Cats can seem mysterious to their owners. They sleep most of the day, are fiercely independent and yet can be playful and affectionate. With "Know Your Cat" you can finally unlock the mysteries of your pet's behaviour and truly get to know your feline friend. Learn how to read his expressions, tail flicks, purrs, hisses and meows. Understand why your cat grooms himself, rubs your leg, sprays and adores catnip. Solve his anti-social behaviour, such as clawing armchairs, running up curtains and drinking from the toilet. All of these secrets and more are reveled, along with features on the latest feline research and behavioral science.
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Francesca Riccomini is an animal behaviour counsellor and vet. She writes for many leading journals including a regular feature in Veterinary Times and The Cat. She is also a behaviour consultant for Your Cat, Britain's leading feline magazine.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Understand your cat: Anatomy; How cats think; Senses; The hunting instinct; Feral cats; Personality; Reading your cat: Recognizing anxiety and fear; Eye contact; Ear movements; Body posture; Tell-tail signs; Hiss, meow and purr; Other signals; Regular behaviour: Sleep; Grooming; Play; Hunting; Curiosity Climbing; Male and female behaviour; Pawing and kneading; Face rubbing; Dribbling; Kittenhood: A kitten's eye view; Weaning; Physical and sensory development; Imprinting; Climbing; Sharpening claws; Neutering and its effects; Play biting; Interactions: Rubbing your leg; Mealtime behaviour; Stroking; Sudden 'attacks'; With other cats; With other animals; Why cats don't submit; Cat responses: Being without you; Breed-specific behaviour; Catnip; Dietary effects; At the cattery; Moving house; At the vet; Antisocial behaviour: Spraying; Middening; Toilet problems; The bad traveller; Aggression; Chewing plants; Dominance; Bringing home 'presents'; Drinking from unusual places; Over-attachment; Attention seeking; Health: Warning signs; Medical and neurological problems; Mating; The pregnant dam; The aging cat; Index:
Know Your Cat by Francesca Riccomini
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