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.
Author: Jessica Madison
Publisher: Independently Published
Release Date: 2018-09-27
This comprehensive cat care guide from Jessica Madison, shows us how to help your cat live longer and eliminate feline behavioral problems by understanding cats' instinctive behavior.If you're a cat owner, especially a new cat owner, it's natural to ask questions about ageing and your feline. Just how long do cats live?Cats are living longer than ever before, thanks to the advances in medicine and nutrition. It's very usual today to see a cat live well into its 20s.We who love cats want them to live as long as possible since we love them just like they are our kids. Although genetics may have an effect on how cats age, there are many things we can do to prolong our cats' life potential, starting when they first come under our house.Unfortunately, there's no magic pill, potion or feline fountain of youth, but following tips on the book will give your kitty the best chance at a long, healthy life. In addition, cats can provide vital love and affection when no one else will, so it's our responsibility to return this affection in full measure. Even if lots of love won't increase your cat's lifespan it will surely make the time you share more enjoyable.Jessica Madison.
From the author of Catwise and Think Like a Cat, the ultimate resource for managing a multi-pet household. Pam Johnson-Bennett, the award-winning author and feline behaviorist, shows how adding another cat to your home does not have to be the start of a kitty apocalypse. Although cats are often misunderstood as natural loners, Johnson-Bennett shows how to plan, set up, and maintain a home environment that will help multiple cats—and their owners—live in peace. Cat vs. Cat will help readers understand the importance of territory, the specialized communication cats use to establish relationships and hierarchies, and how to interpret the so-called “bad behavior” that leads so many owners to needless frustration. Offering a wealth of information on how to diffuse tension, prevent squabbles and ambushes, blend two families, or help the elder kitty in your family, Cat vs. Cat is a welcome resource for both seasoned and prospective guardians of cat families large and small. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Author: Lori R. Kogan
Publisher: Academic Press
Release Date: 2018-09-14
Clinician’s Guide to Treating Animal Companion Issues: Addressing Human-Animal Interaction is the first of its kind—a groundbreaking resource for mental health professionals who want the knowledge, skills and awareness to successfully work with pet-owning clients. The book trains clinicians across multiple disciplines to feel more comfortable and confident addressing companion-related issues—both when those issues are the primary reason for seeking therapy or a critical component in better understanding client needs. The book uses current human-animal interactions theories as a foundation to explore pet-related issues utilizing behavioral, cognitive behavioral, family systems, humanistic and contemporary psychodynamic therapeutic orientations. Users will find sections on the many issues that arise during the lifespan of pet owners (e.g., children, young adults, elderly), as well as issues pertinent to specific populations (e.g., men, homeless, ethnically diverse). Additional topics include the violence link, pet death and bereavement, and behavioral issues. As the first book to approach human-animal interactions (HAI) from a multi-theoretical perspective, it helps clinicians appropriately acknowledge and incorporate relevant HAI issues within therapy to achieve goals. Provides practical information for immediate use in practice Focuses on common issues relating to companion animals Addresses bereavement, attachment, behavior, and more Includes interactive readings, case studies and therapeutic exercises Contains multiple theoretical orientations (behavioral, cognitive behavioral, family systems, humanistic and psychodynamic approaches)
Author: John C. Wright
Release Date: 2001-01-01
One of America's foremost applied animal behaviorists offers a humane, effective approach to pet behavior modification. Includes Dr. Wright's 11 steps to a well-behaved pet, how to read a pet's body language, sections devoted to dogs' and cats' life cycles; the latest breakthroughs in animal behavior studies, and more. Illustrations.
Discussing everything from diet and nutrition to veterinary visits and dealing with an emergency, this practical guide to feline communication helps readers understand what their cat is trying to express and provides useful advice on how to eliminate such problem behavior as furniture scratching, finicky eating, biting, and more. Original.
Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.