How to Say It to Your Cat: Understanding and Communicating with Your Feline

How to Say It to Your Cat: Understanding and Communicating with Your Feline

by Janine Adams

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$15.95

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780735203297
Publisher: Prentice Hall Press
Publication date: 10/28/2003
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 7.08(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.76(d)

Table of Contents

Dedicationv
Acknowledgmentsix
Introduction: Unraveling the Mysteries of Feline Communicationxi
Part 1General Care of Your Cat1
1.Allergies to Cats3
2.Babies and Children7
3.Basic Equipment for Your Cat12
4.Bringing Your New Cat Home16
5.Brushing and Combing21
6.Care of the Aging Cat26
7.Carriers32
8.Catnip36
9.Clicker Training Your Cat39
10.Dogs and Cats44
11.Finding a Lost Cat48
12.Litter Boxes and Litter52
13.Moving with Cats57
14.Nail Trimming62
15.Pet Sitters66
16.Playing70
17.Safety Issues73
18.Traveling with Your Cat78
Part 2Keeping Your Cat Healthy83
19.Declawing85
20.Diet: How to Feed89
21.Diet: What to Feed92
22.Euthanasia97
23.Giving Oral Medications100
24.Going to the Veterinarian104
25.Hairballs108
26.Healthy Treats111
27.Obesity115
28.Shedding119
29.Signs of Illness122
30.Spaying and Neutering127
31.Urinary Tract Problems131
32.Vaccinations135
Part 3Indoor-Outdoor Issues141
33.Converting an Outdoor Cat into an Indoor Cat143
34.Deciding Whether to Keep Your Cat Indoors147
35.Keeping Your Cat Happy Indoors151
36.Options for Safe Outdoor Experiences155
37.Walking on Leash158
Part 4Solving Specific Behavior Challenges163
38.Biting and Scratching People165
39.Bolting Out the Door171
40.Clawing the Furniture174
41.Excessive Grooming179
42.Excessive Meowing182
43.Fighting with Other Cats186
44.Finicky Eating190
45.Houseplant Eating193
46.Hunting197
47.Kneading Your Lap200
48.Not Using the Litter Box202
49.Shyness207
50.Spraying210
51.Trash-Can Raiding215
52.Waking You Up at Night218
53.Walking on the Counter221
AppendixResources for Further Information223

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