Starting from Scratch

How to Correct Behavior Problems in Your Adult Cat

Author: Pam Johnson-Bennett

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780143112501

Category: Pets

Page: 376

View: 6550

Certified Animal Behavior Consultant Pam Johnson-Bennett, author of Think Like a Cat, 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. She's the queen of cat behavior! - Steve Dale, author of My Pet World syndicated newspaper column She can, in fact, work miracles with problem cats. -Pet Life Magazine
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CatWise

America's Favorite Cat Expert Answers Your Cat Behavior Questions

Author: Pam Johnson-Bennett

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0143129562

Category: Cats

Page: 352

View: 5926

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.
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Cat Vs. Cat

Keeping Peace when You Have More Than One Cat

Author: Pam Johnson-Bennett

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780142004753

Category: Pets

Page: 224

View: 8941

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.
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Twisted Whiskers

Solving Your Cat's Behavior Problems

Author: Pam Johnson

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9780895947109

Category: Reference

Page: 166

View: 8576

Discusses common behavioral problems in cats and offers solutions using techniques that are in tune with a cat's natural instincts
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Naughty No More

Change Unwanted Behaviors Through Positive Reinforcement

Author: Marilyn Krieger

Publisher: i5 Publishing

ISBN: 1935484842

Category: Pets

Page: 160

View: 6762

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!
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Think Like a Cat

How to Raise a Well-Adjusted Cat--Not a Sour Puss

Author: Pam Johnson-Bennett

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101552670

Category: Pets

Page: 432

View: 2890

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.
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Understanding Cat Behavior

Author: Roger Tabor

Publisher: David & Charles

ISBN: 9780715315897

Category: Pets

Page: 144

View: 1154

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.
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Cat Daddy

What the World's Most Incorrigible Cat Taught Me about Life, Love, and Coming Clean

Author: Jackson Galaxy

Publisher: TarcherPerigee

ISBN: 0399163808

Category: Nature

Page: 295

View: 978

In this inspiring book, Jackson Galaxy, star of Animal Planet's hit television show My Cat from Hell,tells the story of the cat who saved his life and set him on the path to becoming America's Cat Daddy. When Benny arrived in his life, Galaxy was a down-and-out rock musician with not much more going on than a part-time job at an animal shelter and a drug problem. Benny's previous owner brought the cat to the shelter in a cardboard box to give him up. He had seen better days - his pelvis had just been shattered by the wheels of a car, and his owner insisted he'd been 'unbondable' from day one. Nothing could have been further from the truth. An inspiring account of two broken beings who fixed each other, Cat Daddyis laced throughout with Galaxy's amazing 'Cat Mojo' advice for understanding what cats need most from us humans in order to live happier, healthier lives. 'A joy . . . Sometimes the biggest stories are actually the smallest ones - one man, one cat, and a quiet love that was large enough to save them both.' Gwen Cooper, author of the New York Timesbestseller Homer's Odysseyand Love Saves the Day 'This book is no ordinary cat memoir, nor is it an ordinary cat advice book. It is an inspirational tour de force that offers an intimate glimpse of Jackson, the man, and Jackson, the Cat Daddy.' Ingrid King, publisher and founder, The Conscious Cat, and award-winning author of Buckley's Story- Lessons from a Feline Master Teacher Includes a new afterword by the author
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The Cat Whisperer

Why Cats Do What They Do--and How to Get Them to Do What You Want

Author: Mieshelle Nagelschneider

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0553907239

Category: Pets

Page: 336

View: 9006

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.
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The Veterinarians' Guide to Your Cat's Symptoms

Author: Michael S. Garvey, D.V.M.,Anne E. Hohenhaus, D.V.M.

Publisher: Villard

ISBN: 0307492850

Category: Pets

Page: 192

View: 2075

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.
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ComPETability

Solving Behavior Problems in Your Multi-Cat Household

Author: Amy Shojai

Publisher: Furry Muse Publications

ISBN: 9781944423230

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 8662

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.
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Total Cat Mojo

The Ultimate Guide to Life with Your Cat

Author: Jackson Galaxy

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0143131613

Category: PETS

Page: 384

View: 7805

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.
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The Trainable Cat

A Practical Guide to Making Life Happier for You and Your Cat

Author: John Bradshaw,Sarah Ellis

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465096492

Category: Pets

Page: 352

View: 8600

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)
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The Cat Behavior Answer Book

Practical Insights & Proven Solutions for Your Feline Questions

Author: Arden Moore

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 9781580176743

Category: Pets

Page: 326

View: 4920

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.
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The Cat Who Cried for Help

Attitudes, Emotions, and the Psychology of Cats

Author: Nicholas H. Dodman

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0553378546

Category: Medical

Page: 258

View: 5476

Explores behavioral problems of cats, identifying the underlying causes and offering advice for improving cat-human relationships
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Psycho Kitty?

Understanding Your Cat's "crazy" Behavior

Author: Pam Johnson-Bennett

Publisher: Celestial Arts

ISBN: 9780895949097

Category: Pets

Page: 159

View: 780

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.
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Psycho Kitty

Tips for Solving Your Cat's Crazy Behavior

Author: Pam Johnson-Bennett

Publisher: Celestial Arts

ISBN: 9781587613234

Category: Pets

Page: 117

View: 7387

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.
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The Cat Bible

Everything Your Cat Expects You to Know

Author: Tracie Hotchner

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440620547

Category: Pets

Page: 416

View: 1403

The only fully comprehensive guide to ?all things feline,? from the host of Cat Chat on Martha Stewart Living Radio. Finally, a definitive book that delivers many unknown facts about every aspect of caring for and sharing your life with a cat, ranging from proper nutrition and strange behavior to medical care and multi-cat households, to grooming and geriatrics. The Cat Bible explains the mysteries of feline behavior to owners who are devoted to their cats without being able to fully understand them. It offers straightforward solutions to the problems that cause people to give up their cats, many of which are preventable, including litter box avoidance, furniture scratching, and physical ailments. There are more than 90 million American households that count cats as family members, but they are a vastly underserved population, devoted to their kitties, yet bereft of all the public attention, programming, and print devoted to dogs. Now, bestselling author and investigative journalist Tracie Hotchner offers them The Cat Bible, with straightforward, fact-filled solutions to health and behavior problems, based on years of research into the real reasons behind these issues. In the same warm, straightforward style that attracts devoted listeners to her radio shows, Tracie tackles controversial topics such as the truth about commercial dry pet foods and their dangers, bringing readers the latest facts on every topic that affects a feline?s well-being.
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The Natural Cat

The Comprehensive Guide to Optimum Care

Author: Anitra Frazier,Norma Eckroate

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440641497

Category: Pets

Page: 528

View: 7417

The holistic bible for cat caregivers—now updated and expanded. The Natural Cat was one of the first books to advocate natural cat care when it was originally published in 1983. Now fully revised and expanded to address the many new discoveries in holistic pet care, this edition includes: -A new introduction detailing the latest advances in holistic care for cats -Updated statistics, new diet guidelines, and health care recommendations, including the latest on vaccines -An updated resources section with suggestions for finding a holistic veterinarian and advice on how to deal with conventional veterinarians -A complete overhaul of language to reflect new attitudes toward caregiving Combined with classic and reliable advice on grooming, neutering and spaying, common feline health problems, elder cat care, behavioral problems, and emotional bonding, the latest information makes this edition of The Natural Cat the only handbook pet owners will need to naturally nurture a happy, healthy cat. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Adventure Cats

Living Nine Lives to the Fullest

Author: Laura J. Moss

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 1523500557

Category: Pets

Page: 256

View: 9257

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!)
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