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.
"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.
Isn’t Afraid to Give Specific Recommendations
This book named Da Bird as a great cat toy. I bought it and lo! it’s my cat’s favorite toy.
Totally prepared for a new kitten
This is a thorough, must-have for any potential cat-buyer. We purchased a Ragdoll kitten after reading this and his transition to our home was seamless. I knew what products to buy, I had a game plan for dealing with what I perceived to be difficult behavior from my cat, and I knew what to ask the vet. Totally impressed. Great information.
Cat Equivalence of Dr. Spock’s Baby and Child Care
Infinite thanks to Ms. Johnson-Bennett for writing this book. Somewhat recently, after having been a dog person for many years, I nervously adopted my first kitten in hopes of molding him into a sociable, healthy little feline. I read this book twice from (digital) cover to cover before adoption day. It’s been about six months since the adoption and all I can say is my cat is wonderfully behaved. He is sweet, never bites, loves attention, loves new people, and most importantly, he is extremely healthy. He even does this trick where I say, “Who’s a lion?” and he roars! All in all, thank you so much. Thanks to your book, thousands of people and I avoided stumbling into cat ownership blind. Cat by cat, this book is changing the public opinion of cats from cold creatures to loyal companions! New cat owners, this is a MUST-read. Best few bucks I’ve ever spent on my cat!