How to Correct Behavior Problems in Your Adult Cat
Author: Pam Johnson-Bennett
The author of Think Like a Cat, Catwise, and Cat vs. Cat, tells how to turn problem cats into purr- fect pets Certified Animal Behavior Consultant Pam Johnson-Bennett, is back to help readers bring out their pet's inner pussycat regardless of the cat's age. Geared specifically for owners of adult cats, be they recently adopted or long time family pets, this book illustrates how it's never too late to correct behavior problems. With her trademark wit and common sense, Pam covers every aspect of a cat's lifestyle, behavior, and environment and gives cat owners specific techniques to help seemingly set-in-their-ways cats change for the better. Authoritative and entertaining, Starting from Scratch is the next best thing to a house call from the world's top feline behaviorist. From the Trade Paperback edition.
America's Favorite Cat Expert Answers Your Cat Behavior Questions
Author: Pam Johnson-Bennett
Top feline behavior expert (and author of Penguin's bestselling THINK LIKE A CAT and CAT VS. CAT) answers the 150 questions most often asked by puzzled cat owners.
Keeping Peace when You Have More Than One Cat
Author: Pam Johnson-Bennett
In a companion volume to Think Like a Cat, a noted animal behaviorist explains the secrets of a peaceful multiple-cat home environment, discussing such topics as communication, territories, cat relationships and hierarchies, and how to diffuse a variety of bad behavior among different cats. Original.
Solving Your Cat's Behavior Problems
Author: Pam Johnson
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Discusses common behavioral problems in cats and offers solutions using techniques that are in tune with a cat's natural instincts
How to Raise a Well-Adjusted Cat--Not a Sour Puss
Author: Pam Johnson-Bennett
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. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Change Unwanted Behaviors Through Positive Reinforcement
Author: Marilyn Krieger
Publisher: i5 Publishing
Thought you couldn’t train your cat and resolve troublesome cat behavior challenges? Yes, you can! Clicker training, combined with other friendly, positive behavior modification techniques can effectively solve cat behavior problems and train your cat in a way that will be quick and easy for you—and fun for your cat. Clicker training can also improve your cat's activity rate, attitude and, more importantly, strengthen the bonds between you and your cat. In this easy-to-read beginner's guide, Marilyn Krieger, a leading clicker-training expert, tells you how to teach your cat to: sit and stay and not dart out of doors; not scratch the furniture; have stress-free introductions to new cats; stay off the table and counters; get along better with you, your guests and other cats; have a stress free association with both the cat carrier and the trip to the veterinarian; do tricks and much more!
Author: Roger Tabor
Publisher: David & Charles
World cat expert Roger Tabor reveals how you can learn to really feel how your cat thinks and behaves. He explains behaviours such as hunting and mating, and also looks at behavioural problems and how to cure them. This book is a real insight into what makes a cat tick, and every owner will benefit from the consequent closer relationship with their feline companion.
Why Cats Do What They Do--and How to Get Them to Do What You Want
Author: Mieshelle Nagelschneider
Who says you can’t train a cat? Just when you thought you had reached the end of your ball of twine, one of America’s most popular cat behaviorists comes to the rescue of perplexed cat owners everywhere, providing practical and effective strategies for solving every feline behavior problem imaginable—from litter box issues to scratching, spraying, biting, and beyond. Cat Whisperer Mieshelle Nagelschneider has been helping people deal with these dilemmas for two decades, achieving a near-perfect success rate. Central to her approach is a keen understanding of the unique way cats see the world—their need for safety and security, their acute territoriality, and their insatiable desire to catch and kill prey. Her proven C.A.T. cat behavior modification plan is a commonsense course of action that can be specifically tailored to your cat in the context of its behavior problems and its particular household environment. Easy-to-implement solutions help transform even the most anxiety-riddled companions into confident, gregarious, and relaxed cats who live longer, happier, and healthier lives. Inside you’ll discover • how to harness the power of “friendly pheromones” to improve your cat’s appetite, exploration, grooming, and play • where, when, and how to create a litter box environment that will provide ease of access and reduce anxiety for you and your cat • how to end aggression in multiple-cat households and help your cats coexist peacefully Is it impossible to train a cat? Not anymore! Your days of yelling and tearing your hair out in the wake of the latest household “cat-astrophe” are over. In this fascinating and indispensable book, the Cat Whisperer takes you inside the mind of a feline to explain why members of one of the world’s most inscrutable species act the way they do—and how you can convince them to change their behaviors for the sake of your peace of mind . . . and theirs. Praise for The Cat Whisperer “I wish I had read The Cat Whisperer before I started filming Must Love Cats. The cats would have liked me a lot more.”—John Fulton, host of Animal Planet’s Must Love Cats “Mieshelle Nagelschneider is a wizard at demystifying cat behavior and providing easy-to-follow steps for solving vexing problems. I dog-eared (or should I say cat-eared) so many pages for later reference that my book doesn’t want to close. Living with six demanding cats in a small house, I wish I’d had this excellent guide years ago.”—Bob Tarte, author of Kitty Cornered, Enslaved by Ducks, and Foul Weather “The reason people are so mesmerized by house cats is because they are truly miniature versions of lions, tigers, and leopards. In her book The Cat Whisperer, Mieshelle Nagelschneider explains the behavior of the house cat in an unprecedented and most accessible way, offering unique insight into the often misunderstood companion animal that is as wild as we have become civilized.”—Jordan Carlton Schaul, Ph.D., contributing editor, National Geographic, and curator, Orange County Zoo “Pet owners despairing of getting their cats to behave will find new hope in this comprehensive guide. . . . This book more than meets Nagelschneider’s goal of guiding owners to the strategies for behavioral and environmental change needed to address issues such as urination outside the litter box and aggressiveness.”—Publishers Weekly From the Hardcover edition.
Author: Michael S. Garvey, D.V.M.,Anne E. Hohenhaus, D.V.M.
The experts reveal how to interpret and understand your cat's symptoms and what steps to take to ensure its health. This comprehensive and practical book is designed to assist cat owners in understanding their pets' bodies and health based on signs and symptoms of disease, and in determining the most common medical problems that might cause particular symptoms. Adopting the "decision chart" format from popular symptom guides for human ailments, such as the American Medical Association's Guide to Your Family's Symptoms and Take Care of Yourself, five leading veterinarians have designed a user-friendly chart system that will guide a pet owner from noting the symptom and observing the cat's behavior to understanding the associated signs of an illness, the possible conditions, and the best steps to take. Filled with more than 150 charts in an easy-to-follow two-color format and medical drawings, The Veterinarians' Guide to Your Cat's Symptoms is the indispensable reference for cat owners. It not only considers the problems of sick and injured pets, but also addresses the needs of healthy animals. It has all the information a cat owner needs: ¸ What a healthy cat should look like ¸ Flow charts to the 200 most common symptoms ¸ Behavioral issues, such as spraying and clawing ¸ Emergency first aid, including transporting an injured cat ¸ A glossary of veterinary diagnostic tests and medical terms With this unique combination of medical information and advice, plus an innovative chart system, The Veterinarians' Guide to Your Cat's Symptoms will ensure that your cat really does have nine lives. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Solving Behavior Problems in Your Multi-Cat Household
Author: Amy Shojai
Publisher: Furry Muse Publications
Whether you share your home with a single cat or multiple felines, this new guide by a seasoned cat behaviorist and cat trainer teaches you about cats aggression, cat clawing, litter box problems and more. You'll find detailed prescriptive how-to advice focused in the most common cat behavior problems found in the multi-cat household from fearful felines and bully cats, to cat food challenges, loud mouth meowing and counter top cruising, and how to introduce cats to other pets and kids. This book addresses every cat behavior question you have.Cat behavior puzzles the most savvy cat lovers, and cat behavior problems lose cats their homes. Cat behavioral problems arise out of owners not understanding cat language and normal animal behavior. Training a cat helps stop cat biting, for instance, and this book explains the behavior of cats whether you have a single feline or multiple cats.Use these fun techniques to calm fears, explain cat body language, and strengthen the bond you share with your cats. Step by step tips from this award-winning author and certified animal behavior consultant explain how to:*Recognize and diffuse cat aggression*Stop cat bites*Settle disputes cat territory squabbles*Solve hit and miss litter box problems*Cure cat scratching with scratching post training*Manage cat nutrition and meals*Soothe cat stress and cat fear*Reduce bullying behavior*How to choose pet friends to reduce cat fights*Learn proper cat introduction techniques*Introduce cats and a new baby or kids*Solve common pet peeves: meowing, cat clawing, kitty countertop cruising, feline door dashing and more!Fun, practical, and eminently informative, ComPETability helps owners devise strategies to prevent, reduce or eliminate cat behavior problems. This also enables multiple cats to live in harmony within the same household. Most important, ComPETability provides crucial tips on how to evaluate and match your pets' personalities, improve their relationships, and make your home a sanctuary for cat fun and peace.
A Practical Guide to Making Life Happier for You and Your Cat
Author: John Bradshaw,Sarah Ellis
Publisher: Basic Books
A New York Times Bestseller "I have to hand it to Bradshaw and Ellis: Once you suss out their basic cat-training philosophy, their methods totally work." --Slate We often assume that cats can't be trained, and don't need to be. But in The Trainable Cat, bestselling anthrozoologist John Bradshaw and cat expert Sarah Ellis show that cats absolutely must be trained in order to enrich the bond between pet and owner. Full of training tips and exercises--from introducing your cat to a new baby to helping them deal with visits to the vet--The Trainable Cat is the essential cat bible for cat owners and lovers. "I doubt you'll find a more well-informed or scientific book on cats that better shows you how feline thinking works."--Times (UK)
The Ultimate Guide to Life with Your Cat
Author: Jackson Galaxy
This comprehensive cat care guide from the star of the hit Animal Planet show "My Cat from Hell," Jackson Galaxy, shows us how to eliminate feline behavioral problems by understanding cats' instinctive behavior. Cat Mojo is the confidence that cats exhibit when they are at ease in their environment and in touch with their natural instincts--to hunt, catch, kill, eat, groom, and sleep. Problems such as litter box avoidance and aggression arise when cats lack this confidence. Jackson Galaxy's number one piece of advice to his clients is to help their cats harness their mojo. This book is his most comprehensive guide yet to cat behavior and basic cat care, rooted in understanding cats better. From getting kittens off to the right start socially, to taking care of cats in their senior years, and everything in between, this book addresses the head-to-toe physical and emotional needs of cats--whether related to grooming, nutrition, play, or stress-free trips to the vet.
Practical Insights & Proven Solutions for Your Feline Questions
Author: Arden Moore
Publisher: Storey Publishing
Covering everything from feeding time to destructive clawing and bad litter box habits, a comprehensive guide to feline behavior utilizes an inviting question-and-answer format to illustrate common and uncommon situations, explaining why cats do what they do and offering helpful suggestions on how to prevent and alleviate potential problems.
Better the Life of Your Pet with10 Cat-Approved Projects
Author: Mac Delaney
Publisher: Workman Publishing
There may be 100 million pet cats in this country, but who says that means they’re domesticated? Sure, they clean themselves, use a litter box, and hunt rodents, but cats are also territorial beasts who think furniture is meant for claw sharpening, and that running water is always better than still. In this inventive, surprisingly funny, and highly entertaining and practical book, Mac Delaney addresses the quirks of cat behavior through the mindset of an aerospace engineer (because that’s what he is!)—and gives us 10 projects that solve the most common sources of friction affecting cats and their doting owners. Take that preference for running water. Because cats don’t trust still water (in the wild, a stagnant pool can harbor disease), they’re often dehydrated and cranky. Here’s how to build not one but two different fountains that will provide fresh, moving water. Or another problem: Cats, diminutive in stature, can feel inferior around humans, causing them to act out in negative ways. The solution: Erect a cat shelf on your wall, giving your pet a prime perch and a height advantage. And that furniture scratching problem? Construct the Cat Cave—it has angled surfaces for optimal scratching, a curved top for ergonomic lounging, a carpeted interior for perfect napping, and an escape route out back for emergency exits. For any cat lover with a modicum of DIY skills, here’s a whole new approach to living happily ever after with your pet(s).
The Feline Enigma Revealed
Author: John W. S. Bradshaw
From John Bradshaw, one of the world's leading experts on animal behaviour, and the author of the Sunday Times bestseller, In Defence of Dogs, comes a scientific portrait of the true, surprising nature of cats Worshipped as gods, feared as demonic servants, seen as both wild opportunists and beloved companions, cats often seem as unfathomable, enigmatic and magical to us today as they did in ancient times. They have lived with humans for at least ten thousand years (far earlier than the reign of the Pharaohs), and today are the most popular pet in the world. That they now outnumber the dog, man's 'best friend', by three to one, is small wonder: at once affectionate and self-reliant, they seem to be perfectly suited to our busy 21st Century lifestyles. Yet cats still think like the wild scavengers and hunters from which they are descended - and to which they can quickly revert. Today, they face unprecedented challenges in their life with humans: from conservationists who cast them as a threat to wildlife; from other cats who they compete for territory with; and from good-intentioned owners and vets with misconceptions of what they require. Cats need not so much our sympathy, but our understanding, if they are to continue to enjoy our companionship. The recent surge in feline science - with John Bradshaw at the forefront - means we are now better equipped to understand them than ever before. Cat Sense offers us for the first time a true picture of one of humanity's closest and most enigmatic companions. Praise for John Bradshaw's In Defence of Dogs 'The most fantastic book, a revelation.' Observer 'Essential reading.' Daily Telegraph 'Nothing less than a manifesto for a new understanding.' Guardian 'A case grounded in kindness and science ... Authoritative, wise and rather moving.' Independent 'Read this book.' Sunday Times
A Guide to Decoding Cat Language
Author: Aline Alexander Newman,Gary Weitzman
Publisher: National Geographic Books
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Draws on the expertise of a Humane Society veterinarian and a National Geographic writer to reveal what cats are communicating with their body language and behavior, sharing educational scenarios and numerous photos of classic cat poses. Simultaneous.
Understanding Your Cat's "crazy" Behavior
Author: Pam Johnson-Bennett
Publisher: Celestial Arts
Whether your cat refuses to use her litter box, insists on scratching your good furniture, or exhibits aggressive tendencies, Psycho kitty will help you understand and treat your feline friend's behavior problems.
Tips for Solving Your Cat's Crazy Behavior
Author: Pam Johnson-Bennett
Publisher: Celestial Arts
Meet evil Espresso, who likes to sink his teeth into houseguests; Hannah, who uses walls as scratching posts; and Spencer, who sneaks into showers. Armed with 20 years of experience as a certified cat expert, Pam Johnson-Bennett tackles these tough kitty cases and outlines behavioral techniques, including play therapy, territory adjustments, and positive reinforcement, to help readers turn their troubled tabbies into well-adjusted pussycats. A nationally known cat behavior consultant gets into the mind-set of misunderstood felines, proving that even the "craziest" cats are trainable. Addresses litter box laments, clawing catastrophes, and more. Revised edition includes more than 35 new full-color photographs.
Living Nine Lives to the Fullest
Author: Laura J. Moss
Publisher: Workman Publishing
Just when you thought you knew all there was to know about cats comes the ultimate—and unexpected—guide to taking your cat into the wild. Here are cats walking on a leash. Cats hiking on a leash. Cats tramping through snow. Cats camping. Cats kayaking, canoeing, even surfing—yes, cats who love water. When animal writer and active hiker Laura Moss couldn’t find an online resource for hitting the trail with her cat, she created one. AdventureCats.org took off like wildfire, with attention from Wired, the Huffington Post, Outside magazine, BuzzFeed, and much more. Now, the book Adventure Cats—a collection of jaw-dropping photographs, inspiring stories of real-life cats, and all the how-to a cat owner needs—will take readers and their cats well beyond the backyard. Learn how to leash-train a cat. What to do if you encounter wildlife on the trail. Plus, winter safety tips, and how to bring a little bit of the outdoors to an indoor cat. The stories themselves are catnip for animal lovers, from Nanakuli, the one-eyed cat who hangs ten; to Georgie, a four-year-old gray tabby who lives on a sailboat; to Quandary, who not only insists on hiking with her family but also teaches them a valuable lesson: When you follow your cat’s natural tendency to wander, you experience the outdoors at a slower, richer pace. This book will delight every cat person, regardless of whether their pet is inclined to adventure. (Take the quiz at the beginning of the book to find out!)
The Complete Guide to Raising the Perfect Pet with Love
Author: Zak George,Dina Roth Port
Zak George is a new type of dog trainer. A dynamic YouTube star and Animal Planet personality with a fresh approach, Zak helps you to tailor train to your dog's unique traits and energy level--leading to quicker results and a much happier pet. Packed with everything you need to know to raise and care for your dog, this book will help you communicate and bond with one another in a way that makes training easier, more rewarding, and--most of all--fun!