NCR254 Your Cat and You | University of Missouri Extension

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Your Cat and You

A Complete Guide to Cat Selection and Care

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NCR254 coverMax Miller
State 4-H Youth Specialist

What makes one cat different from another? How often do cats need baths and what other care does a cat need? The answers can be found in this publication. New and experienced cat owners can learn.about selecting a cat, developmental stages, pregnancy, food requirements, health care and even information about showing cats.

Originally written as a 4-H project, this manual contains a thorough discussion of cats in an easy-to-read form.


  • Bird chasing
  • Cat selection
  • Equipment for cats
  • Feeding
  • Grooming
  • House breaking
  • House cats
  • Kittens
  • Long-haired cats
  • Neutering
  • Older cats
  • Parasites
  • Pedigreed cats
  • Registered cats
  • Specialty cat food
  • Travel with pets
  • Vaccinations for kittens


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