Cat Body, Cat Mind: Exploring Feline Consciousness and Total Well-Being

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Animal behaviorist and veterinarian Michael W. Fox teaches readers how to better understand their cats; what they’re thinking and feeling; and how to communicate with our feline friends. A stronger cat-human bond, means a happier cat, and a happier cat owner. Fox helps strengthen these special bonds. In Cat Body/Cat Mind, he ushers readers into the whole new world that opens up when humans truly come to know and understand their cats. Fox also offers a holistic approach to companion animal care and natural cat ...

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Overview

Animal behaviorist and veterinarian Michael W. Fox teaches readers how to better understand their cats; what they’re thinking and feeling; and how to communicate with our feline friends. A stronger cat-human bond, means a happier cat, and a happier cat owner. Fox helps strengthen these special bonds. In Cat Body/Cat Mind, he ushers readers into the whole new world that opens up when humans truly come to know and understand their cats. Fox also offers a holistic approach to companion animal care and natural cat care to keep their bodies as happy as their minds.

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"In this timely and important book, Dr. Michael W. Fox looks at the mind/body connection in a familiar and well-loved species. An emminently qualified animal behaviourist, he does a good job of blending the philosophical with the practical. The book covers a lot of ground, and will make a great read for anyone who loves dogs (or cats) and wants to know and relate to them better."— Dr. Paul McCutcheon, pioneering holistic veterinarian.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781599210629
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/1/2007
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 811,150
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael W. Fox was born and educated in the UK, earning his veterinary degree from the Royal Veterinary College London, and subsequently a Ph.D. in medicine and a D.Sc. in ethology/animal behavior. Spending most of his professional life in the US as an advocate for animal protection, rights and conservation, he has published over 40 books and is a nationally syndicated newspaper columnist (Animal Doctor with United Features Syndicate, NY). Featured in Marquis' Who's Who in America and Who's Who in the World, Dr. Fox is a widely recognized expert, consultant and lecturer on animal communication, emotions, awareness, health and welfare; on the human- non-human animal bond, and rights philosophy; on bioethics, biotechnology, humane, sustainable agriculture and holistic health. His long-held basic premise that human health and well being are inseparable from animal health and welfare and environmental protection and conservation is now gaining international recognition as a bioethical imperative and prerequisite for a viable future.He currently lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota with his wife Deanna Krantz and three good dogs when he is not traveling around the world doing the work that has earned him the title of "America's best known veterinarian."

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Table of Contents


Introduction     xiii
Cat Mind
The Case for Cat Consciousness     3
Animal Awareness and Communication     13
Correcting Behavioral and Communication Problems     31
Animal Affection and Attachment     45
Lessons from My First Cat     55
How Animals Mourn and Express Grief     70
"Psychic" Animals and Their Super-Senses     79
Entering the Deep Heart's Core: The Empathosphere     86
Animals Communicating after Death: The Evidence     92
Delving Deeper: Cats as Our Mirror     102
Animals and Our Spiritual Development     114
Feeling for Animals and Healing the Bond     128
My Rabbit and the Light: Some Personal Reflections     148
Cat Body
Trends in Companion Animal Care, Health, and Welfare     154
A Holistic Approach to Health     162
Preventing Fleas, Ticks, and Mosquitoes Naturally     167
Endocrine-Immune Disruption Syndrome     172
Pure Water for Cats and Dogs-and All     177
The Right Diet     182
Should All Cats Be Indoor Cats?     193
Grooming Cats     198
Feline Declawing     201
Cloning Cats and Dogs     204
TheEuthanasia Question     208
What Makes Animals Happy?     212
Index     217
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With extraordinary insight and vision, renowned veterinarian and animal behaviorist Dr. Michael W. Fox explores the minds, hearts, and bodies of cats.
Fox believes that cats, and all animals, have much to teach their human companions - if only humans learn how to listen. In Cat Body, Cat Mind, Fox not only teaches readers to communicate with their cats, he illuminates the extraordinary powers that cats possess - from their amazing ability to empathize to their mysterious ability to find their way home.
 
Fox makes a terrific case for the right of cats and all animals to live safe, healthy lives, free from fear and harm. Only by better understanding and appreciating our cats and by strengthening the cat-human bond, Fox explains, can we do right by them.
 
Cat Body, Cat Mind also offers a holistic approach to companion-animal care and preventive medicine, including essential nutritional guidelines, as well as behavioral advice and troubleshooting that will help guarantee a healthy and happy pet.
 
Between understanding your cat's mind and learning how to best take care of his or her body, Fix makes certain that cats and their people will enjoy long and loving lives together.
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