Top 5 Books to Understand Your Cat: Cat Behavior

Scientists interested in the human-pet relationship are increasingly aware of the fact that a pet is not only a valuable living “object” or therapeutic agent for humans but also a social partner actively contributing to a mutual relationship. The animal has its own species, breed-specific, and individual needs but, at the same time, is highly dependent upon its owner(s). Having a clear understanding of your cat behavior is crucial in bulding a stable and strong relationship with him. What would be the most valuable and available to do such a thing? Books of course…

There are countless editions dedicated to Cat Behavior. You’ll find below a list of the the best and top 5 books to understand your cat.

#1 Total Cat Mojo: The Ultimate Guide to Life with Your Cat

Brought to you by Jackson Galaxy, the New York Times Bestseller author, host and executive producer of the Hit Show “My Cat from Hell”. Offered as a comprehensive cat care book, it will provide you with all the informations you need to know to better understand your cat. You’ll be able to solve various cat related problems in regards to litter box avoidance, aggressiveness, laziness, lack of confidence, lost of appetite…etc From kitty to grumpy, you will learn how to best be in phase with your favourite cats. The book also adresses the needs of your feline in term of nutrition, activity, rooming..and a lot more.

At 384 pages, this is without a doubt a must have read at least twice kind of guide.

#2 CatWise: America’s Favorite Cat Expert Answers Your Cat Behavior Questions

The author of two Pinguin Bestsellers: Think Like a Cat and Cat vs. Cat is back at it again and we simply LOVE IT.

Pam Johnson-Bennett is a Certified Cat Behavior Consultant and has been since 1982. she has written over 10 books and is well known around the world as one of the top cat behavior expert. Catwise is a bible of cat behaviour and human-cat relationship for those who have read it, and you’ll absolutely love it. Compiled as a Q&A, it answers pretty much all the questions you may have about the way your cat behaves, the way you should approach it and the way to deal with it. This book is precise, universal and easy to read.

Give it a try. you won’t regret it.

#3 How to Speak Cat: A Guide to Decoding Cat Language

Did you know that cat actually recognize their name when you call it and choose to ignore it ? Independant, secretive…our pet cats have a very unique set of behavior traits. If you ever wanted to decypher or decode the language of your cat, look no further, you found the most adequate guide for. With veterinarian Gary Weitzman, you’ll find it fun through this book to understand that tail wiggle, the bites, the scratches, but also, what each meow really means.

The simple writing and explanations provided by Gary Weitzman makes this book a perfect guide for the young audience and it will certainly help you and your kids to Talk Cat.

#4 The Cat Behavior Answer Book: Practical Insights & Proven Solutions for Your Feline Questions

Cats are lovable, funny, active listeners, and gorgeously fluffy. They can also be tenacious, persnickety, and maddeningly aloof. Arden Moore, editor of Fido Friendly Magazine and Catnip, offers in detail solutions to problems you may encounter with your feline friend. Valuable answers to help you grasp the personnality of your cat, its needs and the how-to be the best owner you can. if you ever wondered why you cat is so obsessed with catnip, why it chases your socks, this book is definitely for you.

#5 The Cat Whisperer: Why Cats Do What They Do–and How to Get Them to Do What You Want

There are so many myths surrounding the behavior of cats. many people find it sometimes challenging to deal with their furry little pet and that is of course, partially at least, due to the fact, or for the lack of better phrasing, the absence of verified facts. Who said for instance that you couldn’t train your cat, that you couldn’t discipline it? Well, Mieshelle Nagelshneider has the answers for you. This book will explain to you why cat are so keen on safe spaces and security, why they are as independant as they are. Easy-to-implement solutions help transform even the most anxiety-riddled companions into confident, gregarious, and relaxed cats who live longer, happier, and healthier lives

Is it impossible to train a cat? Not anymore! Your days of yelling and tearing your hair out in the wake of the latest household “cat-astrophe” are over.

There are of course, many many more books related to the subject of cat behavior, but again, this is CatSimple.

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