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The Cat - Natural history, domestic varieties, man

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THE CAT:

ITS NATURAL HISTORY; DOMESTIC VARIETIES; MANAGEMENT AND TREATMENT
(with illustrations)

BY
PHILIP M. RULE.

WITH AN ESSAY ON FELINE INSTINCT
BY BERNARD PEREZ.




London:
SWAN SONNENSCHEIN, LOWREY & CO.,
PATERNOSTER SQUARE.
1887.


Butler & Tanner,
The Selwood Printing Works,
Frome, and London.



TO
JOHN COLAM, ESQ.,
SECRETARY TO THE ROYAL SOCIETY FOR THE
PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS,
This Book
IS RESPECTFULLY DEDICATED,
IN RECOGNITION OF THE NOBLE AND UNFAILING
DEVOTION DISPLAYED BY HIM IN ADVOCATING
THE CAUSE OF HUMANITY;
AND IN ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF THE AUTHOR’S
APPRECIATION OF HIS REGARD FOR AND INTEREST IN
THE SUBJECT OF THE
FOLLOWING PAGES.

Inhalt CONTENTS. PAGE CHAPTER I. General Characteristics 1 CHAPTER II. General Characteristics (continued) 10 CHAPTER III. Food 31 CHAPTER IV. On the Management and Treatment of Cats 45 CHAPTER...

Vorwort Before sending forth this little book, I consider it my duty to request the attention of the patient reader to a few introductory and explanatory remarks. During some portion of the past year I con...

Chapter 1 GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS. The origin of the domestic cat (Felis domestica) is a subject about which there has been much conjecture and scientific discussion, but without any positive issue. Very lo...

Chapter 2 GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS. (Continued.) A short time ago I had two kittens which were born in the Zoological Gardens, Regent"s Park, and bred between the domestic tortoiseshell and the British wild ...

Chapter 3 CHAPTER III. FOOD. Although the cat is in many respects so hardy an animal as to have the popular reputation of possessing nine lives, we must bear in mind that puss is not of such an iron consti...

Chapter 4 ON THE MANAGEMENT AND TREATMENT OF CATS Having briefly considered the general feeding of our fireside favourite, we may proceed to discuss the consideration of its proper care and treatment during...

Chapter 5 DOMESTIC VARIETIES. In the estimation of persons who have no appreciation of the beautiful in animal life, a cat is a cat, and nothing but a cat. I have often observed some surprise expressed by v...

Chapter 6 ON THE DISEASES OF CATS. I must now endeavour to describe a few of the ailments to which pussy is liable, and by pointing out the cause, when possible, may hope to assist the kind reader in avoidi...

Chapter 7 ON THE DISEASES OF CATS. (Continued.) Pneumonia, or Inflammation of the Lungs, is not an uncommon malady in the cat, and the tendency to pulmonary weakness appears to be transmitted from generatio...

Feline Instinct I. Mitis and Riquet are two tom-cats saved from a litter of five; their mother is an Angora, slate-coloured, with the neck, breast, and tips of the paws white. Mitis has a large head and limbs, an...

Footnotes Butler & Tanner, The Selwood Printing Works, Frome and London Footnotes: [1] The Zoological Society has now fitted up the building, which was formerly the Reptile House, with new cages, and t...