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Hootenanny, would you mind listing the books that you purchased?
Sure, I'd be happy to! Better yet, I'll post some links to them. My favorites for medical advice/keeping up with my vet are:
Cat Owner's Home Veterinary Handbook, Fully Revised and Updated: Debra M. Eldredge DVM: 9780470095300: Amazon.com: Books
The Veterinarians' Guide to Your Cat's Symptoms: Michael S. Garvey D.V.M., Anne E. Hohenhaus D.V.M., John E. Pinckney D.V.M., Katherine A. Houpt D.V.M., Melissa S. Wallace D.V.M., Elizabeth Randolph: 9780375752278: Amazon.com: Books
And for general veterinary info (not just for cats):
Mosby's Veterinary PDQ, 1e: Margi Sirois EdD MS RVT LAT: 9780323055758: Amazon.com: Books
For a more natural approach (also I just love the author's cat stories), plus some behavior advice:
The Natural Cat: The Comprehensive Guide to Optimum Care: Anitra Frazier, Norma Eckroate: 9780452289758: Amazon.com: Books
Finally, for primarily behavioral advice:
Amazon.com: Think Like a Cat: How to Raise a Well-Adjusted Cat--Not a Sour Puss (9780143119791): Pam Johnson-Bennett: Books
Wow, I really am a crazy cat lady.
In all seriousness, I considered a career in veterinary medicine at one point, so I find these books interesting in themselves (gave up on it because the job market for vets is a mess). While I never would try to self-diagnose a problem in my cats (or those of others), I have found that these books seem to agree with my vet's opinion in the few cases when my cats were ill, so I've come to trust them. And I found the behavioral ones to be quite successful in helping to modify undesirable behavior (in my own case, ways to remedy eliminating outside the box and food aggression).
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CG (again) since Nov. 2012
Cleanse: SM Moisture Retention, Elucence MBC, KC Come Clean
Condish: Giovanni DL, Cure Care, Ion Treatment, GVP Balm, AOHR
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