Purr The science of making your cat happy

Zazie Todd

Book - 2022

"Cat people, rejoice! Finally, a fun-to-read yet science-based book about cat behavior that explains how to keep your cat healthy and happy. We all love our cats, and we all want them to be happy. But making our cats happy isn't about buying them lots of things. It's about finding out what matters to them--and this book shows you how to do that, with the science to back it up. In Purr, animal behavior expert Zazie Todd addresses every stage of your cat's life and offers surpr...ising and effective advice for even the most experienced cat owner, including how to: - Enrich your cat's life through play and exercise - Reduce anxiety and fear around your absence, or trips to the vet - Train your kitten or cat without causing harm (ie. don't use a spray bottle) - Provide for special needs like asthma - Make senior cats comfortable - And so much more In Purr, Zazie Todd demystifies the feline-human relationship so you can form your special bond based on your cat's unique needs--all while learning lots and having fun together."--

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Subjects
Published
Vancouver ; Berkeley : Greystone Books 2022.
Language
English
Item Description
Includes index.
Physical Description
278 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Issued also in electronic format
ISBN
9781771648141
1771648147
Main Author
Zazie Todd (author)
Other Authors
Pam Johnson-Bennett, 1954- (writer of foreword)
  • Happy cats
  • Getting a kitten or cat
  • How to set up your home for a cat
  • Key aspects of caring for a cat
  • How to train a cat
  • The vet and grooming
  • Enrichment for cats
  • Cats and their people
  • The social cat
  • Feeding your cat
  • Behavior problems in cats
  • Senior cats and cats with special needs
  • The end of life
  • How to have a happy cat
  • Checklist for a happy cat
  • Appendix: Training plans
  • Teach your cat to sit pretty
  • Teach your cat to like their carrier.
Review by Library Journal Reviews

Behavioral science research has long given lots of attention to dogs, but the field is now beginning to include more feline-focused guidance like this book by psychologist Todd (Wag: The Science of Making Your Dog Happy), which combines a scientific approach with a highly readable style. Todd is known for her own evidence-based animal behavior blog Companion Animal Psychology; she also writes the Fellow Creatures blog for Psychology Today. To those who say "Cats are aloof! Cats are independent!," Todd responds: "Not always"; like all animals, cats have individual personalities and preferences. Here she explains cat behaviors using clinical and academic research, illustrated by the author's observation of her own cats. Topics include cats' desire to hunt and stalk; the meanings of cats' chirrups, purrs, and meows; and domestic cats' relationship to the outdoors—all with practical guidance on creating happier, healthier feline environments. VERDICT Even before they see the title, cat guardians will recognize the question-mark curl of a happy cat's tail on the cover of Todd's enjoyable book; it's suitable for a wide audience, from new pet parents to shelter and veterinary professionals.—Meagan Storey Copyright 2022 Library Journal.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Based on the latest science, an animal behavior expert addresses every stage of your cat's life and offers surprising and effective advice for even the most experience cat owner.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Based on the latest science, an animal behavior expert addresses every stage of your cat’s life and offers surprising and effective advice for even the most experience cat owner. Illustrations.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

“Definitely a book your cat would want you to read!”—Dr. Sarah Ellis, coauthor of The Trainable Cat"Zazie Todd has created a must-have guide to improving your cat's life."—Modern Cat Magazine We all love our cats and we all want them to be happy. But making our cats happy isn’t about buying them lots of things—it’s about finding out what matters to them. In Purr, animal behavior expert Zazie Todd addresses every stage of your cat’s life and offers surprising and effective advice for even the most experienced cat owner, all with the science to back it up.In this indispensable book, “cat lovers learn the science behind cats’ petting preferences; the multiple meanings of purrs, chirrups, and meows; how to best satisfy the scratching and stalking desires for indoor cats; and even how to keep both cats and wildlife safe if your felines spend time outside.”—Cat Warren, New York Times-bestselling author Cat lovers will also discover how to:Enrich your cat’s life through play and exerciseReduce anxiety and fear around your absence, visitors, and trips to the vetTrain your kitten or cat without causing harm (i.e. don’t use a spray bottle!)Provide for special needs like asthmaMake senior cats comfortableAnd so much more!In Purr, Zazie Todd demystifies the feline-human relationship so you can form your special bond based on your cat’s unique needs—all while learning lots and having fun together.