'The Purina Encyclopedia of Cat Care' is designed to answer all your questions. How do I choose the right cat? What preventive care should I give? Why do cats act the way they do, and what behaviors indicate illness? And perhaps most important, what should I do in an emergency situation? Inside you'll find an alphabetical, A-to-Z listing, with more than 200 entries covering everything from abscesses and hairballs to whiskers and zoonosis; boxed charts that list symptoms for a particular condition, the corresponding home care, the comparative veterinarian treatments, and preventive advice; a beautiful color 'photo album' of forty-one feline breeds with detailed descriptions of each; a symptoms/conditions table that helps you identify what ailment might be bothering your cat; a comprehensive, easy-to-use index that makes quick reference a snap; names, addresses, and telephone numbers of national cat organizations; and much more!