Keeping Your Indoor Cat Happy & Healthy


Author: Arden Moore

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603423850

Category: Pets

Page: 32

View: 1482

Make Your Home a PURR-fect Palace! Indoor cats live longer, stay healthier, and enjoy better relationships with their human owners than do outdoor cats. But if you're like many cat owners, you worry about confining your cat to the house. You wonder if your cat finds like indoors satisfying, and you look for ways to add entertainment, exercise, and excitement to your indoor cat's daily routine. Worry no more! Author Arden Moore will show you how to turn your house into cat heaven without spending a lot of money, whether you live in a large country cottage or a small studio apartment. You'll learn how to: Cat proof your home Think like a cat when you decorate Provide your cat with fun home-alone activities Teach your cat to play simple games with you Pamper your cat with a spa-style massage Install an enclosed outdoor cat run And more!

Raising a Happy, Healthy and Well-Adjusted Cat


Author: J.D. Rockefeller

Publisher: J.D. Rockefeller

ISBN: 151953678X

Category: Pets

Page: 26

View: 9218

Are you excited about the kitten that you just brought home? You surely are! Kittens are cute and they can be delightful pets. But just like other animals, you will need to take good care of them. You want your cat to be healthy, happy and well-adjusted to your home and your family. This takes some patience and some caution. Cats tend to learn how to interact with the world within the first 12 weeks of their lives. This means that you will need to train and get your kitten ready for your home before it is 12 weeks old. Of course, you can still train an older kitten, but the first 12 weeks are definitely crucial. If you teach your cat during this time what you expect from her, your work will definitely become much easier later. But what do you do? Do you need to bathe your cat? Do you brush her teeth? How do you keep her safe indoors and outdoors? Do you clip her claws? How do you keep her entertained? So many questions can definitely leave you confused! But worry not; this handy guide will help you get started on raising a happy, health and well-adjusted cat.

A Pet Owner's Guide to a Happy and Healthy Companion


Author: Kimberly Sarmiento

Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company

ISBN: 1620231328

Category: Pets

Page: 290

View: 3314

Dogs and cats are like humans — they need a proper diet and good exercise. This book will show you how to make sure that your pet is properly cared for. Did you know that obesity is very common among dogs and cats? Did you know that the best way to keep your pet healthy is not feeding him less? This book explores feeding options as well as ingredients and labeling to ensure that you know what to do when it comes to mealtime. Countless hours have been devoted to researching the latest findings about pet care to ensure that the learning process is simple and hassle-free. Walks and playing fetch aren’t the only activity that dogs enjoy. What about volunteering with your dog at a local nursing home or trying out a doggy park? This book also covers how to meet your pet’s needs creatively and well. The answers to how to pick a good vet, how to find a good trainer, and how to make sure that your pet is getting enough exercise when you’re at work are all covered. Most importantly, this book will help you understand your pet better and therefore appreciate her more. Compared to the average human life, a pet’s life is sadly short. The book will help you make the most of it.

Cat for All Seasons

Keeping Your Cat Healthy and Happy Throughout the Year


Author: Jane E. Leon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780962504341

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 212

View: 8061

How to Listen to Your Cat

The Complete Guide to Communicating with Your Feline Friend


Author: Kim O. Morgan

Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company

ISBN: 1601388551

Category: Pets

Page: 286

View: 4619

Love your cat, but hate its bad behavior? According to The Humane Society of the United States, body language, behavior, and vocalizations are keys to understanding the feline mind. If your cat seems to be constantly aloof or is exhibiting bad behavior, you may often wish you could speak directly to it about what it is thinking. Fortunately, you can communicate and understand your pet by studying its behavior and using the techniques found throughout this book. By observing a cat’s body language and actions, we can guess at how it might be feeling. Want to know why your cat constantly hisses at strangers, frequently sulks, or attacks your feet while you are sleeping? How to Listen to Your Cat covers major aspects of feline behavior, including social behavior, protection of territory, hunting tactics, reproduction, and interaction with people and other pets. This book explores an array of behaviors often found in cats and what these behaviors should signal to their owners. Learning to communicate with your kitty can help you know when it’s hungry, ready to play, content, or lonely. You will learn the importance of positive reinforcement, details on how a cat learns, how to develop a bond with your cat, and the basics of cat training. This book explores how to teach your feline friend to use the litter box, come when you call its name, and tolerate touch and grooming. Teach your cat useful behaviors, such as walking on a leash, sitting, staying, and standing, along with fun behaviors, such as shaking hands, begging, and fetching. Comfort, fright, and hunger are the main feelings displayed among cats. The feelings result in a variety of behaviors. This book provides a breakdown of how these feelings are shown through changes in a cat’s eyes, ears, mouth, tail, and posture. The tone of a cat’s cry, the perk of its ears, and the sway of its tail can provide clues as to its intentions. This book also analyzes the different sounds cats make, including purring, hissing, spitting, and growling, and how these sounds tell owners what their cat is feeling. A variety of emotions displayed in cats will be analyzed, such as behaviors that suggest comfort, satisfaction with food, a welcomed greeting, sleepiness, safety, and much more. This book also offers photos so you can spot similar behavior in your own pet. Cats are known to have a variety of personalities. These personalities and how they relate to different breeds are explored. Tips on training your cat and preventing or stopping bad behavior are given to promote peacefully cohabitation with your feline friend. Advice is provided for addressing typical problem behaviors among cats, including destructive scratching, spraying, aggression, eating plants, and litter box issues. We have spent hundreds of hours interviewing veterinarians, animal trainers/behaviorists, and cat owners like yourself to compile useful information that will create a more harmonious relationship between you and your cat. As pet owners, we have a responsibility to ensure our pets are happy and safe; this book will serve as a tool for measuring these factors. Now, with the help of this book, you can love your cat and understand its behavior.

Kitten Care & Training

An Owner's Guide to a Happy Healthy Pet


Author: Amy D. Shojai

Publisher: *Howell Book House

ISBN: 9780876053928

Category: Pets

Page: 160

View: 4436

An Owner's Guide to a Happy Healthy Pet is the series to turn to when you want a basic reference that's reliable, up-to-date, and complete. These guides feature: Expert authors, plus renowned guest contributors on specialized topics Full-color photos throughout Basic information on the breed, species, or topic Complete coverage of care, health, grooming, training, and more Tips and techniques to make life with a pet more rewarding

The Happy Cat Handbook


Author: Pippa Mattinson,Lucy Easton

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 147356008X

Category: Pets

Page: 208

View: 7119

Whether you are thinking of getting a kitten, already have a cat, or are considering adopting a rescue moggy, this is the book for you! The chapters cover: breeds and types, advice on rescuing versus buying, feeding, training, sleeping and play, keeping your cat healthy, grooming, the pros and cons of indoors and outdoors cats, caring for senior cats, dealing with destructive behaviour and aggression, how to integrate a second cat and troubleshooting tips for all-round happiness. With adorable photos throughout, this wonderfully informative book deserves a place in every cat owner's home.

The Longhaired Cat

An Owner's Guide to a Happy Healthy Pet


Author: Anna Sadler

Publisher: *Howell Book House

ISBN: 9780876054765

Category: Pets

Page: 158

View: 4212

At last, a book for cat owners that emphasizes total care and companionship and addresses the special needs of longhaired cats! The Longhaired Cat: An Owner's Guide to a Happy Healthy Pet includes a description and beautiful color photo of each longhaired breed, information on how and where to choose your cat, sound advice on how to keep your cat healthy, insight into your cat's behavior, and much more. The Longhaired Cat: An Owner's Guide to a Happy Healthy Pet is full of easy-to-reference sidebars on everything from what to put in your cat's first aid kit to old-world legends about cat history. Whether you're a new cat owner with questions about bringing home your new pet, or a long-time cat lover facing new feline dilemmas, this book will provide you with the answers you need.

Animal Sheltering


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Animal shelters

Page: N.A

View: 1219

Features the latest news and informaiton about companion animal protective issues, shelter and humane society management, animal health, humane education, cruelty investigations, new legislation, and much more.

How to Have a Happy Cat


Author: Andrea McHugh

Publisher: Hamlyn

ISBN: 9780600616580

Category: Pets

Page: 128

View: 6327

How can cat owners really be sure that their beloved kitty has the most purr-fect life possible? By using this information- and illustration-packed guide that contains the latest research into feline health and nutrition, and explains how to meet a cat's every important need. Find out how to read a cat's meows, tail flicks, and curious behaviors. Discover fun ideas for keeping him active and mentally stimulated. Learn how to deal with such vexing situations as visiting the vet or introducing a new animal to the family. Create a cat-friendly house and garden, try out delicious recipes to keep kitty fit, and see how to care for him as he ages. Your pet will enjoy the pampered life he so richly deserves.