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  • Paperback: 1 pages
  • Publisher: Plume; New Rev edition (Oct. 1 1990)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0452265177
  • ISBN-13: 978-0452265172
  • Product Dimensions: 19 x 3.1 x 23.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 635 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #297,985 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Publishers Weekly

Frazier, a professional cat groomer and behaviorist, and writer Eckroate here update the manual they first published 10 years ago, because "owners want to know about visualization, Bach flower remedies a form of homeopathy, interspecies communication and all manner of new and expanded home nursing techniques that can be applied to those wonderful cats and those who cherish them." While the authors' views on cat nutrition and tips on how to become a savvy visitor of the veterinarian are persuasive, readers who cherish cats for their inscrutability and independent spirit--or who don't subscribe to what is probably best described as the authors' New Age outlook--will be better off choosing another handbook. Frazier and Eckroate strain both credibility and prose. Since "the human mind is better equipped than the cat's for learning other languages," they suggest that owners make a concerted effort to imagine how their cats feel being left at home for long periods. They urge us to tell ailing pets, "I know how you're feeling . . . (Describe in detail how his body is feeling)." Blinking is recommended as communications tool. Whether truth or foolery, such advice seems likely to inspire a skeptical feline yawn.
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From Library Journal

This new and revised edition of The Natural Cat ( LJ 6/15/81) covers all aspects of caring for a cat. Drawing on her experience as a nutritionist and groomer to develop her holistic method of raising cats, Frazier advocates natural foods and gives recipes for maximum nutrition. She advises against flea collars and deplores declawing. Her simple cleaning routine solves litter box problems. Anecdotes show how and why her advice is effective, and both owners and cats will benefit from her grooming and handling suggestions. New is "A Guide to Common Feline Health Problems," a list of physical disorders with symptoms and possible solutions. Recommended as a first purchase or an update.
- Helen Sondrol, Lincoln Univ. Lib., Pa.
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By K. Lordan-Morris on Feb. 1 2002
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I used to be a fat lazy "Garfield" type cat. I am 10 years old and I hadn't played in almost six years because it was too much of an effort. My coat was brittle, full of dandruff and my belly nearly hung to the ground. I wheezed a lot since my belly was so big. My owners were very worried about me. They put me on these really expensive prescription diets that the vet recommended but I just kept getting more and more bloated. One day I noticed my Mommy reading THE NEW NATURAL CAT. I had hoped that she would finally come to understand me in the 400+ pages of this book. I believe my mommy paid attention! I believe my mommy finally understands how to feed me and how to communicate with me. I am a happier and healthier cat than I have ever been. I have lost 7 pounds, my coat is shiny and beautiful and I am in a much better mood. It is so much fun to play and pounce and scratch my post again. I can run again! I am not wheezing. My purrrrr may not be as loud because I am not as big but I am happier than I have ever been. If you want to help your feline friends - please, please, read this book!
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This book helped me understand cat nutrition.
DRY FOOD is JUNK FOOD for your cat.
It took me a under a week & my 3 older (10 yrs old)cats are finally off of DRY FOOD.

-WARNING: DO NOT CHANGE YOUR CAT'S DIET IF HE OR SHE IS OVERWEIGHT.-
-Drastic diet change for an over weight cat,
will make him or her sick & die - WARNING.

I did what the book said:
WEEK 1 -
-remove all dry food,
-& replace with 4 small meals a day of wet food(canned cat food or pureed chicken)
-In the Baby food Chicken/pureed chicken:make sure that there is NO ONIONS or SALT added, both are TOXIC to cats.
Make your own pureed chicken with a blender.
-I bought frozen raw chicken food for cats(Red Dog Blue Cat brand from the neighbourhood pet food store (look for a freezer)[...]
-I mix the raw chicken food for cats with the Purreed Chicken.(half & half)
-I add grated carrot & heinz baby food creamed corn.
So thats:
-40 percent protein(raw cat food chicken & baby food purreed chicken)
-30 percent vegie (carrot)
-30 percent grain (creamed corn)
-1/4 teaspoon of Cod Liver Oil (or some salmon oil for cats, find in pet store)

One of my fussiest cats is slowly transitioning to the raw yet, i mix more pureed chicken than frozen raw chicken for cats. (Has only been 1 week)
Remember for the first week you will be feeding them more often, do not restrict calorie intake of obese cats, feed them 4 meals aday to start. My cats got hungry every 5-6 hours,so i had to take notes of times they ate, so i would know when the next feeding time will be.
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By SAM on June 25 2004
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This is THE best book on this topic that I've read, & I've read several. This book is loaded with usable, understandable information with how-to explanations. NO prior knowledge of natural-care-giving is needed to understand Anitra's writings.
Even the page layout is pleasant, with lots of white space surrounding the text; it's easy on the eyes.
I rescue dogs/cats, find appropriate homes for the healthy and adopt the "unadoptable." I am permanent guardian to almost 30 nonhumans. Since a child (now mid-aged), I've never had less than 8 cats & 2 dogs. I know animals & animal books.
If you can only afford 1 book, or perhaps don't care to read lots of books, BUY THIS ONE! I am thoroughly impressed. If you can buy/read two books, get "Dr Pitcairn's Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs and Cats." These 2 books are referenced in many other books of this type. Having read both, I understand why: They're both GREAT!
My ONLY COMPLAINT with the text: Anitra refers to us as "pet owners." We do not "own" our pets (nor our children). Therefore, we are not "pet owners" but are "pet guardians." I'll write Anitra :)
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I would recommend this book to anyone who is truly in-tune with their pet(s). I am grateful to the authors writing this book and to the publishers for publishing it. I have owned it for 10 years. I credit this book with giving me 3 extra years with the love-of-my-life (Rubble), after her doctor said she may only live one more year because of her deteriorating kidney disease. I am not a very new age type of person, however, using the Bach Flower Remedies in conjunction with some traditional medications from my vet, as well as the communication techniques outlined in this book, Rubble had a wonderful quality of life until 21 years of age! Admittedly, I have never fed any of my cats a raw diet or the medicinal broths as this book recommends (and this is where the common sense comes in), simply because I REALLY know my cats, I make a point of being in-tune with them, and more importantly, if something sounds a little too "out-there," I use my common sense, my better judgement, and consult with my veterinarian. I treat my pets as I would my children, I would never put their health or well-being in jeopardy simply because I read something in a book! With that said, the communication techniques described in this book are outstanding and if you have never tried Bach Flower Remedies for your pets, you don't know what you're missing!! I have used Bach Flower Remedy recipes from this book on Rubble for a skin condition related to her kidney disease, as well as on several of the 5 cats that live with me now, with AMAZING SUCCESS!! So, if you know your cat and you have common sense, don't be afraid to use this book!!!! It's wonderful!
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