The domestic cat is a mysterious pet. Hugely independent, inscrutable and highly complex cats are a constant fascination to pet psychologists and owners alike. The aim of Think Cat is to gain an understanding of what is going on behind that furry face and how the world appears from a cat's point of view. The book traces the ancestry of the cat, its origins, evolution and domestication, looking at the cat's wild relatives to explain where aspects of their behaviour have come from. Basic cat behaviour is described as well as the sociology of cat in the neighbourhood and their daily life. The book also analyses more complex behavioural patterns and problems from volatile temperaments and fighting to bad breath and incontinence, and outlines how these can be managed. This fascination book will make your relationship witht your cat clearer and more fulfilling by giving you an understanding of what they do, why they do it and how you might pre-empt their impulses.
Table of Contents
Introduction; What is a cat? Basic Cat Behaviour; Phenomena; Behavioural problems; Psuedo-behavioural problems; Training cats
David Taylor is an eminent and highly respected veterinary surgeon. He founded the International Zoo Veterinary Group in 1969 and now travels widely across the globe, treating everything from giant pandas to killer whales. He is the author of over 40 pet care books including the bestsellers The Ultimate Dog, You and Your Dog and Hamlyn's My Dog is a Genius, as well as Test Your Dog's IQ, another title in the Hamlyn All Colour Petcare range. He has also appeared on several TV shows.