for You 19 When you choose an adult, what you see is pretty much what Cat Nip you get. His size and coat are Most adult cats adapt quickly and become fullreadily apparent. You can evaluate fledged, affectionate family his personality. He’s past the crazy members as easily as kittens do. kitten stages that require you to do major kitten-proofing in your home (see Chapter 4).

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