Think Like a Cat: How to Raise a Well-Adjusted Cat--Not a Sour Puss
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A fully revised and updated edition of the bestselling feline behavior bible.
There are approximately eighty-five million cats owned as pets in the United States alone. And-thanks to her regular appearances in the media and at veterinary conferences and humane organizations-most of their owners already recognize Pam Johnson-Bennett as the authority on all things feline.
Over the past ten years, the award-winning author has continued to refine her work and techniques. From basic health care to more serious behavioral issues, from training cats to use a scratching post to avoiding litter box problems this newly revised edition of Think Like a Cat covers all of a cat owner's most pressing concerns-and solidifies its position as the topic leader for years to come.
Pack for that lump on your head. Checking Out the Kitten’s Temperament Find out if the kittens have just eaten before attempting to evaluate potential personalities and activity levels, because everyone will most likely be sleepy after a meal. • Notice who is playful, confident, and friendly. • Get down on the floor and let the kitten (or kittens) get used to you. How does he react? Does he panic and hide? Does he hiss at you? Basically, he should be comfortable and unafraid. • Tempt.
Reaches 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Hypothermia predisposes a cat to low blood sugar. When he begins moving around again, give him a little honey to raise his blood sugar level. Take the cat to the veterinarian for follow-up treatment. If you’re unable to get your cat’s temperature back to normal within forty-five minutes, get medical attention. If hypothermia occurs in a kitten, place him under your clothing and use your own body heat to warm him. Don’t place him on a heating pad or attempt to.
Contend with noisemakers, lots of activity, and the possibility of getting stepped on, grabbed, or petted without her consent. Find a safe room for your cat to wait out the party. Birthday cake, candy, and any other goodies should also be kept out of the cat’s reach. If you’re hosting a children’s party, there’s a very good chance that some cake or candy will end up on the floor, so it’s best to do your cleanup before allowing the cat back into the general part of the house. “Save Our Pet”.
Room. There’s a good chance you’ll get your cat to focus on it. She may not come out from under the bed right away, but she’ll at least give the toy some attention. Your casual attitude sends a signal to her that all is okay in the house. The wrong thing to do after she dives under the bed in terror is to reach down and pull her out so you can hold her. The last thing she wants is to be clutched in your arms. First of all, she’d feel confined (cats don’t tend to like that) and second, she’d pick.
And aren’t shy about voicing opinions. Know this and accept it. Other cats may become vocal for many reasons. Mostly, it’s a surefire way of getting your attention. When the less subtle method of staring you down, walking back and forth in front of your computer monitor, or sitting on your chest doesn’t do the trick, nonstop meows usually work. The odds are that because he’s born with patience, determination, and unrelenting persistence, you’ll eventually cave in and give him what he wants. It.