Starting from Scratch

How to Correct Behavior Problems in Your Adult Cat

Author: Pam Johnson-Bennett

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101201817

Category: Pets

Page: 400

View: 6381

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.

Twisted Whiskers

Solving Your Cat's Behavior Problems

Author: Pam Johnson

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9780895947109

Category: Reference

Page: 166

View: 3093

Discusses common behavioral problems in cats and offers solutions using techniques that are in tune with a cat's natural instincts

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: 3044

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.

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: 3566

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.

Naughty No More

Change Unwanted Behaviors Through Positive Reinforcement

Author: Marilyn Krieger

Publisher: i5 Publishing

ISBN: 1935484842

Category: Pets

Page: 160

View: 9436

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!

Understanding Cat Behavior

Author: Roger Tabor

Publisher: David & Charles

ISBN: 9780715315897

Category: Pets

Page: 144

View: 8546

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.

Cat Sense

How the New Feline Science Can Make You a Better Friend to Your Pet

Author: John Bradshaw

Publisher: Basic Books (AZ)

ISBN: 0465031013

Category: Pets

Page: 336

View: 6431

Cats have been popular household pets for thousands of years, and their numbers only continue to rise. Today there are three cats for every dog on the planet, and yet cats remain more mysterious, even to their most adoring owners. Unlike dogs, cats evolved as solitary hunters, and, while many have learned to live alongside humans and even feel affection for us, they still don’t quite “get us” the way dogs do, and perhaps they never will. But cats have rich emotional lives that we need to respect and understand if they are to thrive in our company. In Cat Sense, renowned anthrozoologist John Bradshaw takes us further into the mind of the domestic cat than ever before, using cutting-edge scientific research to dispel the myths and explain the true nature of our feline friends. Tracing the cat’s evolution from lone predator to domesticated companion, Bradshaw shows that although cats and humans have been living together for at least eight thousand years, cats remain independent, predatory, and wary of contact with their own kind, qualities that often clash with our modern lifestyles. Cats still have three out of four paws firmly planted in the wild, and within only a few generations can easily revert back to the independent way of life that was the exclusive preserve of their predecessors some 10,000 years ago. Cats are astonishingly flexible, and given the right environment they can adapt to a life of domesticity with their owners—but to continue do so, they will increasingly need our help. If we’re to live in harmony with our cats, Bradshaw explains, we first need to understand their inherited quirks: understanding their body language, keeping their environments—however small—sufficiently interesting, and becoming more proactive in managing both their natural hunting instincts and their relationships with other cats. A must-read for any cat lover, Cat Sense offers humane, penetrating insights about the domestic cat that challenge our most basic assumptions and promise to dramatically improve our pets’ lives—and ours.

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: 9097

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.

ComPETability

Solving Behavior Problems in Your Multi-Cat Household

Author: Amy Shojai

Publisher: Furry Muse Publications

ISBN: 9781944423230

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 4160

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.

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: 8842

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.

Cookies for Dinner

The Tales of Two Moms in Their Quest to Survive Motherhood

Author: Pam Johnson-Bennett,Kae Allen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781935052517

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 175

View: 7755

Johnson-Bennett and Allen reveal their imperfections and embarrassments through hilarious true stories. They bravely--or insanely--tell about how one unexpectedly learns the poop capacity of the average car seat, what to wear on Chicken Pox Island, and what it feels like to have your toddler lock you out of the house while you're wearing less-than-flattering swimwear.

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: 8338

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)

Psycho Kitty?

Understanding Your Cat's "crazy" Behavior

Author: Pam Johnson-Bennett

Publisher: Celestial Arts

ISBN: 9780895949097

Category: Pets

Page: 159

View: 1110

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.

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: 5877

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.

Total Cat Mojo

The Ultimate Guide to Life with Your Cat

Author: Jackson Galaxy

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0143131613

Category: PETS

Page: 384

View: 6005

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.

Dog Sense

How the New Science of Dog Behavior Can Make You A Better Friend to Your Pet

Author: John Bradshaw

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465031633

Category: Pets

Page: 352

View: 3713

Dogs have been mankind's faithful companions for tens of thousands of years, yet today they are regularly treated as either pack-following wolves or furry humans. The truth is, dogs are neither--and our misunderstanding has put them in serious crisis. What dogs really need is a spokesperson, someone who will assert their specific needs. Renowned anthrozoologist Dr. John Bradshaw has made a career of studying human-animal interactions, and in Dog Sense he uses the latest scientific research to show how humans can live in harmony with--not just dominion over-- their four-legged friends. From explaining why positive reinforcement is a more effective (and less damaging) way to control dogs' behavior than punishment to demonstrating the importance of weighing a dog's unique personality against stereotypes about its breed, Bradshaw offers extraordinary insight into the question of how we really ought to treat our dogs.

Cat Scene Investigator

Solve Your Cat's Litter Box Mystery

Author: Dusty Rainbolt Accbc

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781946086006

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 2114

Inappropriate elimination is actually inappropriate communication. Dusty Rainbolt Inappropriate elimination is the most vexing problem cat owners face, but there's good news. Dr. Carlo Siracusa, chief of the animal behavior service at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, says, "Among behavior problems, housesoiling is the problem with the best prognosis if the owner is educated." Enter Cat Scene Investigator: Solve Your Cat's Litter Box Mystery, the consummate inappropriate elimination guide. CSI approaches kitty crime scenes through the eyes of a detective to help determine your cat's motive and the remedy. Award-winning behavior author Dusty Rainbolt uses humor and cutting-edge science-based research to bust feline myths and help you devise a practical strategy so you and Fluffy can live happily ever after. This comprehensive handbook includes: Veterinary and behavioral breakthroughs that will help you understand your cat's litter box needs Setting up a litter box your cat will want to pee in Insight into illnesses that can cause or contribute to litter box mishaps Finding the culprit in a multipet home Determining whether your cat is peeing or marking The effects of stress or fear on feline litter box behavior How to stop urine marking Tips from people who have successfully been-there, done-that Techniques to remove odor from soiled flooring "I now have a comprehensive tool help to save cats' lives: This superb, long-overdue book!" Louise Holton, Alley Cat Rescue founder, community cat rescue pioneer "This is a must-read book for every cat owner. Read it to determine and correct the cause of housesoiling, or better still, to prevent the problem entirely." Dr. Marty Becker, America's Veterinarian "When good cats go rogue on elimination, cat care and behavior author Dusty Rainbolt can not only herd cats, but can round up a full litter-box of information. Awesomely organized, Cat Scene Investigator's clever concept and its author's thorough knowledge, clarity, and humor of presentation makes the many practical and creative options on what to do a catwalk for the reader." Carole Nelson Douglas, author of the Midnight Louie feline PI mysteries and cat rescuer

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: 2179

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

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: 6763

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