I fear that the title may mislead potential buyers into thinking that this is yet another "lightweight" self-help book. In actual fact, the "Tanya" of the title was the author's beloved cat & the book is quite the most comprehensive, informed work of reference on the subject that one could wish for.
The research which the author has undertaken is vast & well-authenticated, whilst her presentation makes it easily comprehensible to owners who have little veterinary knowledge. I cannot recommend this book highly enough. It is an essential for any cat-owner, whether they have already experienced living with a cat with chronic kidney disease or whether this is something which they will inevitably experience in the future, if they continue to share their life with feline companions.
The knowledge imparted in this book enables the owner to ask pertinent questions of their veterinary practitioner, explore all available options & care for their cat long after they might have otherwise given up hope. Possible treatments, palliative care, progression of the disease & diets (both U.S. & U.K.) are all covered in very extensive detail, & in an empathetic, but definitely unsentimental & unbiased way.
My heartfelt thanks to the author, Helen Fitzsimons, for a book which should be on every cat-owners shelf. It is, quite literally, a life-saver!
Tanya's Comprehensive Guide to Feline Chronic Kidney Disease: Everything You Need to Know to Help Your Cat (英語) ペーパーバック – 2018/9/25
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Helen Fitzsimons has been singlehandedly running Tanya's Comprehensive Guide to Feline Chronic Kidney Disease website since 2000. Helen has built up a huge following on her site thanks to her sympathetic and practical assistance to catlovers faced with this illness. Her years of expertise are here presented in book form, providing an indispensable and permanent guide to caregivers everywhere.
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Not Just for Chronic Kidney Disease.2014年12月12日に英国でレビュー済み
First of all, Thank you and God Bless Helen Fitzsimons for writing this book. It is well worth the money and heres why. She doesn't just talk about Chronic Kidney Disease. She talks about many different diseases that are associated with kidney disease. My cat has Hyperthyoridism, Congestive Heart failure and it effects his kidneys, hence he has kidney failure. She tells you what the numbers mean from your cats test result. She talks about many medications, what they do and how it effects your particular cat. After hearing from my vet the test results of my cat, I can reference it later in this book and get a good understanding. OR when the vet talks about a procedure, I can reference it as well, then ask the right questions. She mentions many, if not, almost all of the cat foods on the market and shares the different levels of protein etc. She talks about natural remendies. She shows many illustrations of "how to" when her cats were ill. She explains why a cat may have a certain reaction and what to watch or ask for. She explains what vets will do and will not be comfortable doing with your cat. She talks also about how to say goodbye to your beloved friend, when may be the best time, or when not to give up.She put this information all together in a really easy to read format. She refers to both US and UK information, websites, food,and everything. This is useful to me as I have lived in both countries. If this doesn't sell you the book, I don't know what will. There is so much more information than just for Chronic Kidney Disease. Now my old cat is 17 years and 8 months, I can say this book has helped me in so many ways. I bought one for myself and one as a gift. I will keep this book for future kitties I own. Well worth the money.
E. L. Wisty
...with all the other 5 star reviews here. Helen Fitzsimons has done her own research to present us with this huge volume - comprehensive really is the word - covering every possible aspect of caring for a cat with CKD. This book is without a doubt going to prove invaluable.
A mine of information2018年4月27日に英国でレビュー済み
A huge book full of very useful information for those of us with a beloved cat suffering from kidney disease. It's been of tremendous help to me. I highly recommend it.
When I was told by my Vet that my 2 ...2015年1月22日に英国でレビュー済み
When I was told by my Vet that my 2 bengal cats had onset of kidney disease I panicked, until I discovered this book.I have already tried, with the approval of my Vet, some of the treatments described in the book and they all work. I would call this book the kidney disease bible. Well done Helen!
Top grade support for cat owners2012年9月14日に英国でレビュー済み
The information which is available in this book is absolutely essential for those with cats on the roller-coaster ride of kidney failure. It has been so well researched and covers any problem which may occur during the cat owner's journey giving both practical and emotional support to the cat owner, who is often at their wits end to give the right comfort and support at each stage of their cats illness. I used the website frequently but now to have a book always at hand is so reassuring. I can't thank the author and her cats enough for all the content of this book. Well done to all who were involved including her beloved cats who have left such a legacy!
Does exactly what it says2013年2月28日に英国でレビュー済み
Hats off to Helen Fitzsimons. Her book is subtitled 'Everything you need to know to help your cat' and the contents amply bear this out. Not only that, in addition to thorough discussion of causes, symptoms and treatments,she also includes sections on how owners can cope with their own feelings of anxiety and loss. The book is both accessible and authoritative and a mainstay and comfort for those with cats suffering from Feline Chronic Kidney Disease.
L J Hills
Very well researched and very informative. Gives a lot of information about what to expect which vets seem to not think worthy of telling you about. Helps make a very scary diagnosis a bit less scary. Gives details of side issues which were never mentioned and has some excellent tips on helping ill cats.
This is a highly recommended book for anyone who wish to care properly for ...2015年7月15日に英国でレビュー済み
This is a highly recommended book for anyone who wish to care properly for their cat during the stages of chronic kidney disease. May I also recommend this Facebook group: Feline Chronic Kidney Disease.
Attenti al Gatto
Worth every penny and in comparison to our vet bills a complete bargain2014年3月14日に英国でレビュー済み
Excellent book, packed with information and practical guidance which has been invaluable to bewildered cat owners dealing with the trauma of their beloved kitty being diagnosed with CKD.