This comprehensive book brings together veterinary-approved advice on cat care and a directory of the world’s best-known cat breeds. The book opens with a brief history of the cat and covers every important topic that any responsible owner needs to be aware of. There is advice on buying and choosing a cat, inoculations for kittens, providing a safe environment indoors and out, and choosing equipment. There are also sections on feeding and nutrition, grooming and training, breeding, showing and holistic health care. Part two, The Breeds, is a comprehensive visual encyclopedia of all the main cat breeds, from ever-popular Persians and Shorthairs, to rarer breeds such as the Maine Coon Cat, Ocicat and Ragdoll. With over 1500 photographs, this book is indispensable for every cat owner’s bookshelf.