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Think Like a Cat: How to Raise a Well-Adjusted Cat--Not a Sour Puss

By Pam Johnson-Bennett   |   Published On: Sep 27, 2011
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Achieve the impossible with Think Like a Cat: How to Raise a Well-Adjusted Cat--Not a Sour Puss. Brought to you by America’s favorite cat expert, this complete resource for cat owners of all stripes makes it easy to train your cat. Whether you’re a veteran cat lover, the brand-new owner of a sweet kitten, or just the frustrated companion of a feline who’s driving you crazy, author Pam Johnson-Bennett will help you understand what makes your cat tick—and scratch and purr, too.

In this comprehensive guide, topics range from where to get a cat and how to address health issues, to choosing an irresistible scratching post and avoiding litter box problems. It will also help you understand the instincts that guide feline behavior, and using behavior modification and play therapy techniques, Pam shares successful methods to build the most purrfect relationship with your cat.

About the Author

Pam Johnson-Bennett, author of Catwise, Cat vs Cat, and many other books, is one of the most popular and sought-after cat behavior experts in the world. She has a private cat-consulting practice in Nashville, appears on Animal Planet UK and Canada, and lectures on cat behavior at veterinary and animal welfare conferences around the world. She's been featured on CNN, Fox News Channel, CBS, ABC, NBC, Fox & Friends, Animal Planet Radio, and many more shows. Print profiles include Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Real Simple, Better Homes & Gardens, Woman's World, Newsweek, Prevention, USA Today, Family Circle, Complete Woman, Newsday, Chicago Tribune, USA Weekend, Washington Post, and Parade. She was VP of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants and founded the IAABC Cat Division. Pam served on the American Humane Association's Advisory Board on Animal Behavior and Training. She lives in Nashville, TN.

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  • Dimensions
    9.1 x 6 x 1.1 inches
  • Weight
    14.72 ounces
  • ISBN-10
  • ISBN-13
  • Pages
  • Format
  • Subject
    Training, Care & Health
  • Author
    Pam Johnson-Bennett
  • Publication Date
    Sep 27, 2011
  • Publisher
    Penguin Random House
Table of Contents

Introduction xiii

1 The Cat of Your Dreams 1 Will You be a Match Made in Heaven or The Odd Couple?

2 Head to Toe 23 A Guided Tour of Your Cat and the Ways He Communicates

3 Watch Out for That Hot Tin Roof 39 Creating a Safe Home for Your Unstoppable Kitten

4 The Doctor Is In 65 The Other Most Important Person in Your Cat's Life and How to Tell if Your Cat is Sick

5 House Rules 87 Basic Training

6 Fast Forward Stop Rewind Play 103 Playtime Techniques Used for Behavior Modification

7 Sour Puss 125 Solving Common Behavior Problems, Serious Problems, and the Ones You're Too Embarrassed to Tell Anyone

8 Litter Box Survival Guide 153 Everything You Need to Know from Setup to Troubleshooting

9 Scratching Posts, Sofas, Antique Chairs Which One Will Your Cat Choose? 183 Yes, You can Have a Cat and Nice Furniture, Too

10 The Kitty Chef 195 Finicky Eaters Aren't Born—They're Created

11 Relationships: Other Cats, Dogs, Kids, and Your Grumpy Aunt Esther 223 Does Your Cat Hate Your Spouse? Will He be Jealous of the New Baby? Should You Get a Second Cat? How About a Dog?

12 Glamour Puss 241 How to Make Grooming a Pleasurable Experience (Really, It Can be Done)

13 The Pest Patrol 257 Taking the Bite Out of Fleas and Ticks

14 Fasten Your Seat Belt 267 Traveling Without Trauma

15 And Baby Makes Three Four Five 285 What to Do When Your Cat Makes You a Grandparent

16 Getting Gray Around the Whiskers 297 What You Need to Know About Your Geriatric Cat

17 Legacy of Love 305 The Goodbye We're Never Prepared to Say

18 Emergencies and First Aid 311 Keeping Your Cool in a Medical Crisis

Medical Appendix 335

Resource Guide 399

Index 405

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Purrfect for understanding your cat

    By Jacki on Mar 3, 2021

    This books really goes into all sorts of different behavioral problems, which is what I was looking for. I adopted my cat about a month ago and she has a UTI from severe anxiety issues. Although she does mentions kittens quite a bit (my girl is turning 6 this month), she explains it's worth it to read through the kitten material for the adults, too, and I 100% agree as it helps with where issues can stem. She also dives into what to look for down the line, training, introducing new pets to one another, a whole chapter on litter box issues, and there's just so much else to add in here. This is essential for new and old cat owners alike.

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    must-read for cat owners!

    By Natalie on Aug 22, 2020

    this book is so important for every cat parent. I learned a lot, even as an experienced cat owner. definitely buy it.

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