The cutting-edge, scientifically accurate, definitive book on the most popular behavioral issues that cats face
In the United States, one of the predominant reasons that owners abandon or give up their pets (often leading to euthanasia) is because of unwanted behaviors. Many have tried to instruct proper cat training, but this is the first book of its kind to provide an in-depth understanding of the underlying reasons for a cat’s problem behavior, the essential key to unlocking the best for your cat and avoiding pitfalls. Decoding Your Cat gives owners new insight on promoting their cat’s physical and psychological health and wellness and maintaining a long and fulfilling relationship together.
Written by the leading experts in cat behavior from the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists, with an introduction by animal expert Steve Dale, this book conveys the newest and best information on cat behavioral science in a fun, interesting, and understandable way. Together with anecdotes from real life situations and the science behind how cats relate to their world, Decoding Your Cat empowers owners to provide a home environment that is happy, safe, and functional, to identify and seek treatment for medical health problems, to understand how to deal with unwanted behaviors, and in general to help cats live longer and fuller lives.
About the Author
The American College of Veterinary Behaviorists are the undeniable authorities when it comes to explaining why our pets do what they do, and also in dealing with the most extreme behavior problems. The ACVB is a professional organization of veterinarians who are board-certified in the specialty of veterinary behavior dedicated to advancing the behavioral health of all companion animals through education and outreach. ACVB members, known as diplomates, have undergone rigorous professional training and scrutiny, publishing peer-reviewed articles, speaking professionally around the country (many around the world) to veterinarians and others interested in behavior topics, and in general demonstrating that they are the leading experts in the field.
“The American College of Veterinary Behaviorists doesn’t disappoint with this volume devoted to cats.”—Booklist, starred review
“In this savvy guide from members of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists, readers are nudged toward better understanding, and thus coexisting with, their feline companions… Reading this highly informative book will be a good start on the road to making cats happier and more fulfilled at home.”—Publishers Weekly