Dear Cathy, I read your great pet column in the Las Vegas Review Journal every Sunday. It’s always interesting. I am writing because our son has four cats, and seems to be very adept at their overall care. My question is, can you recommend a good cat medical guide, which would be a handy thing for him to use now and then? An A-Z guide covering as much as possible? No doubt there are several on the market, but I wanted to ask the expert. Christmas is coming soon, and it would be a good gift. — Geoffrey, Las Vegas, NV Dear Geoffrey, Reference books on pet care make great gifts for people with pets of all ages. While there are lots of books with great information on pet care, health and behavior, I tend to go for the classics. My favorite books include “Dr. Pitcairn’s Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs and Cats” by Susan Hubble Pitcairn and Richard H. Pitcairn. It’s been around for about 20 years, but was recently updated, so get the updated version. It focuses on natural health. The other book I like, and is more in line with your question, is “The Cat Owner’s Home Veterinary Handbook” by six veterinarians. This is a good all-around reference book that focuses on health issues. Make sure you get the recently updated version, too. If your son is interested in understanding more about cat behavior, check out books by cat experts Jackson Galaxy and Pamela Bennet Johnson. These authors offer lots of insights into feline behavior that can helpful in a multi-cat household. Dear Cathy, We wanted to tell you about a new pet that is making the rounds in the pet therapy world — miniature horses. We have 30 minis and have been working with them for 25 years. Miniature horses live about 25 years, but many of ours are into their 30s. We believe the minis are ideal as pet therapy animals for many reasons. They are quiet, intelligent and well-behaved. They can go most anywhere, even in elevators and have no hesitation in navigating the slippery floors of a long-term care facility. If they poop, it can be handled with a minimum effort. They are curious and want to greet each visitor. And they don’t need a large paddock. Some people visit our herd at our farm where we cater