Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Learning the Secret Language of Cats by Dr Carol Teed | Blog Tour with Review and Giveaway

The Blurb

Exploring the mind of the cat, Dr. Teed describes what can be learned from understanding this most mysterious of creatures. 

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. 

Describing cats as motivational or inspirational speakers who can teach us how to live a life worth living, Dr. Teed relates how she observed first-hand, time and time again, the positive power of the cat to affect change in small spheres. 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.

Editorial Review
"A moving story of change and self-discovery found through the beauty and wisdom of the feline. Dr. Teed delivers a passionate translation of the secret language of cats." 
- Kathy Stinson, Registered Veterinary Technician and Veterinary Consultant

Learning the Secret Language of Cats by Dr Carol Teed
Category: Non-fiction
Genre: Animal Care and Pets
Publisher: Influence Publishing
Publication Date: November 10, 2013
Paperback: 213 pages
ISBN-10: 1771410175
ISBN-13: 9781771410175
E-Book File Size: 1776 KB
ASIN: B00J2I067I

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The Review

Learning the Secret Language of Cats, written by veterinarian Dr Carol Teed, is an interesting, informative guidebook to cats. With 23 years of veterinary experience, and many beloved cats past and present in her life, Dr Teed has many amusing anecdotes about patients and pets that she has included in her book. These anecdotes are among my favorite parts of the books.

Among the information from Learning the Secret Language of Cats that I learned, and found to be very interesting and informative are: 
  • Dr Teed's advice about Veterinary Medicine as a career choice.
  • Adding an additional cat to your household.
  • The problems that indoor cats face because they live indoors only.
  • The problems that outdoor cats face, and balancing the risks of indoor vs outdoor life.
  • The causes for the high cost of veterinary services, and the need for cat owners to obtain pet insurance.
  • Information about the diet cats need for good health, because cats are strictly carnivores.  

Dr Teed writes in a clear, interesting way. The book is arranged well, and is easy to follow. The book's table of contents, plus some excerpts, can be seen on the author's website. Anyone who is owned by one or more cats would enjoy reading Learning the Secret Language of Cats by Dr Carol Teed, and would benefit from the information it contains. I refer to it frequently, whenever I have a question or concern about cats that Maxie refuses to answer.  

Maxie and I enjoyed reading Learning the Secret Language of Cats. We recommend it to cat lovers everywhere. 

Four Kitties out of five
Note:  I received a complimentary copy of Learning the Secret Language of Cats from iRead Book Tours, in exchange for my honest review. 
All opinions shared are 100% my own.

The Author

About Dr Carol Teed, DVM

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


The Giveaway

Win one of 6 copies of Learning the Secret Language of Cats. 
One winner will also get a $20 Amazon Gift Card 
(Open to USA & Canada) 
Ends April 18

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