From the Author
As a certified animal behavior consultant, some ofthe 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 issuethat's dangerous, or simply an aggravating behavior (clawing furniture?) thathisses you off, you'll need help. Not everyone hasaccess to a behaviorist or--let's be honest here--can afford to enlistthe aid of a professional trainer or behaviorist to help. So I'vewritten this series of ComPETability books to offer basic how-tostep-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
People love cats--and often "double their pleasure" by sharing their hearts(and pillows) with more Than one. But cat behavior puzzles the mostsavvy pet owners especially when you add more pets to the furryequation. And behavior problems are the #1 reason pets lose their homes.
This book helps any cat lover (whether you share your homewith one or a dozen felines). It Demystifies common behaviors and catdisputes, explains scratching (it's NORMAL!), solves litter-arychallenges and dinnertime woes, and redirects normal (but aggravating)cat-to-cat behaviors. Learn about:
How Cats Communicate
Understanding Feline Society
How Cats Learn & Ideal Training Tips
Choosing ComPETable Pet Friends
Step-by-Step Cat-to-Cat (and Kid/Baby/Stranger) Introductions
Stopping Problem Biting, Chewing, Clawing, Counter Jumping & more!
Amy Shojai, CABC, is a certified animal behavior consultant, and author ofmore than 30 award-winning pet care books. Visit SHOJAI.com.