Starting from Scratch: How to Correct Behavior Problems in Your Adult Cat
The award-winning author of Think Like a Cat tells how to turn problem cats into purr- fect pets
Certified Animal Behavior Consultant Pam Johnson-Bennett, author of Think Like a Cat, is back to help readers bring out their pet’s inner pussycat regardless of the cat’s age.
Geared specifically for owners of adult cats, be they recently adopted or long time family pets, this book illustrates how it’s never too late to correct behavior problems.
With her trademark wit and common sense, Pam covers every aspect of a cat’s lifestyle, behavior, and environment and gives cat owners specific techniques to help seemingly set-in-their-ways cats change for the better.
Authoritative and entertaining, Starting from Scratch is the next best thing to a house call from the world’s top feline behaviorist.
When I went to the humane siceoty last month to adopt a cat, the cat I picked out was well and friendly, no sickness. They required I sign the adoption forms, and then leave her for a few nights so that she could get fixed. That’s what was required to adopt her from them. The deal was I had a 30 day insurance coverage on her, and had to take her in within a week to be checked. They even gave me a list of certain vets participants’ to take her to. Two days after I picked her up, she came out of hiding with a bad cold, runny red eyes, and she wouldn’t eat. Her stitches didn’t look toyed with or infected. Surely if they cut her open they gave her antibiotics.I took her into the vet. I was mad and instantly suspicious. Pets are the perfect prey. They can’t communicate and there’s a huge industry of pet medical coverage out there. There’s freakin vet offices in large commercial pet chains there is money to be made by people who care to treat their pets like family members, as they are indeed. The vet said it was a resperatory infection and its been rampant in kenels and that she’s seen lots of it. Non of the cats in that kenel had illnesses. She was in a display alone. They required I leave her with them to fix her. Infections happen due to the immune system being attacked by a foreign virus or bacterium. She wasn’t a kitten. After the visit and the fee of $80 for antibiotics, my inbox has been getting bombarded with pet insurance deals. Sounds like manipulation of pet health to me, and I’m very distrustful