‘Help, my cat is pregnant and I don’t know what to do!’ Not a day goes by without someone posting this message to an Internet forum.
Worried cat owners will know what to do if they read How To Take Care Of Your Pregnant Cat. This new publication is one of the first English-language books in many years exclusively on cat pregnancy.
The author, journalist and long-time cat lover Marc de Jong, is the owner of Cat Pregnancy Report. This web site started in August 2004 and quickly established itself as a very popular site.
‘Before I started my site, it was quite difficult to find a comprehensive guide on the Net about pregnancy in cats’, says de Jong. ‘Many cat sites and forums tell owners only to spay their cat and almost flame people to death if they say their cat got pregnant. Of course they are right when they say there’s an overpopulation of cats. However, it’s also a fact that millions of cats do get pregnant unplanned The Cat site. If you don’t tell their owners what to do and what to expect, you can endanger the life of these cats.’
Marc de Jong received dozens of e-mails from worried cat owners since he started his site. ‘Questions were often so detailed that I had to do a lot of research to answer them. The information I gathered was so valuable that I wanted to share it with all cat lovers.’
Instead of adding it to his already very informative web site, he decided to publish a book. ‘Web sites have limitations’, de Jong says. ‘People tend to scan pages and miss half of the text. They are constantly persuaded to click through to another site. Also, printing a page isn’t always easy. And if you have a dial-up account, then the more you read, the more money you pay.’
To give cat owners immediate access to his book he turned How To Take Care Of Your Pregnant Cat into an e-book, a digital publication downloadable from his web site. He added extra value by interviewing award-winning breeders and veterinarians specialized in cats. Their insider tips are all in the book.
How To Take Care Of Your Pregnant Cat covers almost every subject related to pregnancy in cats. Heat cycles, mating, signs of cat pregnancy, food, care, birth, raising kittens … it’s all there.