Monday, March 30, 2015

THE SECRET LANGUAGES OF CATS, by Dr. Carol Teed D.V.M.


Book Synopses: Dr. Teed began to write this book because she felt a book like this was missing from the bookshelves of cat owners and lovers. It became a labour of love with each page written as she realized she could impact so many cat lives and hopefully prevent preventable disease, behavioural issues and euthanasia. With humour, candor and intelligence, Dr. Teed not only provides insight into modern day feline health and welfare issues, but describes how the experiences of the cat are mirrored in our own lives.

Dr. Teed explores the body-mind-soul connection and notes what feeds the mind is often deficient in the modern world we have constructed for ourselves and our cats. These deficiencies then become written on the body. She feels a more integrated approach to care of our felines is what is needed now for the modern cat. Through personal stories of lessons learned over her years as a veterinarian in feline practice and as an overall cat lover, Dr. Teed calls the cat the ultimate success story and through careful study has found the secrets to his success. She has observed first hand time and time again the positive power of the cat to affect change in small sprees and reflects what an amazing thing it would be if we were all a bit more cat-like. In her words, every household can benefit from a cat.

I love cats and I talk to them. They come to me even the feral ones. I blinked at them and they blinked back at me. I do that all the time with my own fur-kid, Trio, and she blinks back at me too. She's adopted from the SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) in Penang. Later I found out that the blinking means "I love you" in the cat language. So yes, I have a cat (and a few more in the past, but only one now). 

Dr. Carol Teed's book is an eye-opener because it helps me to understand Trio better now after reading her book. It has 11 awesome chapters. Chapter 3 is my favorite and that is because anything with the word "language" in it is very appealing to me, so this chapter is about the language of cats. It talks about the language of attention, of compassion, of a name, and of a cat lover. Other chapters such as Chapter 4 covers in great details about cats' health and issues, outdoor vs. indoor cats, and caring for senior cats.

I love that this book is a reference, story and memoir all packed into one beautiful book about cats. Cat owners will find it very useful, engaging, and informative; friends of cat owners will understand their cat-lover friends even more. Who knows? They may even decide to become cat owners now that they are armed with knowledge of this wonderful species!

I dedicate this post to my wonderful fur-kid, Trio. Mommy loves you!



About the Author: Dr. Carol Teed graduated from the Atlantic Veterinary College in 1990. She spent most of her career in feline specialty practice where she became fluent in the mysterious language of cats. While observing cats through their accelerated life cycle, she became fascinated by their ability to bring positive change to the lives of those they interact with. She currently lives in rural Niagara, Ontario, Canada with her husband, four children, two dogs and three cats. She is working on her second book and always has a cat on her lap and two looking over her shoulder.

Connect with Dr. Carol:  Website  ~  Facebook  ~  Twitter

Where to buy the book:
From Publisher
Amazon
Barnes & Nobles
Chapters Indigo

Many thanks to Laura Fabiani from iRead Book Tours for sending me a complimentary copy of this e-book. I'm proud to be a part of this book tour!