What Your Cat Wants: 7 Key Skills of a Perfect Cat Owner

What Your Cat Wants: 7 Key Skills of a Perfect Cat Owner

by Francesca Riccomini



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What Your Cat Wants: 7 Key Skills of a Perfect Cat Owner by Francesca Riccomini

There are many stereotypes about cats. Some people say they’re aloof and that they’d rather sleep under a bed all day than interact with their owners. Some people say they’re fickle and that they’re just as likely to scratch or snarl at you as they are to meow and cuddle with you. But with proper training and treatment, cats can be the ideal pet.

With What Your Cat Wants , you’ll learn how to figure out exactly what your feline companion needs. It’s a unique book that focuses on you, the cat owner, and encourages you to develop the seven key skills that will teach you how to work with your cat as a team. Each chapter introduces a key skill—from comprehension to communication to motivation—and shows you how to build on the basics and develop them further.

What Your Cat Wants will help you meet all your cat’s needs and keep him or her healthy, happy, and purring!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781607105718
Publisher: Thunder Bay Press
Publication date: 12/18/2012
Pages: 96
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.61(d)

About the Author

Francesca Riccomini is an experienced veterinarian and pet behavior counselor. She is a Certified Clinical Animal Behaviorist, the veterinary representative of the Association of Pet Behavior Counselors and a member of the Feline Advisory Bureau Expert Behavior Panel. She is a regular contributor to the Veterinary Times , VN Times , Pet Focus , The Cat (Cats Protection magazine) and Your Cat — the U.K.’s leading cat magazine — for which she answers readers’ letters. She is also the author of Know Your Cat.

Table of Contents

Introduction 6

Skill 1 Comprehension 8

Skill 2 Communication 24

Skill 3 Understanding 38

Skill 4 Motivation 52

Skill 5 Empathy 62

Skill 6 Awareness 74

Skill 7 Responsibility 84

Index 96

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