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Starting from Scratch: How to Correct Behavior Problems in Your Adult Cat

by Pam Johnson-Bennett

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This is probably one of the best books about cat behavior that I've ever read. Pam Johnson-Bennett's approach is both compassionate and practical, and errs on the side of the cat's mental health (although there were some sections in here about cats that seemed SO messed up I'm not sure I'd be able to put up with them . . . I got through it feeling like I had pretty well-adjusted cats after all).

Pam doesn't offer any quick fixes, which is disappointing at times, and it can feel as though actually following ALL her suggestions could be a full-time job. Still, although I only bought this book for a few chapters (scratching, counter-hopping, move adjustments, and intercat aggression), I was so impressed that I ended up reading it cover-to-cover because in doing so, I knew I'd learn a lot about cats. Although reading it this way made some of the sections feel repetitive (it's obviously written as a book in which "chapter hopping" is common), I'm sure I'll appreciate its comprehensiveness when I continue to refer to it in the future. A reference that should be on all cat-owners' bookshelves. ( )
  sedeara | Oct 23, 2009 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0143112503, Paperback)

The award-winning author of Think Like a Cat tells how to turn problem cats into purr- fect pets

Certified Animal Behavior Consultant Pam Johnson-Bennett, author of Think Like a Cat, is back to help readers bring out their pet's inner pussycat regardless of the cat's age. Geared specifically for owners of adult cats, be they recently adopted or long time family pets, this book illustrates how it's never too late to correct behavior problems. With her trademark wit and common sense, Pam covers every aspect of a cat's lifestyle, behavior, and environment and gives cat owners specific techniques to help seemingly set-in-their-ways cats change for the better. Authoritative and entertaining, Starting from Scratch is the next best thing to a house call from the world's top feline behaviorist.

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