This book has something for everyone whether you are beginning your feline journey or are an experienced cat owner.
This extremely readable book has a mix of anecdotes about the authors own cats, which I found interesting and this made the book feel more relatable. There are cat expert opinions and lots of references to scientific studies written in a way that is easy to understand.
Books on feline welfare and behaviour have long been lacking compared to dogs and I welcome this book to my shelves. Cat owners will find this a readable and helpful guide to making their cats lives happier and stress free, which benefits all the family. I especially liked the training plan (yes you can train cats!) to train cats to like the cat carrier, however I would have liked to have read more about training with cats, but may be that’s for another book?
The chapters on problem behaviour and environmental enrichment were useful but I would have liked more detail, photographs or plans for environmental improvements would have been in my opinion helpful.
The chapters on senior cats and special needs cats was informative and interesting. The chapter on end of life was a hard read, but I’m glad I read it as I live with an older cat and it gave me lots to think about, this subject is often not talked about enough or mentioned in cat books.
I would recommend this book to people who are beginning their cat owning adventures and also experienced owners who want to know how to improve their cats lives a little better.
I hope this book does well as spreading education about the cat is invaluable for their health both physically and mentally.
“I was given this book as an advanced copy from Greystone Books in return for an honest review”
This book is published in May 26th 2022 in the UK and is available from the usual places ISBN: 978-1-77164-814-1