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Think Like a Cat: How to Raise a Well-Adjusted Cat--Not a Sour Puss Paperback – September 27, 2011
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About the Author
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
Top Customer Reviews
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 !
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.Read more ›
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!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I LOVE THIS BOOK! 416 pages of useful information and suggestions. My kitten is only 5 months old now..... Read morePublished 3 days ago by JCA
Loved reading this book! Gave a lot of good insight into the cat brain - even if you've had a cat for many years. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Amazon Customer
I've owned cats almost all my life, but this book taught me a lot. This is a great resource for any cat owner. I would even recommend it as a gift.Published 9 days ago by Ariel D
Great book, very informative for a first-time cat owner. Highly recommend (but don't necessarily agree with everything I read).Published 28 days ago by Amazon Customer
I have had cats since the day I was born so I really bought this book for my husband when we got our new kitten. He couldn't put it down. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Camp Bowie
This is a very good book that stresses one point over and over: you'll understand your cat much better by thinking like a cat. Read morePublished 1 month ago by checho4