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

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

Every cat owner has wondered: Why is my cat acting this way? Decoding Your Cat, a comprehensive, easy-to-understand guide to decode your cat, likely has the answer. 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. Armed with the newest science on cat behavior, effective, veterinary-approved methods, and real-life examples, this must-have book empowers cat owners to understand why their cat acts the way it does, address behavior problems, and ensure a happy life for their pets. 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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The American College of Veterinary Behaviorists are the undeniable authorities when it comes to explaining why our pets do what they do, and also in dealing with the most extreme behavior problems. The ACVB is a professional organization of veterinarians who are board-certified in the specialty of veterinary behavior dedicated to advancing the behavioral health of all companion animals through education and outreach. ACVB members, known as diplomates, have undergone rigorous professional training and scrutiny, publishing peer-reviewed articles, speaking professionally around the country (many around the world) to veterinarians and others interested in behavior topics, and in general demonstrating that they are the leading experts in the field.

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