There are lots of things your cat would like you to know, and if we humans were better at translating meows, ear twitches, blinks, and tail flicks, we wouldn’t need a book like 250 Vital Things Your Cat Wants You to Know by PETA President Ingrid Newkirk, a renowned cat “auntie.” But the fact is that many of us are not nearly as good at translating “Catese” as cats are at understanding our language.
For example, did you know that cats “smile” by squinting their eyes? If they go a step further and close their eyes for more than a split second, they’re showing how much they trust you—a high compliment, indeed! And did you know that your cats’ “accidents” outside the litter box could be their way of telling you that they have a serious and potentially life-threatening illness? How about if one, heaven forbid, were to go missing? This book could help you get your cat back. Oh, and scratching your couch can be dealt with (and declawing is never, ever the solution).
With empathy, humor, and the humility that comes from being “supervised” by cats, Newkirk reveals just how much feline guardians can learn from the cat gods who deign to grant us permission to provide them with a lifetime of service despite our many faults.
Are two cats better than one? Can cats walk on a leash like a dog? Why do cats “make biscuits” on your lap? Newkirk answers those questions and addresses many more topics, including these:
- Why you might want to think twice about using clay-based, clumping kitty litter
- Which houseplants may be hazardous to your cat’s health
- How to make easy DIY cat toys that cost pennies or nothing at all
- Why declawing cats can harm them emotionally as well as physically
- How to make your home truly feline-friendly
- Why real men (and women) get their cats neutered or spayed
- How to turn a simple shelving unit into a cool catio
- Which are the best nontoxic, eco-friendly flea treatments
- How to choose the right cat-sitter
- Why you should never fly your cat in an airplane cargo hold
- Which holistic home remedies could save your cat’s life
Yes, there are lots of things you desperately need to know about your cat, which is why 250 Vital Things Your Cat Wants You to Know (aka “the cat guardian’s Bible”) is required reading if you want to ensure that all nine of your cat’s lives are as happy and fulfilling as felinely possible. Preorder your copy today!