Published by: Ingrid King. Last Updated on: February 1, 2023 by Crystal Uys


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On Wednesday, I introduced you to Laura Cassiday, who is taking over our Ask the Cat Behaviorist column. Today, I’d like to tell you about Laura’s book, The Complete Guide to Adopting a Cat.

This comprehensive guide covers every aspect of the adoption process, from choosing the right cat for your home and your lifestyle to bringing your new cat home to hopefully preventing, but also dealing with possible behavior and health issues.

Laura covers

  • Choosing the correct cat for your home and lifestyle
  • What to do if you’ve found a stray cat or kittens
  • Becoming a cat foster parent
  • Bringing your new cat home: supplies, safe spaces, and introductions
  • Cat nutrition
  • Grooming and shedding
  • Cat health care
  • Troubleshooting problems
  • Playtime and enrichment
  • Senior Cat care

and so much more.

Laura’s writing style is conversational and fun to read, and the book is well laid out and organized. In addition to Laura’s own wealth of knowledge, the book features expert advice from other cat care professionals. And of course, there are lots of wonderful photos of cats!

This is the most comprehensive guide I’ve seen on the topic of cat adoption. Even if you’ve lived with cats for most of your life, you’ll probably learn a few things that you didn’t know.

The Complete Guide to Adopting a Cat is available from Amazon.

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3 Comments on Review: The Complete Guide to Adopting a Cat

  1. I’ve had 9 children, (cats) in my last 45 years. I remember them all. The good, the bad and the ugly. I taken care of them from kitten hood to their last breath. It’s all fun when they are kittens, but then as they get older there is always medical issues that come with age. I’d do it all over again.

  2. Sometimes we think we know everything we need to, but that’s not always the case. This book will be a great reminder for anyone thinking about adopting a new cat or kitten.

  3. I have had the honor of being a cat mom for many years, and have adopted many cats. No matter how much I have learned from my cats, I can always learn more. Laura’s book has received a 5 star rating from the reviews on Amazon, and by reading the preview on Amazon, I can see why-lots of information, great writing style, and beautiful photos! I’m going to buy this book, because with cats, there is always something new to learn.

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