Author(s): D. Rainbolt
Get the scoop on kitten health and behavior Your friendly guide to bringing up a frisky feline Kittens are undeniably cute and they have an unlimited amount of energy. From finding a kitten and visiting the vet to choosing the right food, litter boxes, and toys, this handy reference gets you through the toughest and most delightful era in your cat's life. Praise for Kittens For Dummies "Few authors can boast the wisdom and experience of the Queen of Kitten Care, Dusty Rainbolt." - Steve Dale, host of "Animal Planet Radio" and columnist for "My Pet World," Tribune Media Services "Kittens For Dummies delivers sound, savvy advice on adopting a kitten and ensuring that it enjoys a long, playful, and healthy life. I give Dusty's book two paws up!" - Arden Moore, pet columnist for Prevention and editor of Catnip Discover how to: Adopt or buy the right kitten for you Kitten-proof your home Introduce kitty to children and other pets Prevent and treat feline illnesses Deal with behavioral issues Rescue an orphaned kitten
Dusty Rainbolt is Product Reviewer for Catnip, former Product Editor for Whole Cat Journal, and an award-winning writer. She became involved in kitten rescue in 1986 when she cared for an abandoned pregnant cat. She found homes for mom and the kittens but kept her two favorites: Chani and Wretched. She had no idea that one act of kindness would later bless her with a career writing about cats. She and her husband, Weems, have been raising orphans ever since. In a small way they also helped elevate the Turkish Van breed to championship status in the Cat Fanciers' Association.
Introduction.Part I: Your Companion for Life.Chapter 1: Getting the Lowdown on Owning a Kitten.Chapter 2: Choosing the Right Kitten for You.Chapter 3: Buying a Registered Kitten.Chapter 4: Adopting a Random-Bred or Special Needs Kitten.Part II: Preparing for and Bringing Home Your Kitten.Chapter 5: Making Your Kitten Comfy.Chapter 6: Welcome Home, Kitty!Chapter 7: Providing a Meal Fit for a Kitten King.Part III: Caring for Your Kitten.Chapter 8: Out of Harm's Way: Ensuring Your Kitten's Safety.Chapter 9: Recognizing Common Illnesses and Diseases.Chapter 10: An Ounce of Prevention.Chapter 11: Cleanliness Is Next to Catliness.Chapter 12: I'm Leaving on a Jet Plane: What Should I Do?Part IV: Kitten Psychology: Understanding Your Furry Friend.Chapter 13: What Did You Meow? Understanding Felinese.Chapter 14: Managing Behavior Problems.Chapter 15: Keeping Your Kitten Entertained and Out of Trouble.Part V: Welcoming the Unplanned Kitten.Chapter 16: Rescuing an Older Kitten in Need.Chapter 17: Critical Care for Orphans.Chapter 18: Combating Health and Behavior Concerns Common to Orphans.Chapter 19: All Grown Up: What Should I Do?Part VI: The Part of Tens.Chapter 20: Ten Common Kitten Emergencies and How to Deal with Them.Chapter 21: Ten Ways to Bond with Your Kitten.Index.