Recommended Reading: "Catify to Satisfy."

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Dr. Jean Hofve

Dr. Karen Becker

Dr. Mark Peterson

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The following is a list of books I’ve read and recommend as the best in their field:


Nutrition and Raw Feeding

Natural Nutrition for Cats: The Path to Purr-fect Health, 2008, Kymythy R. Schultze, C.N., C.N.C.

Raising Cats Naturally: How to care for your cat the way nature intended, 2003, Michelle T. Bernard

Nutrient Requirements of Dogs and Cats, 2006, National Research Council of the National Academies

Small Animal Clinical Nutrition, 4th Edition, 2000, Mark Morris Institute

Cat Owner’s Home Veterinary Handbook, Third Edition, 2008, Debra M. Eldredge, D.V.M, Delbert G. Carlson, D.V.M., Liisa D. Carlson, D.V.M., and James M. Giffin, M.D.

Pottenger’s Cats: A Study in Nutrition, 2009, Francis M. Pottenger, Jr., M.D.


General Care and Health

The Complete Guide to Holistic Cat Care, 2009, Celeste Yarnall, Ph.D, and Jean Hofve, DVM

Your Cat: Simple New Secrets to a Longer, Stronger Life, 2007, Elizabeth M. Hodgkins, D.V.M., Esq.



Cat vs. Cat: Keeping Peace When You Have More Than One Cat, 2004, Pam Johnson-Bennett

Think Like a Cat: How to raise a well-adjusted cat – not a sour puss, 2011, Pam Johnson-Bennett

Naughty No More!, 2011, Marilyn Krieger


Animal Welfare and Advocacy

Redemption: The Myth of Pet Overpopulation and the No Kill Revolution in America, 2009, Nathan J. Winograd


Pet Food Industry Practices and Product Safety

Buyer Beware: The crimes, lies and truth about pet food, 2011, Susan Thixton (Ignore the cooking info at the back of the book. Feed raw instead!)

Not Fit for a Dog!: The Truth About Manufactured Dog and Cat Food, 2009, Michael W. Fox, B.Vet.Med, Ph.D, D.Sc., M.R.C.V.S., Elizabeth Hodgkins, D.V.M., and Marion E. Smart, D.V.M., Ph.D.


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Created 09/19/11; Updated 09/19/15