There are hundreds upon hundreds of books out there that are all about cats. There are fiction, non-fiction, children’s books, sci-fi, self-help, and even books written as memoirs from the cat’s point of view. Here’s our list of some of the best cat-based books all about cat care and what to expect when we want a feline-friendly home.
By: Jackson Galaxy
Jackson Galaxy is one of the premier experts on cat behavior. He has a YouTube channel, a show on Animal Planet, and several best selling books. Total Cat Mojo follows the same theme, promoting the best ways to understanding cats’ instinctive behavior in order to eliminate feline behavioral challenges. In this book, Jackson Galaxy teaches readers how to help cats harness their mojo, meaning relaxed confidence, in order to finally stop bad cat behavior once and for all. Litter box avoidance, aggression, and other concerning cat behaviors can occur at any age because it’s connected to uncertainty and a lack of the guardian’s ability to meet kitty’s head-to-toe physical emotions and physical needs.
By: Stefanie Schwartz
Cats can have accidents, just like people. They can break a leg trying to land an especially challenging jump. They can indeed choke on food or the wrong treats. If there’s a natural disaster, there can be all kinds of health issues for people and cats to navigate. Cats can accidentally eat or drink something they aren’t supposed to ingest like, prescription medications, human foods that are toxic to cats, and more. And there’s always the cat illness that can evolve into an emergency. How many of us actually know what to if our cat goes into shock, is choking, is reacting to a toxin, or some other major emergency? A trip to the vet can be too late for most of these emergencies. This book about cat first aid should be a staple on everyone’s bookshelf.
It’s also worth noting that First Aid classes are a wonderful way to learn first aid basics and practice those skills, so we are more likely to remember what to do when an emergency occurs. The American Red Cross offers Pet First Aid classes in every state and region. The Red Cross also has a pet first aid app available to those with smartphones. It doesn't replace skills practice in a classroom setting and referring to a book on the shelves, but it can be a useful tool when combined with books and classes.
By: Carin Oliver
This one is for the crafters, builders, and hobbyists. As cat guardians, we love to make our feline’s homes fun and interesting. We can do this with cat scratchers, tunnels, condos, and caves. But another fun way is to gift boxes to our cats and kittens. For mysterious reasons, the draw of cats to cardboard boxes is undeniable. So, why not get creative and craft some seriously impressive cat castles? This book is a guide to simple, homemade habitats. It comes complete with instructions and only requires that we use easy-to-find materials. From luxurious hideouts to trains, planes, and even food trucks, we can keep kitty spaces fresh and fun with this paw-some guide.
By: John Bradshaw
It’s a common misconception that cats can’t be trained. Nothing could be further from the truth. Cats are not only tainable, but they should be trained to ensure they have a happy, healthy life. The author, John Bradshaw, is an anthrozoologist. His co-author is Sarah Ellis, a renowned cat expert. This book isn’t just pro-tips and training opinions from a self-proclaimed cat behaviorist who is really just sharing what worked for them and their cats. This is the essential, modern cat bible for guardians to understand more about the structure their cats need, and how to provide that structure in a meaningful, healthful way.
By: Matthew Inman
For those who love a humorous book, whether as a gift for the cat guardian in our lives or as a coffee table book to keep at home, this New York Times best-seller promises to deliver giggles and outright belly laughs. This collection of comics is chock full of truths, isms, and heartfelt observations about life with cats. For a little extra touch of fun, it even includes a full-sized pull-out poster, “How to tell if your cat thinks you’re not that big of a deal.”
What better way to train our cats than with treats? And what better way to provide a nutrient-rich life, than with all-natural, low-calorie, wallet-friendly treats? EcoTreats are all-natural, low-calorie, and delicious to dogs and cats. Use EcoTreats for training sessions, delicious rewards, and enticing appetite fillers. You and your cat-companions will create a feline-friendly home, together.