Think Like a Cat: How to Raise a Well-Adjusted Cat--Not a Sour Puss

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Penguin (Non-Classics)

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A popular cat expert and award-winning author of four books on feline behavior reveals the key to a satisfying and rewarding relationship with your cat. Think it's impossible to train a cat? Think again! Yes, you can learn to understand your cat. No, cats are not always aloof. No, they don't ruin furniture out of spite. Most often feline "misbehavior" is the result of owners not understanding their cat's needs. In this comprehensive book that takes readers through every step of cat ownership, Pam Johnson-Bennett helps you understand the instincts that determine feline behavior, positive and negative. An authoritative resource for cat owners of all stripes, Think Like a Cat covers everything from where to get a kitten to choosing a vet; from basic health care to treating more serious medical problems; from selecting an irresistible scratching post to avoiding litter box problems. A seasoned therapist and former veterinary technician, Johnson-Bennett offers welcome advice in a straightforward manner that will help cats--and their owners--share a happy, healthy life together. Johnson-Bennett's first book, Cat Love, was chosen by Cat Fancy magazine as one of the best books ever published on cats.

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Binding
Paperback
EAN
9780965013017
Height
0.99 inches
Length
9.1 inches
Width
7.59 inches
Label
Penguin (Non-Classics)
Manufacturer
Penguin (Non-Classics)
Product Group
Book
Product Type Name
ABIS_BOOK
Publisher
Penguin (Non-Classics)
SKU
8246885922
Studio
Penguin (Non-Classics)
Title
Think Like a Cat: How to Raise a Well-Adjusted Cat--Not a Sour Puss
Weight
1.29 pounds
Number Of Items
1
Release Date
2000-01-31
Author
Pam Johnson-Bennett
Dewey Decimal Number
636.80835
Languages
English
Number Of Pages
432
Publication Date
2000-01
ISBN
0140288546
Edition
1

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Pros: lots of good information;The author's writing style is very pleasant and conversational.
Cons: While it reads easily enough, it's also not a "for dummies" book, so it may be a bit more involved than you may want if you aren't much of a reader
I have loved cats since, at age three of four my mother humored me and took in a stray orange cat that I named Meow Meow. I had a recent catless period of several years that ended  recently, when I adopted a beautiful blue point traditional Siamese kitten. nonetheless, I hadn't had a cat for several years, and was feeling a bit out date on my knowledge.

My reaction to that feeling of insufficient knowledge has been to devour a number of books about cats. Ojkf the various books that I have read on cats, this one was the one I enjoyed the most. It has a lot of information without being dry or overly dense and technical, making it ideal for most cat owners. (incidentally, If you do want an excellent and very academic book on feline behavior, I highly recommend The Domestic Cat: The Biology of its Behaviour, which is a superb book as well (just be aware that it is highly technical and academic, and definitely not light reading).

All told, if you are getting a new cat, want to update your general cat ownership knowledge (I found the cat toys section especially helpful, due to my long catless period, for example) including suggestions or just want to be a better owner to your existing cat, you'll probably find a lot to like in this book.

My one gripe about the book is that litterbox section doesn't discuss some of the newer options like the litter breeze system, cat genie, etc.
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Pros: Best book on cats
Think like a Cat by Pam  Johnson Bennett is the best cat book l have seen. I got a unsocilized kitten and she has come on so well mostly from the help and advice in this book.it covers from birth to all the illnesses your cat may get.Getting a another cat for company. What you need for our cat. I don't think there is a  subject on cats missed. Even when your cat gets old and you lose him, what to do and help for you as well. The writer is so friendly and comes over like a good friend.

So if  some one you know is getting a cat   buy her this book and she will be your friend for ever.
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Pros: Excellent behavioral advice! Friendly and well-written.
Cons: Owners may wait too long to follow the advice offered.
Pam Johnson-Bennett is a true cat behaviorist!  She really tells you how to "think like a cat".  And her writing is casual and friendly, not bombastic or pedantic.  She's the type of person you'd love to have a chat with over the fence!  The only drawback to this book is that cat owners won't follow her advice until it's almost too late.  A terrific companion book is "Cat vs. Cat".  Although it's primarily focused on two-cat households, the advice can be useful for any multi-cat environment.
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I also LOVE this book.  I bought it a few months ago (paying $12 for it), and it has been well worth that.  $4.32 is a steal for this "go-to" guide.  I have 3 inside cats, 1 inside-outside (formerly a stray), and 2 fosters at the moment.  I foster bottle baby cats for our local rescue organization, and this book has been a lifesaver especially when I've run into a "new" problem with one of my babies.  I've used Ms. Johnson-Bennett's interactive toy suggestions which resulted in very happy grown cats as well.  She also has an extensive section on digestive problems and what to do.  This book is a gold mine of information.  I can't say enough good things about it!
 
Hi, the price of the book was in UK money so it works out nearly double in yours. Yoiy ought to have done the review as your write up was great, am not great at doing this at all Was useless at it all school. I am a artist and am trying to paint cats just now. Have painted everything else,
Jilly
 
I love this book, too. It's like a "bible!  I agree with everything people have said, and plus, it has an index. Another cat book I have doesn't, and what a nuisance.  It's got advice about so much and a great section on PLAYING with your cat!  I'm not considering this a "review," but if you want a good basic overall cat book, get this one!
 
I was looking at Pam Johnson Beniitt website last night and she is also designing toys, l got a beautiful made wood box with holes on the top the size of a apple were you can put her treats and they have to learn how to find them and get them out. I comes in two sizes and with a ball but Daisy liked the treats in and kicked the ball under the sofa. There is a few different toys  but some are pricy but ok for birthday or christmas.
 
I was looking at Pam Johnson Beniitt website last night and she is also designing toys, l got a beautiful made wood box with holes on the top the size of a apple were you can put her treats and they have to learn how to find them and get them out. I comes in two sizes and with a ball but Daisy liked the treats in and kicked the ball under the sofa. There is a few different toys  but some are pricy but ok for birthday or christmas.
 
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