This is a comprehensive guide to caring for cats. It covers all aspects of cat behaviour and ownership, and provides environmental tips for cat ... Show synopsis This is a comprehensive guide to caring for cats. It covers all aspects of cat behaviour and ownership, and provides environmental tips for cat owners. Other features include: complementary and natural medicine for cats, from homoeopathy and aromatherapy to flower essences; detailed charts on health-care and pest control; and an emphasis on the growing importance of cats as companions. The book is presented in seven chapters. The first chapters introduce the reader to cats, their origin and history as pets. An insight into the cat's world enables the cat owner to understand their pet's behaviour, and to recognize the cat's wants and needs, and how these have evolved since domestication. The subsequent chapters provide the basic ingredients for a healthy and happy cat, with advice on caring for a sick or injured pet. The text is expanded with detailed charts that list common ailments, their symptoms and the available treatments. additional charts deal with parasitic worms and flea control. The treatments offered in the book include homoeopathic remedies, aromatherapy, herbal remedies and flowers essences, together with clear advice on when to call a vet. Colour photography and artwork illustrate the behaviour patterns of a healthy cat, and emphasize the wild side of every cat's character.