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Feline medicine
  1. Caroline Blundell

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The Cat: Clinical Medicine and Management Susan E. Little 1424 pages, hardback, £122. Elsevier Saunders. 2011. ISBN 978 1 43770 660 4

SHERLOCK Holmes is famous for his ability to use concealment, reasoning and forensic laboratory skills to solve difficult cases. Cat medicine can also be a great detective story. Cats are masters of disguise and reveal their secrets slowly. Like the best mysteries, getting to the core requires as much patience, logic and intuition as it does science.

Cats have often been the ‘small dogs’ of textbooks, with just a few lines at the end of a chapter to describe their differences. Now, however, cats are in the spotlight, with some excellent texts emerging.

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