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What is my cat thinking? : [the essential guide to understanding your pet's behavior] / Gwen Bailey.
Publication Information:
New York : Chartwell Books, 2016.
Physical Description:
96 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
General Note:
Subtitle from jacket.

Includes index.
Introduction -- Social animals -- Territory -- Fitness and hunting -- Safety -- The next generation -- People and cats.
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Why do cats get stuck in trees? Why do cats rub their faces on their friends? Why do cats sit on people who don't like them?

Happy, bored, playful, worried? Wouldn't you like to know what your cat was thinking?

There are probably times when you wish you knew what your cat was thinking. From purring to hissing from play fighting to spraying, this fascinating book explains why your cat behaves the way he does.

What Is My Cat Thinking? is an essential guide to understanding your cat to respond to his changing needs. Did you ever wonder why he licks his paws, scratches the furniture or brings dead animals into the house? This book lifts the lid on cat behavior and helps you communicate more effectively with your pet. Includes questions and answer sections and specially commissioned photography.

Written by a leading animal behaviorist, this accessible and intriguing book will help you to interpret your pet's behavior and signals so that you can recognize and respond to what he is saying.

Author Notes

First-hand experience with hundreds of different types of cat, naughty and good, has enabled Gwen Bailey to understand their actions and tell us what they are thinking. Gwen Bailey is the Animal Behaviorist for The Blue Cross, Britain's largest animal welfare charity. She is the author of several books about pet care including Rescue Dog and The Perfect Puppy.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 6
Social Animalsp. 8
Territoryp. 22
Fitness and Huntingp. 38
Safetyp. 60
The Next Generationp. 76
People and Catsp. 84
Indexp. 94
Acknowledgmentsp. 96

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