Cat vs. Cat: Keeping Peace When You Have More Than One Cat

Cat vs. Cat: Keeping Peace When You Have More Than One Cat

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by Pam Johnson-Bennett
     
 

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In this companion to her successful introduction to cat behavior Think Like a Cat, Pam Johnson-Bennett, the award-winning author and feline behaviorist, shows how adding another cat to your home does not have to be the start of a kitty apocalypse. Although cats are often misunderstood as natural loners, Johnson-Bennett shows how to plan, set up, and maintain a

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In this companion to her successful introduction to cat behavior Think Like a Cat, Pam Johnson-Bennett, the award-winning author and feline behaviorist, shows how adding another cat to your home does not have to be the start of a kitty apocalypse. Although cats are often misunderstood as natural loners, Johnson-Bennett shows how to plan, set up, and maintain a home environment that will help multiple cats—and their owners—live in peace. Cat vs. Cat will help readers understand the importance of territory, the specialized communication cats use to establish relationships and hierarchies, and how to interpret the so-called “bad behavior” that leads so many owners to needless frustration. Offering a wealth of information on how to diffuse tension, prevent squabbles and ambushes, blend two families, or help the elder kitty in your family, Cat vs. Cat is a welcome resource for both seasoned and prospective guardians of cat families large and small.

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Library Journal
Statistics indicate that cats are among the most popular pets-and that most cat owners have more than one. An award-winning feline behaviorist and author, Johnson-Bennett provides practical advice for developing and maintaining multicat households. Her topics include the feline hierarchy (contrary to popular opinion, cats are social creatures), cat communication (e.g., vocalizations, postures), the importance of territory, how to introduce new cats into the mix, and a variety of care issues (e.g., feeding, play time, litter boxes, scratching, aggression, stress management, aging, and illness). If followed, Johnson-Bennett's advice should help reduce the number of cats that are euthanized or turned in to shelters for behavioral problems. Highly recommended for pet care collections, especially those that contain the author's Think Like a Cat. (Appendix and index not seen.)-Edell M. Schaefer, Brookfield P.L., WI Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781440684210
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/06/2004
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
226,799
File size:
515 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

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Meet the Author

Pam Johnson-Bennett, author of five other award-winning books on cat behavior, is resident cat expert on iVillage.com and the behavior columnist for the Internet magazine The Daily Cat. She has written numerous articles for national magazines and frequently appears on national TV and radio, as well as veterinary and animal welfare conferences. She lives near Nashville, Tennessee.

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Cat vs. Cat 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book gives clear cut advice on understanding how cats interact with each other, with you and a new member of the household. Everyone should read this book if they are considering getting more than one cat or kitten.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Growing up, my family always had a cat. As an adult I have three and have cared for many professionally in the past. I picked up the book out of interest and curiosity rather than out of need. After reading it, I immediately implemented Pam's advise about play time, scratching, and feeding. If the specific cat products she recommends hadn't been of good quality and not worked so well in my household, I might have otherwise viewed the recommendations as 'plugs' for the manufacturers. Her advice has made me and my cats even happier in our humble little apartment. Who knew!
healyn More than 1 year ago
Intelligent and practical!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Learned a lot of useful information, especially when it came to our concerns for our newly adopted cat who had it a bit rough until now, would not have known how to handle things with our other resident cats if it wsan't for this book; thank you!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
this book contains tons of information about cats. it was a quick and easy read. cat vs. cat helped me to understand more about the way cats think and why they do what they do. i love this book so much. even if you only have one cat, you should pick up this book. it is informative and not boring at all.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Yayy