The A – Z of Cat Health and First Aid by Andrew Gardiner is the kind of book that every veterinary practice should hand out to people when they register their cat(s) with them. It is the definitive guide to all things related to cat health and well-being.
Alphabetised, under each letter there are details of most illnesses, diseases and problems that cats and their owners may encounter and how to deal with them.
This practical guide for owners, written by veterinary surgeon Andrew, contains all the information you could ever possibly require. Written in down to earth, easy to understand language, there are clear instructions on what to do should something untoward befall your cat. And in Andrews’ own words in the ‘How to use this book’ he states: ‘Please do not use this book as an alternative to seeking professional veterinary advice! It is intended to complement and expand on that, but not replace it.’
This is the book that I wish I’d been given 30 years ago when Biggles and Garfield first took up residence at Chez Mews. Perhaps I wouldn’t have spent so many hours in the waiting room at the vets and so many hundreds of pounds on minor ailments that could have been easily treated at home.
The ISBN number is 978-0-28564-293-5