Decoding Your Cat: The Ultimate Experts Explain Common Cat Behaviors and Reveal How to Prevent or Change Unwanted Ones

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Jul 21, 2020 - Pets - 368 pages
The cutting-edge, scientifically accurate, definitive book on the most popular behavioral issues that cats face

In the United States, one of the predominant reasons that owners abandon or give up their pets (often leading to euthanasia) is because of unwanted behaviors. Many have tried to instruct proper cat training, but this is the first book of its kind to provide an in-depth understanding of the underlying reasons for a cat’s problem behavior, the essential key to unlocking the best for your cat and avoiding pitfalls. Decoding Your Cat gives owners new insight on promoting their cat’s physical and psychological health and wellness and maintaining a long and fulfilling relationship together. 

Written by the leading experts in cat behavior from the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists, with an introduction by animal expert Steve Dale, this book conveys the newest and best information on cat behavioral science in a fun, interesting, and understandable way. Together with anecdotes from real life situations and the science behind how cats relate to their world, Decoding Your Cat empowers owners to provide a home environment that is happy, safe, and functional, to identify and seek treatment for medical health problems, to understand how to deal with unwanted behaviors, and in general to help cats live longer and fuller lives.  

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In this savvy guide from members of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists, readers are nudged toward better understanding, and thus coexisting with, their feline companions. A chart in the ... Read full review


Feline Phonics from Nose to Tail
Setting Up Your New Cat for a Lifetime of Health and Happiness
Creating an Enriched Environment for Your Cats Mind and Body
Cats Are Not Really Solitary Animals
Creating Harmony in the Multicat Household
What Learning Really Is and How Cats Learn
Understanding Why Cats Aggress Toward Humans and What to Do About It
Feline Elimination Problems
Compulsive Grooming and Eating Behaviors
Normal Feline Behaviors That Drive People Crazy
So Close but So Scared Getting to Know That Cat You Just Cant Seem to Touch
Old Cats Should Learn New Tricks
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DRS. MEGHAN E. HERRON, DVM, DACVB, DEBRA HORWITZ, DVM, DACVB, and CARLO SIRACUSA, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVB, DECAWBM are experts and leaders in the field of veterinary behavior.
STEVE DALE is a nationally syndicated pet journalist, radio host, and author of numerous best-selling books.

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