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Body Language and Emotion of Cats

Body Language and Emotion of Cats

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by Myrna Milani
     
 

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Using the latest research in animal behavior, Dr. Milani has produced a wonderfully intriguing book about the body language of cats and what it reveals, including how body language displays can enhance or undermine relationships between cats and people.

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Using the latest research in animal behavior, Dr. Milani has produced a wonderfully intriguing book about the body language of cats and what it reveals, including how body language displays can enhance or undermine relationships between cats and people.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Veterinarian Milani (The Body Language and Emotion of Dogs) is a behaviorist who ventures into the field of animal consciousness. Drawing upon recent scientific research, she demonstrates that animals, like humans, display individual variations in instinctual behavior, and that just as owners often think of pets as members of the family, pets bond with humans as if we were members of their species. Although overwritten, the work is replete with valuable insights and entertaining anecdotes that serve to demystify and, therefore, make more tolerable feline idiosyncrasies. For example, when a cat rubs its face against the edge of the open door or against your leg, it is leaving its scenta type of marking behavior. And when a cat suddenly attacks after being petted for a while, the cat is behaving as if it were terminating a mating encounterwhich ends with the female lashing out in pain and the male lashing out defensively. (September 25)
Library Journal
Some very important aspects of cat and human interaction are covered in this book that could help owners better understand the needs and motivations of the family feline. However, the uneven writing quality, the pedestrian style, and the contrived case examples lessen readability. The writing and information are best when the author takes a detached and analytical view of cat behavior, worst when she injects her own anthropomorphic opinions. Milani, past president of the New Hampshire Veterinary Medical Associaton, wrote The Body Language and Emotion of Dogs. Recommended for libraries with a strong demand for pet literature. Kimberly E. Megginson, Veterans Administration, Castle Point, N.Y,.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062127334
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
10/11/2011
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
100
Sales rank:
577,438
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Myrna M. Milani graduated from the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine and has taught and spoken widely on various aspects of the human-animal bond. She has also written The Body Language and Emotion of Cats (also available from Quill/William Morrow).

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