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Choosing a cat : how to choose and care for a cat
Jeffrey, Laura S.
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Publication Information:
Berkeley Heights, NJ : Enslow Publishers, [2013]

Physical Description:
48 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
"Discusses the selection, housing, diet, handling, grooming, and health of a new cat"--Provided by publisher.
Great pets -- The history of cats -- The right cat for you -- Taking care of your cat -- Healthy and happy -- Preventing problems -- You and your new cat.
Reading Level:
850 Lexile.

Format :


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SF445.7 .J457 2013 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Is a purebred cat or mixed-breed cat right for you? Cats are playful, loving, and clean pets. There are more than seventy breeds and millions of mixed-breed cats in shelters waiting for homes. This book will help readers figure out which cat or kitten is the best fit for them, what to feed it, how to keep it safe, and much more. Readers learn how to take good care of your new cat so you can enjoy many happy years together.

Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Cat or kitten? One or two? Lots of decisions go into adopting your beautiful, smart, and playful pet. This bright, engaging, and oh-so-helpful title in the American Humane Association Pet Care series takes kids through the process of choosing, and then caring for, a furry companion. Introductory chapters discuss the history of cat-as-pet, going back to ancient Egypt. From there the text tells readers where to get a cat stressing the importance of not buying from a pet store. The all-important Taking Care of Your Cat chapter covers food, litter box, and napping requirements (18 hours of snooze time a day!), while Healthy and Happy tackles spaying and neutering. Lots of cuteness is on display in up-close photos. Further resources conclude this informative look at all things feline.--Kelley, Ann Copyright 2010 Booklist

School Library Journal Review

Gr 2-4-The American Humane Association does wonderful work, protecting defenseless animals, working to control the pet population, and helping to place unwanted critters in good homes. Unfortunately, this series is so agenda driven that its appeal to children is minimal. Readers looking forward to owning a pet will find a small list of "dos" and a massive list of "don'ts," some of which have nothing to do with the targeted age range. Horse has the most egregious flaws, with such statements as "Be careful of horse auctions, bargains in the classified ads, and overeager horse dealers." "Pet Pointer" and "Fast Fact" text boxes provide helpful tidbits. While there are "Words to Know" sections, glossary words are not highlighted within the texts. The numerous captioned, color and black-and-white photos may draw in browsers and animal lovers, but however well-intentioned these books are, they're not what pet sections need. (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

1 Great Petsp. 4
2 The History of Catsp. 7
3 The Right Cat for Youp. 12
4 Taking Care of Your Catp. 18
5 Healthy and Happyp. 29
6 Preventing Problemsp. 35
7 You and Your New Catp. 42
Life Cycle of a Catp. 44
Words to Knowp. 46
Read More About Cats (Books and Internet Addresses)p. 47
Indexp. 48