Is Your Cat Crazy?: Solutions from the Casebook of a Cat Therapist

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9780026315913: Is Your Cat Crazy?: Solutions from the Casebook of a Cat Therapist

Irresistible stories of how a leading animal behaviorist diagnoses and treats cat behavior problemsConsidered one of the country's leading animal behaviorists, Dr. John Wright has spent the last decade making house calls on problem pets. He diagnoses the cause of the problem behavior and then works with owners to find an appropriate treatment. This book, an engaging account of his work with misbehaving felines, is at once funny, charming, and highly informative. Readers will learn why cats refuse to use their litter boxes, scratch and bite, go through sudden personality changes, react in different ways to different people and other animals, and behave the way they do; and they'll find out what works and what doesn't work when it comes to kitty "discipline". The result is a book no cat lover will want to miss.

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If you have a cat, the answer to the title's question is, almost by definition, yes. John Wright, certified animal behaviorist, has spent much of his career making house calls to advise the distraught owners of certifiably crazy felines. He covers a wide range of topics, including multiple-cat households, stress reactions, and the urge to punish. He brings understanding and humor to situations that are not so humorous when they happen to you (e.g., when your cat pees everywhere but in the box) and offers solutions that'll make sense to both you and your cat.

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Winner! 1995 Best Instructional Nonfiction Book —Cat Writers' Association "This is a delightful, practical, well-written, sensible, and easy-to-follow book...about living with cats and enjoying them." — John E. Saidla, DVM, Director of Continuing Education, College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University Is Your Cat Crazy? provides feline fans with a wealth of practical information and entertaining stories drawn from Dr. Wright's long practice making housecalls on dysfunctional cats. Along with helpful suggestions on how to cope with the most common behavior problems, he shows cat owners how and when to pick out a new kitten, what determines a cat's personality, how to deal with multiple cats, and what works and doesn't work when it comes to kitty "discipline." Whether the problem is strange eating habits or disdain for the litter box, aggression or post-traumatic stress, Is Your Cat Crazy? will help restore order to a cat-crazy home.

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