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About the Author

Pam Johnson-Bennett hosted the Animal Planet UK series "Psycho Kitty." She is best-selling author of 7 books on cat behavior. With a career that began in 1982, Pam is considered a pioneer in the field of cat behavior consulting. 

Pam was vice president of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants and the founder and longtime chair of the IAABC cat division. She served on the American Humane Association's Advisory Board on Animal Behavior and Training and the American Humane Association Cat Health and Welfare Forum. She is also on the Advisory Board for Tree House Humane Society. She lectures worldwide at veterinary conferences and animal welfare organizations.

Pam is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Winn Feline Foundation Media Award and the IAABC cat division award.

In addition to her work with cats, Pam is the co-author of Cookies for Dinner. This book chronicles the funny and often embarrassing side of motherhood. The sequel to Cookies for Dinner is set for release in late 2015/early2016. 

Pam owns Cat Behavior Associates, LLC. Website catbehaviorassociates.com
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books; Rev Exp Up edition (September 27, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0143119796
  • ISBN-13: 978-0143119791
  • Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 1 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (228 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,035 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I own every cat behavior book you have written, including Twisted Whiskers, Hiss and Tell, Tales from a Cat Shrink, and my favorite which is Think Like a Cat. This new and updated book introduces many new methods on helping cats get along, education on nutrition and reading labels, litter box and litter selection - including the much dreaded litter box problems and improper defecation. I have many other behavior books from various authors but haven't learned as much as I have in this one book. I recommend buying this book. There is not a single cat behavior problem that can't be fixed - so what are you waiting for? Read this book!
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I got positive results immediately and my three cats are happier. Using the principals in Think Like a Cat, I made a few changes that
got us from scratching, waking me up during the night or early morning for food, and getting on the counters incessantly, to sleeping through the night, using the great new scratching post, and staying off the counters, without yelling, squirting with water, or frustration. I didn't even realize what I had been putting up with. Now I enjoy them so much more, and with the positive changes, I have time to play with them more. My ten year old cat is actually making playful gestures ! They enjoy the new verticle spots I made. My husband wouldn't agree to a cat tree, and I didn't want one either, but I was able to see verticle places where I could make a comfy spot for them around the house, and they are enjoying their new perches. Thank-you !
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This is in response to "savvy cat owner," who is clearly not so savvy after all. I have been writing and broadcasting about pets for nearly 20 years, and am a certified cat behavior consultant. I am a founder of the CATalyst Council and serve on that Board; I also serve on the Board of Directors of the Winn Feline Foundation, Tree House Humane Society (in Chicago) and the American Humane Association. I'm a contributor to Dr. Susan Little's upcoming feline text book. I have never written a review on Amazon before or offered a comment - but the egregious not so savvy remarks are so incredibly wrong, I was moved to comment. Pam Johnson-Bennett is a pioneer in the world of cat consultation. She was among the first to go from building to building, back when she was in New York City, to help cat owners. So many of us, if not most of us, continue to learn from Ms.Johnson-Bennett. Suggesting her techniques are obsolete is like calling the i-pad obsolete. Ms.Johnson-Bennett is about as current as anyone I know, which is exactly why she felt an updated version of her original "Think Like a Cat" is necessary. The personal attack....really now? I have no idea what that's about, but to set the record straight Ms. Johnson-Bennett was not the founder of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants, a dog trainer and family counselor, Lynn Hoover was the founder. Johnson-Bennett was an early member and early on was Chair of the Cat Division. And she did not certify herself. As for recommending material to read by a veterinary behaviorist, YES! But, with the exception of veterinary behaviorist Dr. Kersti Seksel's book "Training Your Cat," and Dr. Nicholas Dodman's cat book from a few years back - all the others are veterinary books. Still, worthwhile for sure - and Ms.Read more ›
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I have not finished this book yet but have gotten more than my money's worth. My plan is to reread this after completing it the first pass, and then referencing it often. I'm not actually nuts, I have good reason for my thoroughness.

My husband and I recently lost our beloved cat Isis, after 19 years together. The loss was all but devastating to us. We have a second cat, an elderly male who is now 13-years old, and was also grieving the loss. After a couple of weeks of the three of us wallowing in pain, we decided to adopt a rescue animal-companion. We left ourselves open to adopting as many as three. It would give us a total of four cats which we felt we could manage financially, but more importantly we would be able to meet the time and attention needs of a maximum of four.

Within a matter of 21 days we all but fell into three separate adoptions. The newbies range in age from about 5 months to just now 5 weeks. They had a range of issues from two of them being underweight, one being found off of the side of an expressway and the youngest that was weeks too young to be away from her mother or at the very, very least her other litter mates. Adding to our challenges has been misrepresented ages and that we brought them into the house in stages, but still rather fast.

The oldest of the new adoptees, a male that was stated to be 13-weeks, (turned out to be closer to 18 weeks) came home to us on April 14th. The next a female stated to be 13-weeks, (turned out to be closer to 7 weeks) came home on April 30th. The assumption had been that the two "13-week old kittens" would be able to play and keep one another company.
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I'm skimming through this - I got the first edition on Interlibrary Loan & liked it so much that I bought it. :-)

I consider myself a kitty whisperer, but I'm learning some fun new things in this book. The tips about how to play with your cat (and how often: 1-2x per day, for 10-15 minutes each) are useful. Finally learned what the whiskers on the forepaws are for: "to sense any movement of prey trapped under the cat's front paws."

The book gives good tips on how to desensitize cats to the scary experience of going to the vet. Most of these involve food. :-) While my kittehs aren't scared of the vet, reading this section made me appreciate my vet more, because they do some of the non-food tips to make my cats feel more comfortable while in the examining room.

The book is full of good information for new & old-timey cat owners!
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