Cat Lovers Can’t Miss These New Books

From a feel-good story of a kleptomaniac, matchmaking cat to a comprehensive look at pets from a renowned vet, here’s what cat lovers will want to read right now.

Cat litter made from plant material can be friendlier on the environment. Photography ©Rasulovs | Getty Images.
Cat litter made from plant material can be friendlier on the environment. Photography ©Rasulovs | Getty Images.

Looking to curl up with a good read? We’ve picked two books that cat lovers are sure to enjoy.

The Secret Life of Mac

The Secret Life of Mac.
The Secret Life of Mac.

Inspired by the true story of a kleptomaniac cat, this fun novel by Melinda Metz follows the matchmaking adventures of MacGyver the tabby. His human, Jamie Snyder, falls for her handsome neighbor, David, after Mac started stealing personal items from David’s home, bringing the two Los Angeles singles together. But there’s no time for a well-deserved catnap when he meets his new cat sitter, Briony, a runaway bride and Jamie’s cousin.

All Briony wants to do is cuddle up with the only male creature she trusts herself around. But MacGyver has other plans and lures Briony to a friendly neighborhood retirement community — run by a charming young man named Nate. The two instantly hit it off, but Briony isn’t sure she’s ready for a relationship, and Nate is busy dealing with someone who is trying to sabotage his community. Mac thinks they’re all crazy. Why can’t they follow their instincts and go after the love they deserve? But crazy humans or not, MacGyver is on the case. Published by Kensington Books.

The Complete Guide to Pet Health, Behavior, and Happiness

Complete Guide to Pet Health, Behavior and Happiness.
Complete Guide to Pet Health, Behavior and Happiness.

If you’re looking for a comprehensive guide to caring for your pet, look no further. Written by Dr. Gary Weitzman, this go-to guide for at-home animal care focuses on cats, dogs and other domestic pets. Dr. Weitzman brings nearly three decades of veterinary experience directly to both new and experienced pet parents, offering answers to pet parents’ most common questions, including: how to know if your pet is happy; how to care for an aging pet; rescue and adoption — where to start and what to look for; and how to tell if it’s just an upset stomach or a true emergency. Published by National Geographic Books.

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About the author

Annie Butler Shirreffs has worked in the pet industry for 20 years and is currently the senior editor of Catster and Dogster magazines. A cat lover since she was a little girl, she has always had feline friends in her life. She and her husband share their Southern California home with their four cats, Agatha, Alastair, Jack and Mathilda, and an ever-changing clowder of foster kittens, all of whom enjoy being testers for cool, new products.

Editor’s note: This article originally appeared in Catster magazine. Have you seen the new Catster print magazine in stores? Or in the waiting area of your vet’s office? Click here to subscribe to Catster and get the bimonthly magazine delivered to your home. 

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