9780028608389

Is Your Cat Crazy Solutions from the Casebook of a Cat Therapist

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  • ISBN13:

    9780028608389

  • ISBN10:

    0028608380

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1996-04-10
  • Publisher: Howell Book House

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Summary

Winner! 1995 Best Instructional Nonfiction Book --Cat Writers' Association "This is a delightful, practical, well-written, sensible, and easy-to-follow book.about living with cats and enjoying them." -- John E. Saidla, DVM, Director of Continuing Education, College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University Is Your Cat Crazy? provides feline fans with a wealth of practical information and entertaining stories drawn from Dr. Wright's long practice making housecalls on dysfunctional cats. Along with helpful suggestions on how to cope with the most common behavior problems, he shows cat owners how and when to pick out a new kitten, what determines a cat's personality, how to deal with multiple cats, and what works and doesn't work when it comes to kitty "discipline." Whether the problem is strange eating habits or disdain for the litter box, aggression or post-traumatic stress, Is Your Cat Crazy? will help restore order to a cat-crazy home.

Author Biography

JOHN C. WRIGHT, Ph.D., a pioneer in the field of applied animal behavior, is professor of psychology at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia. One of the few Certified Animal Behaviorists in the country, he has a private practice in which he serves as a consultant to veterinarians and cat and dog owners.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.
Introduction.
1. In Search of the Perfect Cat.
2. Secrets of Litter-Box Success.
3. The Crime of Punishment.
4. Eating Habits Weird and Wonderful.
5. Can You Teach a Cat Good Behavior?
6. Beware of the Attack Cat!
7. Top Cat, Bottom Cat: Challenges of the Multiple-Cat Household.
8. Inside Cats, Outside Agitators.
9. Life-styles of Stressed-Out Felines.
10."Don't Blame Me--I Have a Note from the Doctor".
11. When Bad Things Happen to Good Cats: Getting Past Traumatic Events.
12. Hatred, Revenge, and Inflexible Felines.
13. Babies, Kittens, Dogs, and Other Surprises Suggested Reading.
Index.

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