From the Author
As a certified animal behavior consultant, some of the most common kitty complaints have to do with multi-cat households. STRESS causes most feline behavior problems, and the greatest stress for a cat is (wait for it...) ANOTHER CAT!
When you have a snarly-growly issue that's dangerous, or simply an aggravating behavior (clawing furniture?) that hisses you off, you'll need help. Not everyone has access to a behaviorist or--let's be honest here--can afford to enlist the aid of a professional trainer or behaviorist to help. So I've written this series of ComPETability books to offer basic how-to step-by-step advice to help you take control back in your own home.
And yes, there's also a ComPETability: DOGS to DOGS and ComPETability: CATS & DOGS books available to help those multi-pet households as well.
From the Back Cover
Whether you share your home with a single cat or multiple felines, this new guide by a seasoned cat behaviorist and cat trainer teaches you about cats aggression, cat clawing, litter box problems and more. You'll find detailed prescriptive how-to advice focused in the most common cat behavior problems found in the multi-cat household from fearful felines and bully cats, to cat food challenges, loud mouth meowing and counter top cruising, and how to introduce cats to other pets and kids. This book addresses every cat behavior question you have.
The United States is home to 86.4 million owned cats, and 52 percent of owners own more than one cat. That means more furry love for owners, but also can put your cats' tails in a twist over that (HISSS!) new feline friend. From conflicts over favorite sleep spots to sharing potty facilities, adding new pets rubs fur the wrong way and creates hairy situations for everyone--including you.
Fun, practical, and eminently informative, ComPETability helps owners devise strategies to prevent, reduce or eliminate cat behavior problems. This also enables multiple cats to live in harmony within the same household. Written by one of America's premier pet experts, the book explains everything the loving cat owner needs to know. Most important, ComPETability provides crucial tips on how to evaluate and match your pets' personalities, improve their relationships, and make your home a sanctuary for cat fun and peace.
For more pet behavior advice refer to:
ComPETability: Solving Behavior Problems In Your CAT/DOG Household
ComPETability: Solving Behavior Problems In Your Multi-DOG Household