Books on Cat Health and Care
Cat Massage: A Whiskers to Tail Guide to Your Cat’s Ultimate Petting Experience, by Maryjean Ballner. New York: Saint Martin’s Press, 1997.
Cats Naturally: Natural Rearing for Healthier Domestic Cats, by Juliette de Baïracli-Levy. London, Boston: St. Martin’s Press, 1991.
Dr. Pitcairn’s Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs & Cats, by Richard H. Pitcairn, DVM, PhD, and Susan Hubble Pitcairn. Emmaus, PA: Rodale Books, 1995. An excellent source of pet information.
The Guide to Handraising Kittens, by Susan Easterly. Neptune City, NJ : T.F.H. Publications, Inc.
The Home Pet Vet Guide for Cats, by Martin I. Green. New York: Ballantine, 1980. First aid for injury/illness.
The Natural Remedy Book for Dogs & Cats, by Diane Stein. Freedom, CA: Crossing Press, 1994. Information about nutrition, naturopathy, vitamins, minerals, herbs, homeopathy, acupuncture/acupressure, flower essences.
The New Natural Cat: A Complete Guide for Finicky Owners, by Anitra Frazier with Norma Eckroate. New York: Dutton, 1990. Also known as “cat queen,” Anitra Frazier wrote the bible on cat care. An excellent source for solving cat ailments, information about sick cats at home, and raw food advice, too.
Your Older Cat: A Complete Guide to Nutrition, Natural Health Remedies, and Veterinary Care, by Susan Easterly. New York: Fireside, 2002.
Books on Cat Food
Cat Nips!: Feline Cuisine, by Rick and Martha Reynolds. New York: Berkley Books, 1992. Cat food recipes.
Food Pets Die For, Shocking Facts About Pet Food, by Ann N. Martin. Troutdale, OR: NewSage Press, 1997. Describes what goes into pet food. It is truly shocking!
Pet Allergies: Remedies for an Epidemic, by Alfred J. Plechner, DVM, and Martin Zucker. Englewood, CA: Very Healthy Enterprises, 1986. The startling facts on why pets die before their time, why they itch or have fleas, and what you can do about it.
Reigning Cats and Dogs: Good Nutrition, Healthy Happy Animals, by Pat McKay. South Pasadena, CA: Oscar Publications, 1992. Raw food diet book.
Super Nutrition for Animals (Birds, Too!), by Nina Anderson, Dr. Howard Peiper, and Alicia McWatters, MS. East Canaan, CT: Safe Goods, 1996. Help for solving problems through nutrition and raw food.
The Cat Lover’s Cookbook, by Franki B. Papai. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1993. Cat food recipes.
The Healthy Cat and Dog: Natural Recipes Using Nutritious, Economical Foods and Good Advice for Happier, Healthier, and More Beautiful Pets, by Joan Harper, 1992.
Books on Cat Behavior, Tricks, and Toys
Cats on the Couch: The Complete Guide for Loving and Caring for Your Cat, by Carole C. Wilbourn, 1988. Wilbourn is a cat therapist.
Do Cats Need Shrinks?: Cat Behavior Explained, by Peter Neville. Chicago: Contemporary Books, 1991. Cat behaviorist.
How to Get Your Cat to Do What You Want, by Warren Eckstein and Fay Eckstein. New York: Villard Books, 1990. Cat behavior book.
How to Toilet-Train Your Cat: 21 Days to a Litter-Free Home, by Paul Kunkel. New York: Workman Publishing, 1991. Has step-by-step procedure on how to train your cat to use a toilet.
On the Road with Your Pet: More Than 4,000 Pet-Friendly Mobil-Rated Lodgings. Mobil Travel Guide, 2004. www.mobiltravelguide.com
Show Biz Tricks for Cats: 30 Fun and Easy Tricks You Can Teach Your Cat, by Anne Gordon with Steve Duno. Holbrook, MA: Adams Media, 1996.
The City Cat: How to Live Healthily and Happily with Your Indoor Pet, by Roz Riddle, 1988. Helpful book for cats who are kept indoors only.
The Indoor Cat: How to Understand, Enjoy, and Care for House Cats, by Patricia Curtis. New York: Berkley Publishing Group, 1997.
Train Your Cat, by Terry Jester. New York: Avon Books, 1992. A great book for cat behavior problems.
Twisted Whiskers: Solving Your Cat’s Behavior Problems, by Pam Johnson. Freedom, CA: Crossing Press, 1994. Compassionately dealing with cat behavior problems, aggression, new babies in the household.
51 Ways to Entertain Your Housecat While You’re Out, by Stephanie Laland. New York: Avon Books, 1994.
Books on Cat Facts
“The Pottenger Cats, A Study on Nutrition,” by Francis M. Pottenger, Jr., MD, 1995. Results of a 10-year study showing different effects of raw and cooked diets. http://www.ppnf.org/catalog/ppnf/Articles/PottsCats.htm
Cat Facts, by Marcus Schneck and Jill Caravan. Barnes & Noble Books: 1993. Explains cat thought processes, motivations and behavior. Cat breeds.
Fun Facts About Cats: Inspiring Tales, Amazing Feats, and Helpful Hints, by Richard Torregrossa, 1998. (Barnes & Noble, Inc., 1998).
Mystic Cats: A Celebration of Cat Magic and Feline Charm, by Roni Jay. New York: HarperCollins, 1995. Cat history, magical beliefs, fascinating folklore.
Natural Cats, by Chris Madsen, 1997. New York: Howell Book House, 1997. Cat facts, behavior, and tips.
The Cat Lover’s Book of Fascinating Facts: A Felicitous Look at Felines, by Ed Lucaire, 1997. New York: Wings Books, 1997. Really fun book of interesting cat facts.
The Life, History, and Magic of the Cat, by Fernand Méry. New York: Madison Square Press, 1968. A most delightful and highly informative book about cats, and the important role they play in our world.
Understanding Cats: Their History, Nature, and Behavior, by Roger Tabor. Pleasantville, NY: The Reader’s Digest, 1997. This book is a good all-around cat fact book. The video is great, too.
Picture Books about Cats
CATS, A First Discovery Book, created by Gallimard Jeunesse and Pascale de Bourgoing, 1989. A wonderful little picture book for children.
DK Eyewitness Guides: Cat, by Juliet Clutton-Brock. Dorling Kindersley Publishing, 1991. Wonderful picture book for children or adults. A video also is available.
DK Handbooks: Cats, by David Alderton. Dorling Kindersley Publishing, 1992. Beautiful pictures of practically every cat in the world.
Books for Cat Owners
People who own cats can get pretty stressed sometimes. Managing stress is easier if we have the right diet.
Nourishing Traditions: The Cookbook That Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats, by Sally Fallon. San Diego, CA: ProMotion Publishing, 1995. This is an excellent recipe book with interesting facts about nutrition for people.
Price-Pottenger Nutrition Foundation. This is a nonprofit organization that provides information about food quality for people. It offers books about human diet as well as the Pottenger Cat Study book. To receive free information or current prices of membership, call 1-800-FOODS-4-U. www.ppnf.org