The Cat Behavior Answer Book: Practical Insights & Proven Solutions for Your Feline Questions

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Cats can be difficult to understand. They often seem secretive, aloof, and maddeningly independent. But they also earn deep love and devotion from millions of cat owners who cherish that incomparable feline spirit. For cat lovers everywhere, pet expert Arden Moore explores cat behavior in an inviting, browsable Q&A format. She answers the questions that come up again and again among devoted cat owners, opening an intriguing window on the feline brain and physiology.

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The Cat Behavior Answer Book: Solutions to Every Problem You'll Ever Face; Answers to Every Question You'll Ever Ask

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Overview

Cats can be difficult to understand. They often seem secretive, aloof, and maddeningly independent. But they also earn deep love and devotion from millions of cat owners who cherish that incomparable feline spirit. For cat lovers everywhere, pet expert Arden Moore explores cat behavior in an inviting, browsable Q&A format. She answers the questions that come up again and again among devoted cat owners, opening an intriguing window on the feline brain and physiology.

How, for example, can a cat in deep sleep three rooms away from the kitchen come zooming in within seconds of the refrigerator door opening? It's not just instinct. Cats really do have amazing hearing. Their ears are perfectly designed to pick up more sound vibrations and at higher frequencies than either humans or even dogs. And what does it mean when a cat's tail swishes slowly from side to side? That cat is probably getting ready to pounce on a mouse—either a toy or the real thing. Tail swishing is part of the cat's predatory positioning.

In addition to explaining why cats do what they do, Moore shows readers how to prevent many common feline problems. Her practical advice and workable solutions help cat owners work with their pets to banish bad litter box habits, nighttime howling, and destructive clawing. Even finicky eaters can become feline gourmands with a little gentle encouragement.

There are hundreds of tiny quirks and kooky habits that make a cat a cat. This sturdy, fun-to-read handbook explains those catticisms and opens every cat lover's eyes to the complexity of feline behavior. To know them is to love them!

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Editorial Reviews

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The Cat Behavior Answer Book would be a great gift for a new human companion to a feline. Or just buy it for yourself.”

Asbury Park Press

“[This book] reflect Moore’s own animal expertise…as well as the latest research into animal behavior…Flip to any page and you’ll be listening to a wise, warm, witty, and friendly voice.”

Monadnock (N.H.) Ledge Transcript

“Arden Moore…has to be the Ann Landers of the feline world. She tackles…the mysteries of cat behavior that keep these little fuzzballs so fascinating.”

Wilmington (N.C.) Star

“Us cats are lovable and silly and full of personality – it often confuses the humans around us. Thank goodness for Arden Moore.”

The Desert Sun, Palm Springs, Calif.

The Dog Behavior Answer Book and The Cat Behavior Answer Book are handy guides…packed with insights and facts.”

Orlando Sentinel

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781580176743
  • Publisher: Storey Books
  • Publication date: 6/30/2007
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 367,835
  • Product dimensions: 4.63 (w) x 6.50 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Meet the Author

Arden Moore is the author of 20 books on cats and dogs, including The Cat Behavior Answer Book, The Dog Behavior Answer Book, and Real Food for Dogs. She is the editor of Fido Friendly magazine, editor of Catnip, an animal behavior consultant and host of “Oh Behave!”, a weekly radio show on Pet Life Radio.com. She has appeared on Fox News, CNN Headline News, HGTV’s "Smart Solution," Martha Stewart Living Radio, NPR and hundreds of radio and television programs. She is known as "America’s Pet Edu-Tainer™" and gives pet talks throughout North America. Learn more by visiting her at www.ardenmoore.com.

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Table of Contents

Part 1: Feeling Fine about Being Feline Find out what makes a cat behave like a cat. Learn about feline senses, emotions, and instincts. Discover fascinating facts about cat intelligence, feral cats, and different breeds.   Part 2: Chatting with Your Cat Our cats often seem to be trying to tell us something, if only we could figure it out. Learn about the power of purring, unravel the mysteries of meows, and hone your "cat chat" skills.   Part 3: Kitty Quirks and Funny Felines Our furry companions have many peculiar habits. Find out what the deal is with chewing on plastic, climbing the curtains, playing with water, and much more. And what's the fuss about catnip, anyway?   Part 4: Thinking Outside the Box Litter box issues arise in most cat-owning households at some time or other and are often the most frustrating problem we face. Here are the facts about why cats avoid the box, and the solutions to a variety of situations.   Part 5: The Basics of Chowing and Grooming Most cats lead a life of luxury, spending much of their day nibbling at kibble, snoozing, and taking care of their shiny coats. Find out why cats spend so much time grooming themselves, learn how to tame a tubby tabby, and take in the finer points of cat care.   Part 6: The Ins and Outs of Living with Cats Indoors is safest, but even if your cat goes outside, learn how to make him the happiest feline on the block with tips on toys, creating a stimulating indoor environment, and traveling. Also, did you know you can teach an old cat new tricks?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 2, 2013

    A story bookof cat owners not a fact book

    Very disappointed i wanted a book that listed questions and answers this is a compilation of people talking about how their cats behaved data is in there if you want to take the time to read through all the fluff im much more a direct question and answer person

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 30, 2014

    recommended

    Have always had cats. Good to review!

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  • Posted September 26, 2009

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    A great little quick guide

    A great short answer book. Good for a quick reference & it was entertaining. I was looking for something more in depth but it was a great starting point.

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  • Posted February 23, 2009

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    Lots of great, easy to use, practical information.

    This book is written in everyday language for all cat owners, from beginner to experienced. There's lots of practical information on everything from supplies, feeding, medical issues, training and more.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2007

    This Book Must Be In Your Bookcase!

    Upon reading Arden Moore's book, 'The Cat Behavior Answer Book: Practical Insights and Proven Solutions for Your Feline Questions,' I wish I would have had this book many years ago. I've always owned cats and cared for them the best I could. Having this book would have answered a lot 'or most'of my questions and I would have been a much better cat owner -- as I am today. Thank you Arden Moore!

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