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Title:
The older cat : recognizing decline & extending life
Author:
Poynter, Dan.
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Santa Barbara, CA : Para Pub., [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
139 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781568600765

9781568600772

9781568600789
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

The purpose of this book is to educate and console the cat owner. It covers the aging process and signs of decline, medical disorders, nutrition, medical care, and choices before and after death or euthanasia. Interspersed are brief stories and anecdotes.


Author Notes

Dan Poynter was born on September 17, 1938. He received a bachelor's degree in social science from California State University, Chico. He worked in the aviation industry as a parachute-designer. When he went looking for a book on the then-emerging sport of hang gliding and couldn't find one, he decided to publish his own book on the subject. He was one the earliest advocates of quality self-publishing. He wrote more than 130 books during his lifetime including Hang Gliding and The Self-Publishing Manual.

He founded Para Publishing in 1969. The company focused on technical books and manuals about sky-diving and parachute design. The company eventually expanded its list to include books on a variety of topics including self-publishing and writing. He was a founding member of the Publishers Marketing Association (now called the Independent Book Publishers Association). In 1992, he received the organization's Benjamin Franklin Person of the Year Award for Lifetime Achievement. He died after a long illness on November 3, 2015 at the age of 77.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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Library Journal Review

While several books address the care of aging dogs, this is the first to consider aging cats. Its stated purpose is to educate and console the cat owner. It is estimated that there are more than 75 million cats in households across the United States and that 40 percent are "seniors" (over age seven). Industry surveys demonstrate that pets, particularly dogs and cats, are considered family by many and that people will go to great lengths and spend huge sums ($28.5 billion annually) on the care and treatment of their pets. Geared toward that vast group of concerned pet owners, this book is organized into chapters that cover the aging process and signs of decline, medical disorders, nutrition, medical care, and choices before and after death or euthanasia. Interspersed are brief, accessibly written stories and anecdotes. While the author is not a veterinarian, he did consult with vets, one of whom provides a foreword. This book fills a niche in pet literature, and most public libraries will find useful. Edell Marie Schaefer, Brookfield P.L., WI (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.