Fit Cat: Tips and Tricks to Give Your Pet a Longer, Healthier, Happier Life
Fit Cat: Tips and Tricks to Give Your Pet a Longer, Healthier, Happier Life
Fit Cat: Tips and Tricks to Give Your Pet a Longer, Healthier, Happier Life Fit Cat: Tips and Tricks to Give Your Pet a Longer, Healthier, Happier Life Fit Cat: Tips and Tricks to Give Your Pet a Longer, Healthier, Happier Life Fit Cat: Tips and Tricks to Give Your Pet a Longer, Healthier, Happier Life Fit Cat: Tips and Tricks to Give Your Pet a Longer, Healthier, Happier Life

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Publisher: Firefly Books

Author Statement: Arden Moore ; Foreword by Dr. Lori Huston
Audience: Trade
Specs: full color throughout, further reading, index
Pages: 192
Trim Size: 6 3/4" X 9" X 1/2"
Language code 1: eng
Publication Date: 20150115
Copyright Year: 2015
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Fit Cat: Tips and Tricks to Give Your Pet a Longer, Healthier, Happier Life

A customized guide to all things C.A.T.

Household cats are happy to lie about, preferably in a sunny spot, their only effort a trip to the food bowl or litter box. It is up to their humans to keep them healthy, physically active and mentally engaged. Fit Cat provides cat owners with a road map to the best care they can give their feline companions.

In 14 chapters, the book covers every part of a cat's life. There is information seldom covered in cat books -- such as budgeting, staying in hotels, assessing health at home and reducing anxiety -- and also includes problem solving and more than a dozen games that will engage even the laziest of cats.

Topics include:

  • How Healthy is Your Cat? - veterinarian, medications
  • Knowing Your Cat - feline emotions, popular breeds, what gestures and meows reveal
  • Grooming and Hygiene - hair, nails, teeth and gums
  • Food and Nutrition - portion size, foods, treats, weight
  • Behavior Issues - tackling problem behaviors like attacking ankles and waking you up
  • Basic and Advanced Tricks - training command, cat psychology
  • The Indoor Life - scratching posts, beds, play
  • Litter Training - litter boxes, cleaning, solving problems like going outside the box
  • Travel - airplanes, boats, hotels, anxiety, kitty-proofing a hotel room
  • Pet First Aid - emergencies, CPR, first aid kit, bleeding, bee stings, burns
  • Socializing - cat to cat, cat to dog, cat to people, cat to spouse/mate/guest, cats and birds
  • Budgeting - how to lower expenses, what never to cut out, homemade toys, pet insurance
  • The Early Years - kitten care
  • The Senior Years - tips, pet-proof the house, dementia, euthanasia, adopting a senior cat, feline trivia.

There are at least 74 million and as many as 96 million pet cats in America alone. More than 2.7 million people "like" cats on Facebook. For millions of cat lovers who want only to give their pets a long, happy and healthy life. Fit Cat has the expert advice and guidance to do just that.


Arden Moore -- The Pawsitive Coach™ -- happily wears many "collars" in the pet world: radio show host, author, professional speaker, editor, media consultant and master pet first-aid instructor. Her mission: bringing out the best in pets and their people. Each week, one million tune into her Oh Behave Show on Pet Life Radio. The founder of Four Legged Life and creator of National Dog Party Day, Arden shares her home with two dogs, two cats and an overworked vacuum cleaner. Learn more at



Think of this book as your customized guide to all things C–A–T! With step-by-step guidelines, tips and tricks as well as insights about your cat, this book is designed to ensure your feline friend enjoys a long, healthy and enjoyable life.

A mere generation ago, most cats lived outdoors. If they were lucky, some had access to sand-filled plastic boxes for litter, cheaply made toy mice and maybe a folded blanket for a bed. They dined on food scraps or commercial food filled with grains. Many worked as mousers, ridding barns and homes of unwanted rodents. Too many only saw a veterinarian maybe once after being adopted for a first round of vaccinations. You've come a long way, kitty! Felines today enjoy the benefits of a pet revolution. New careers have been created out of this fascination with felines and other pets. In more recent times, people established careers as professional pet groomers, certified cat behaviorists, pet first aid instructors, and veterinarians who only specialize in caring for cats.

Admit it, our felines influence us in what we buy, where we live and how we decorate our homes. Paw through the pages of this book to discover more about decorating options such as "catios" (outdoor enclosures specifically built for indoor cats) and feline "superhighways" for living rooms. Discover, too, how to stretch your family budget without sacrificing the quality of care for your cat. Find out clever tips to outfox your feline so you can enjoy a sound night's sleep and how to maintain harmony between your cat and any other family pet. You can also learn how to teach your cat impressive performance tricks and experience good-quality playtime to improve the relationship with your feline.

I am honored to be your guide for you and your 21st century cat. Ever since I was a toddler, I've shared my life with a cat or two. My feline friendship began with a cool Siamese named Corky, who joined me swimming at our backyard lake and never turned down a blue gill I reeled out of the lake. My current cats answer to the names Murphy and Zeki. At 15, Murphy is an ageless feline wonder who still exhibits kitten-like energy and purrs like a diesel truck. At 5, Zeki wows audiences as my confident feline assistant whenever I give cat behavior presentations or hands-on pet first aid classes. She is a certified therapy cat and accomplished travel kitty by car and airplane.

Our cats have us at meow. They delight us. They fascinate us. They love us. It is now time to cuddle up with your cat, read through these pages and learn how to truly be your cat's best friend.

Arden Moore



    Chapter 1 General Health
    Chapter 2 Knowing Your Cat
    Chapter 3 Grooming and Hygiene
    Chapter 4 Food and Nutrition
    Chapter 5 Behavior Issues
    Chapter 6 Basic and Advanced Tricks
    Chapter 7 Indoor Life
    Chapter 8 Litter Training
    Chapter 9 Travel
    Chapter 10 Pet First Aid
    Chapter 11 Socializing
    Chapter 12 Budgeting
    Chapter 13 The Early Years
    Chapter 14 The Senior Years
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