Cat Vs. Cat: Keeping Peace When You Have More Than One Cat (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Jul 6, 2004 - Pets - 240 pages
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In this companion to her successful introduction to cat behavior Think Like a Cat, Pam Johnson-Bennett, the award-winning author and feline behaviorist, shows how adding another cat to your home does not have to be the start of a kitty apocalypse. Although cats are often misunderstood as natural loners, Johnson-Bennett shows how to plan, set up, and maintain a home environment that will help multiple cats—and their owners—live in peace. Cat vs. Cat will help readers understand the importance of territory, the specialized communication cats use to establish relationships and hierarchies, and how to interpret the so-called “bad behavior” that leads so many owners to needless frustration. Offering a wealth of information on how to diffuse tension, prevent squabbles and ambushes, blend two families, or help the elder kitty in your family, Cat vs. Cat is a welcome resource for both seasoned and prospective guardians of cat families large and small.


  

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This book is filled with awesome tips on how to live in harmony with your cat(s). A must read for all cat owners. Read full review

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I really loved this book. It was a simple read that seemed to have all the answers. I have a tendency to 'humanize' my cats, and this book helped me to see things from THEIR point of view, rather than ... Read full review

Contents

CATS ARE SOCIAL CREATURES
STATUS
EARLYSOCIALIZATION
BUMPS IN THE ROAD
EYES1
EARS
WHISKERS
POSTURE
A NOTE ABOUT DECLAWING
INTERCAT INTERMALE AGGRESSION
FEAR AGGRESSION
TERRITORIAL AGGRESSION
PLAYAGGRESSION
REDIRECTED AGGRESSION
PAININDUCED AGGRESSION
STATUSRELATED AGGRESSION

SCENT COMMUNICATION
TURF 101
MOVIN ON UP
HOW TO INCREASE TERRITORY
INDOOR TRANSITIONS
THE SANCTUARYROOM
PREPARING THE SANCTUARYROOM
PREPARING THE REST OFYOUR HOME
PREINTRODUCTION VETERINARYCHECKUPS
THE NEW SPOUSE OR SIGNIFICANT OTHER
BLENDED FAMILIES
INTRODUCING CATS TO A NEW HOME
BABIES AND CHILDREN
INTRODUCINGYOUR CATS TO A DOG
MOUSERS BIRDWATCHERS SPIDER SNATCHERS AND CRICKET NABBERS
TOYSTHAT SAYWOW
PLAYTIME WITH PIZZAZZ
GROUP SESSIONS
THE DIVERSION TECHNIQUE
THE GRAVEYARDSHIFT
CATNIP
BOWL PREFERENCES
SCHEDULED FEEDING
CATS ON SPECIAL DIETS
FURRYTHIEVES
USING FOOD FOR BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION
OVERCROWDING
CLEANLINESS
BOX TYPE
LITTER
SPRAYING
HORIZONTAL NONSPRAYMARKING
TREATMENT FOR SPRAYING
INDISCRIMINATE URINATION
GUARDING PATROLLING AND BEING FIRST
SCRATCHING BASICS
TYPESOF POSTS
SO MANYCATS TOO FEW POSTS
LOCATIONS
FURNITURE SCRATCHING
WHEN TO REPLACE POSTS
PREDATORYAGGRESSION
MATERNAL AGGRESSION
IDIOPATHIC AGGRESSION
REINTRODUCTIONS
WHAT TO DO IFYOU ARE BITTEN
DRUG THERAPY
MANAGING STRESS
OVERGROOMING
SEPARATION ANXIETY
STRANGER ANXIETY
LESS STRESSFUL VISITS TO THE VETERINARIAN
THE ILL CAT
THE ELDERKITTYIN THE FAMILY
ENVIRONMENTAL MODIFICATIONS
THE LITTER BOX
DEATH AND MOURNING
GETTING PROFESSIONAL HELP
ANIMAL BEHAVIORISTS
THE RESPONSIBILITYOF THE FAMILYDURING TREATMENT
REHOMING AND EUTHANASIA
VETERINARYORGANIZATIONS
ANIMAL WELFARE AND PET OWNER EDUCATION
PRODUCT MANUFACTURERS
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Pam Johnson-Bennett, author of five other award-winning books on cat behavior, is resident cat expert on iVillage.com and the behavior columnist for the Internet magazine The Daily Cat. She has written numerous articles for national magazines and frequently appears on national TV and radio, as well as veterinary and animal welfare conferences. She lives near Nashville, Tennessee.

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