I don't know how The Cornell Book of Cats escaped me. When I recently saw a copy of it at a shop I frequent, I decided I must have this book. Boy, was I surprised to learn this great book is no longer in print.
The book has cat anatomy charts, descriptions of many, many cat health issues, divided up into different parts of a cat's body such as the sensory organs, circulatory system, and so forth. There are also sections about cat behavior, genetics, breeds, nutritional requirements, mating and pregnancy...
I admit although I've seen my girls' veterinarian spay cats many times (not my girls, though), and she explained what I saw to me, but it finally clicked when I saw the illustration of those parts of a cat's anatomy.
I've found this book in varying conditions of use priced at about $8 to $54. I wonder what might be done to get this book back in print, because books about cats with so much interesting information never go out of style.
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