Have you ever asked: Why does my cat...bite me when i try to groom her?...roll over on his back when he greets me?...suck the sleeve of my woollen jumper?...try to sleep in my baby's cot?...refuse to use the litter tray?...bring his prey home to show us? This practical and helpful book, written by a veterinary surgeon who specialises in behaviour therapy, not only provides the answers, but explains how an understanding of feline instincts can enable you to deal with behaviour that may be a problem to you but is often perfectly normal. Your cat is still very similar to the tiger in the jungle, and the book's A to Z of cat behaviour could be an eye-opener in helping you to appreciate why your pet's natural instincts motivate her to respond in a certain way to situations in the home. By redirecting those instincts, or removing the stimulus that provokes an unwelcome reaction, you will make it possible for your cat to be herself without disrupting the household. With many fascinating insights, and a valuable alphabetical section of advice on specific problems, 'Why Does My Cat...?' ensures that your free-spirited, much loved cat will remain a source of joy and happiness and not become a doubtful blessing in your life.
An essential guide for any cat owner. ―
The definitive guide to handling your cat's problematic and puzzling behaviour. This book offers solutions to any irritating habits. ―
Good Book Guide
With many fascinating insights, and a valuable alphabetical section of advice on specific problems,
Why Does My Cat...? ensures that your free-spirited, much loved cat will remain a source of joy and happiness. ―
What motivates your cat and how can you change its problem behaviour?
Why does my cat eat the plants? Why does my cat walk on the paper I am reading? Why does my cat spray in my baby's cot? With the cat now Britain's most popular pet, there has been a huge growth of interest in what motivates feline behaviour, and particularly in behaviour that may cause problems for the humans sharing their home with the cat. Informative, knowledgeable and full of intriguing insights, this helpful book not only explains what lies behind a cat's natural behaviour and instincts, but offers a wealth of practical advice on ways of dealing with behaviour that is unacceptable. One of the most popular titles in this series which also covers dogs, rabbits and horses, Why Does My Cat...? has enjoyed an international success in hardback and now joins Why Does My Dog...? and Why Does My Rabbit...? in a trade paperback edition.
Sarah Heath is an animal behavioral consultant who runs her own veterinary practice.