Think Like a Cat: How to Raise a Well-Adjusted Cat--Not a Sour Puss

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Penguin, Sep 27, 2011 - Pets - 432 pages
America's favorite cat behavior expert, author of Catwise and Cat vs. Cat, offers the most complete resource for cat owners of all stripes, now fully updated.

"The queen of cat behavior" - Steve Dale, author of My Pet World

Think it's impossible to train a cat? Think again! By learning how to think like a cat, you'll be amazed at just how easy it is. Whether you are a veteran cat lover, a brand-new owner of a sweet kitten, or the frustrated companion of a feline whose driving you crazy, Pam Johnson-Bennett will help you understand what makes your cat tick (as well as scratch and purr). Topics range from where to get a cat to securing a vet; from basic health care to treating more serious problems; choosing an inrresistible scratching post and avoiding litterbox problems.

A comprehensive guide to cat care and training, she helps you understand the instincts that guide feline behavior. Using behavior modification and play therapy techniques, she shares successful methods that will help you and your cat build a great relationship.
 

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As a new kitten owner, I found this book insightful and a great source of information. Pam Johnson-Bennett highlights good arguments about the advantages of having an indoor cat instead of outdoor ... Read full review

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User Review  - KittyBimble - LibraryThing

As a new kitten owner, I found this book insightful and a great source of information. Pam Johnson-Bennett highlights good arguments about the advantages of having an indoor cat instead of outdoor ... Read full review

Contents

Head to Toe
21
Watch Out for That Hot Tin Roof
34
The Doctor Is In
58
House Rules
80
Fast Forward Stop Rewind Play
95
Sour Puss
114
Litter Box Survival Guide
148
Scratching Posts Sofas Antique Chairs
180
Glamour Puss
237
The Pest Patrol
253
And Baby Makes Three Four Five
275
Getting Gray Around the Whiskers
287
Legacy of Love
298
Emergencies and First Aid
306
Medical Appendix
329
Resource Guide
399

Other Cats Dogs
216

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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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