(Licenses available for either print-only or print and digital distribution) 

To provide the best, up-to-date advice to your clients, tailored to your  business, you need ‘The Kitten Manual’ (or The CAT Manual) by

Dr Jen Nesbitt-Hawes BVSc MVSt MANZCVS (Veterinary Behaviour).


This 45-page (A4) manual covers everything a new kitten or cat owner needs to know including:

  • Reading body language (and being able to detect early signs of anxiety or discomfort)

  • What a cat needs (setting up for success with species specific needs like perches, scratching posts, litter trays)

  • Appropriate training methods (what is positive reinforcement, why we use it, and how to teach cats)

  • Troubleshooting (common kitten behaviour problems and what to do about them)

It also discusses health care, carrier training, how to use a reward marker, handling and co-operative care.

Best of all, it is customised to your business. It will have your logo and business name, on the front page and header. It will have your contact information inside. If you happen to stock any of the products mentioned, then your Kitten Manual can direct clients to your business. If you have a vet clinic with a particular protocol for what happens on the day of desexing, or want to add in any other details, The Kitten Manual will be edited to reflect that, and make it yours.


STANDARD LICENSE (PRINT ONLY): You will be given ongoing copyright permission to distribute printed versions of the entire manual to your clients, or print off individual pages to use as behaviour handouts. The digital document is not for distribution, nor may any version be made available for resale.

EXTENDED LICENSE: If you'd like to distribute the Kitten Manual digitally to your clients - this option is now available with the Extended License version! 

The Extended License version gives you more flexibility. It has larger font size for reading on mobile devices. It contains hyperlinks to suggested books, YouTube videos and helpful websites. Save trees and printing costs, too!

For a detailed comparison between the two license versions, please click here.

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By purchasing The Kitten Manual, you agree to the following terms and conditions:

1. Pet Perspective maintains a force-free philosophy, using positive reinforcement methods to help pets and their people. When editing or utilising Pet Perspective products, behavioural advice must be in keeping with this philosophy. 

2. a) STANDARD LICENSE: You will hold ongoing copyright permission to distribute printed copies of the entire document, or printed selections to use as handouts. You may not distribute the digital version of the manual, or its contents.

b) EXTENDED LICENSE:   You will hold ongoing copyright permission to distribute both printed and/or digital copies of the entire document, or selections to use as handouts, to your own clients. You may share either via print OR electronically to individual clients (i.e. by email, private link, or dropbox invitation). You may not make any part of the digital version of the document available for access by the general public. 

3. You may not onsell The Kitten Manual in any form, to any third party, without the express permission of the author.


4. Editing the document is encouraged, however in order to protect the integrity of the document, all edits to the The Kitten Manual must be approved by Dr Jen Nesbitt-Hawes. You may not edit or make additions to the document without permission.