Cat books are a great source of getting to know about all cat mysteries and quirky cat behaviors. No matter you are a seasoned vet or a pet enthusiast, you can learn a lot from reading cat books.
Have you been thinking of bringing home a new cat? Would this be your first time being a cat parent? On the thought of bringing home a new feline fella, a gazillion questions might start popping up in your head: What will her personality be? How will she behave? Will she be comfortable in your home? Do you need to buy more toys for her? Which cat food brand is good, and which should you avoid?
No wonder bringing home a cat is an overwhelming experience—super exciting and nerve-wracking at the same time. You want to make it work and provide all things best to your cat friend, but you do not know how to do it. It’s like having a kid for the first time. Well, no need to worry. There are scores of useful cat books to guide first-time cat parents.
Best Books for Cat Owners
Your worries and concerns about the pet care, nutrition, training, and behavior of the cat you are planning to adopt are quite understandable. But there is no need to worry. Thankfully, seasoned vets, pet enthusiasts, and experts have written scores of cat books to help new cat owners with all the cat knowledge required.
On ‘googling’ cat books, you will be overwhelmed by the number of cat books available online. Finding hundreds of cat books, it gets difficult to decide which book you should read. To save you from the headache of choosing from an overwhelming number of cat books, we have narrowed down some of the best cat books out there. You can simply buy any of the below-mentioned books to gain useful knowledge about all things cats—cat care, nutrition, training, and much more.
1. ASPCA Complete Guide to Cats
If you have never owned a cat before and this will be your first time parenting a cat, you must be wondering how you will keep your cat happy and healthy. You must be looking for a go-to guide containing all information about keeping a cat.
If yes, you are in luck. The ASPCA Complete Guide to Cats has it all: Cat care and feeding, cat behavior, cat breeding, grooming, litter box training, and much more. If you are planning on bringing home a cat or have already bought a cat, you should consider adding this book by James R. Richards into your cat books collection.
2. How to Speak Cat: A Guide to Decoding Cat Language
Communicating with cats is an arduous task. Unlike dogs that are pretty expressive, cats are pretty darn hard to read. It’s not that cats do not communicate, but it is pretty difficult to decode the cryptic cat language. Well, fret not! Aline Alexander Newman and Gary Weitzman have written a masterpiece that will help you easily decode what your cat is trying to communicate.
It is a very fun book not only for adult cat owners (read first-time cat owners) but also for young kids who just fell in love with a cat. The book is published by National Geographic Kids and contains illustrations, making it interesting and light for kids. After reading this book, you will know what a ‘cat tail straight up’ and a ‘cat wagging tail’ mean. Moreover, you will also be able to demystify different purring and meowing sounds made by your cat.
3. Catify to Satisfy: Simple Solutions for Creating a Cat-Friendly Home
Has your queen been a bad girl, or has your tom been a bad boy? Has your cat developed litter box issues? Has your feline friend been scratching furniture and damaging your comfy couch? We know cats can be pretty difficult to deal with, but speaking loudly to your cat or punishing would only exacerbate the situation and complicate your relationship with your fluff ball. The quirkiness and mischievous nature of cats bring many cat owners on their knees, scratching their heads.
If you feel like you have been experiencing the above-mentioned problems, you should get yourself a copy of Catify to Satisfy: Simple Solutions for Creating a Cat-Friendly Home. Jackson Galaxy and Kate Benjamin have penned down great tips and tricks on dealing with these everyday cat issues.
4. Mindfulness for Cat Lovers
Authored by Carole Bosanko and published by Austin Macauley Publishers, Mindfulness for Cat Lovers is a great source for cat owners. This book will help you connect with your cat and find peace and happiness in your mundane life. It leads you on the road to building a great relationship with your cat by performing simple mindfulness, gratitude, and self-compassion exercises. This is a great piece for cat owners, especially for those who are keeping cats as an emotional support animals.
If you think that your relationship with your cat needs improvement, you should definitely look into this book.
5. Cat Owner’s Home Veterinary Handbook
Authored by Debra M. Eldredge, Cat Owner’s Home Veterinary Handbook is loaded with valuable information for cat parents. It provides useful insights into everything relevant to cats, especially about their health and development from kitten-hood through adulthood and finally to senior-hood. It contains all the information about the balanced diet and nutritional requirements of cats, their dental care, annual vet checkups, and much more.
It contains a list of signs of sickness in cats accompanied by step-by-step guides on how to deal with common health problems in cats. The use of illustrations, photos, drawings, and tables has made things quite simple and easy to understand for cat parents. The book has been written with the help of several experienced veterinarians so all information in it is trustworthy.
6. Owners Who Have NO Idea What They Are Getting Into
The book contains useful information not only about how to keep a cat but also about how to prepare before bringing a cat home. Therefore, if you are overwhelmed by the thought of adopting and caring for a cat, you should most definitely get your hands on this masterpiece. Kate C. has provided a checklist to help new cat owners prepare for bringing home a cat and a how-to guide for protecting furniture in the house from the sharp feline claws. Furthermore, there is a complete guide about decoding your cat’s language and connecting with your cat.
Have you found the best cat book for you?
Good luck building a healthy relationship with your cat. If you are not a book person, you may like to take a look at our Keeping Cat section. It contains interesting but informative blogs on cat health, wellbeing, behavior, food, and training.