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 and revised.

"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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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

Title Page Copyright Page Dedication Acknowledgements Introduction
The Cat of Your Dreams
Head to
Watch Out for That Hot Tin Roof
The Doctor Is
House Rules
Fast Forward Stop Rewind Play
Sour Puss
Other Cats Dogs Kids and Your Grumpy Aunt Esther
Glamour Puss
The Pest Patrol
Fasten Your Seat Belt
And Baby Makes Three Four Five
Getting Gray Around the Whiskers
Legacy of Love
Medical Appendix

Litter Box Survival Guide
Scratching Posts Sofas Antique Chairs Which One Will Your Cat Choose?
The Kitty Chef
Resource Guide
Index
Copyright

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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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