"One of my goals as a veterinary behaviorist is to provide education for pet owners about common problems such as inappropriate elimination or scratching, problems that may otherwise lead to surrender or euthanasia. This book does a fantastic job of addressing these behavior patterns in a fun and entertaining way, and will go a long way toward keeping cats in their homes for many years to come!!!”
Dr. Chris Pachel — Board Certified Veterinary Behavior Specialist
"Cats are masters at being mysterious, so we all need a little help deciphering clues that might indicate a medical problem or stress. Every cat owner should read this book, and keep it as a handy user's manual for their cat. I wish I could gift this book to every one of my clients who shares their lives with cats. This includes so many topics I'd like to discuss in detail in the exam room, but don't always have time...and not everyone knows that cats shouldn't "normally" barf 3-4 times a week, so they don't mention it as a problem. This book will improve the lives of so many cats, and the people who love them!"
Dr. Tanya ten Broeke — Veterinarian
“The introduction of this book has been eagerly awaited ever since the huge success of '101 Essential Tips' for dogs! I'm so grateful that Dr. Nicholas has done the groundbreaking work for fun, effective guides to pet guardianship that should be 'must reads' for all owners, new and experienced. These books make it possible for me to provide more comprehensive and potentially life-saving preventive veterinary care for my clients and patients, as well as my own pets.”
Dr. Alison Lord — Veterinarian
“This book is the “What to Expect When You're Expecting” book for cat parents! It accumulates all the practical stuff I have gathered over 20 years of practice that I wish I could teach my clients in a short annual exam. I love that it addresses not just medical but behavioral advice to make your life with your cat the best it can be.”
Amie Balandovich — Veterinarian
Highly recommended by owners—greatly appreciated by cats!
Bite-sized tips with real-life stories and fun, colorful illustrations. Great for the whole family!
Just one tip could save your furry family member's life. Learn from the experiences of others.
Avoid expensive and heartbreaking trips to the vet for preventable accidents and illnesses.
These pet care tips are packed with actionable solutions and recommendations.
Absolutely essential for new cat and dog owners, and longtime owners will learn new tips!
Learn what others don’t know. Be the smartest person at the pet store!
As an ER and general practice veterinarian, Dr. Jason Nicholas (“Dr. J”) has been witness to countless heartbreaking cases where loving, responsible pet owners arrive distraught and (often) guilt-ridden, at all hours of the day and night, with pets suffering in distress and in pain. In a majority of these cases he knew that they could have easily been prevented—had the owner only known a “simple” bit of information or had recognized the warning signs earlier. Repeated exposure to these preventable situations, helped to transform Dr. J into “The Preventive Vet.” Since 2011, he has become a leading pet health and safety expert, who regularly appears on radio, television, and in social media dispensing valuable advice, awareness, and pet tips. Although a fun-loving person with a casual style and sense of humor, he’s a stickler for accurate, thorough and compelling information. As a husband, father, pet owner, and practicing veterinarian, he also knows that life can get hectic quickly… especially with a new dog. He recognized the need and so the indispensible, fun and easy-to-read, life-saving 101 Essential Tips was born. Dr. Nicholas makes Portland, Oregon, his home, where he lives with his wife and their two young daughters. Their family is kept smiling and laughing with the help of their superdog, Wendy, and ever-cool cat, Smudge.
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