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Winner! 1995 Best Instructional Nonfiction Book -Cat Writers' Association ""This is a delightful, practical, well-written, sensible, and easy-to-follow book. about living with cats and enjoying them.

Winner! 1995 Best Instructional Nonfiction Book -Cat Writers' Association ""This is a delightful, practical, well-written, sensible, and easy-to-follow book. - John E. Saidla, DVM, Director of Continuing Education, College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University Is Your Cat Crazy? provides feline fans with a wealth of practic Winner! 1995 Best Instructional Nonfiction Book -Cat Writers' Association ""This is a delightful, practical, well-written, sensible, and easy-to-follow book

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The result is a book no cat lover will want to miss. Hi, I have a cat, he’s going crazy howling and ripping up the curtains when I leave for work, and I think he needs some-uh-counseling. Read on the Scribd mobile app. Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere. It’s pretty clear that they expect me to come to their home, psychoanalyze the cat, wave a magic wand, and somehow get puss to sit in the window merrily waving his paw as the owner’s car heads for the office.

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Irresistible stories of how a leading animal behaviorist diagnoses and treats cat behavior problemsConsidered one of the country's leading animal behaviorists, Dr. John Wright has spent the last decade making house calls on problem pets. He diagnoses the cause of the problem behavior and then works with owners to find an appropriate treatment.

1995 Best Instructional Nonfiction Book -Cat Writers' Association "This is a delightful, practical, well-written, sensible, and easy-to-follow .

1995 Best Instructional Nonfiction Book -Cat Writers' Association "This is a delightful, practical, well-written, sensible, and easy-to-follow boo. bout living with cats and enjoying them. John E. Saidla, DVM, Director of Continuing Education, College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University Is Your Cat Crazy? provides feline fans with a wealth of practical information and entertaining stories drawn from Dr. Wright's long practice making housecalls on dysfunctional cats. My problem with "Is Your Cat Crazy" is that its a much thicker book than it needs to be. What information is there is good, but we get case after case of the same problems with the same solution.

My problem with "Is Your Cat Crazy" is that its a much thicker book than it needs to be. Probably 75% of the book is about litter box problems. There's one chapter devoted to the topic, and its a good chapter, but then virtually every other cat he encounters has litter box problems and he explains, again and again ad nauseum, what he did to solve them

This book explains a lot about why cats do what they do, and how to work with that so that the cats behave in ways acceptable to humans

This book explains a lot about why cats do what they do, and how to work with that so that the cats behave in ways acceptable to humans. Written in an easy to read style, the author takes us on a tour of the world as seen by the cat. Cats are hardwired in some ways, and to ignore this fact is to face failure in dealing with them. Thankfully, what a cat needs is usually not unreasonable and is fairly easy to provide. The authors give concrete advice in anecdotal style. Good reading for anyone with companion cats; I learned a lot, and I've had cats all my life.

Readers will learn why cats refuse to use their litter boxes, scratch and bite, go through sudden personality changes, react in different ways to different people and other animals, and behave the way they do; and they'll find out what works and what doesn't work when it comes to kitty "discipline". The result is a book no cat lover will want to miss.

Winner! 1995 Best Instructional Nonfiction Book -Cat Writers' Association "This is a delightful, practical, well-written, sensible, and easy-to-follow book.

  • Thofyn
A good guide to problematic cat behavior and methods for helping your cat get along better with you and your family, other pets, guests, and the litter box.
  • Very Old Chap
While the cover may look a tad light hearted the contents are well researched and written by a professional. My vet recommended and I was not disappointed. I only wish that the TOC were a bit more thorough so I could easily skip to sections on relevant issues for my pets.
  • Thetalas
My problem with "Is Your Cat Crazy" is that its a much thicker book than it needs to be. What information is there is good, but we get case after case of the same problems with the same solution. Probably 75% of the book is about litter box problems. There's one chapter devoted to the topic, and its a good chapter, but then virtually every other cat he encounters has litter box problems and he explains, again and again ad nauseum, what he did to solve them.

Aside from litter boxes issues, his advice is this: don't use physical punishment of any kind, distract the cat from bad behavior by throwing a toy, and administer anti-anxiety medicine or sedatives until the cat improves. If your cat is using his/her litter box, I just saved you $10.
  • Malanim
The author spends lots of time writing about details that are great for short stories, but not for "how to" books. Finally at the end of a chapter he'll give summary advice that is vague and really not helpful. For example: ...so make sure you litter box is in a place that doesn't upset the cat.... Duh.... If you are really bored and want to read details about dysfuncional cat owner and the guy who comes in and moves the feeding dish to make it all better, then this is THE BOOK for you!
  • Mr_TrOlOlO
I enjoyed the book and can get some ideas about how I could solve eventual problems with cats.
  • Chankane
This book explains a lot about why cats do what they do, and how to work with that so that the cats behave in ways acceptable to humans. Written in an easy to read style, the author takes us on a tour of the world as seen by the cat. Cats are hardwired in some ways, and to ignore this fact is to face failure in dealing with them. Thankfully, what a cat needs is usually not unreasonable and is fairly easy to provide. The authors give concrete advice in anecdotal style. Good reading for anyone with companion cats; I learned a lot, and I've had cats all my life. The basic message is to not demand things of cats but to work with their instincts, whether the problem is with scratching, biting, or inappropriate elimination (the most common problem).
  • Nalmezar
A fellow cat-lover friend gave me this book about a year ago, and I just picked it up and read it recently. As background, we have three cats (just got our third one 10 days ago) and I have grown up with cats ever since I was a child. I love cats (even worked for a feline non-profit agency). I also have a psychology and social work background. I just say this to emphasize that I'm not a novice to cats, nor to behaviorism.

I really liked this book. It was very well-written (easy to read, down-to-earth, conversational style) and explained a lot of cat behavior, including solutions for behavior owners found problematic.

My cats don't have any behavior problems and I still read this cover-to-cover. I highly recommend this book.

p.s. Another POV: My husband, also a cat-lover, but not nearly as avid as I, started reading this book. About half-way through, he lost interest, saying it was repetitive.
Wow! What a great book. With a background in experimental social psychology and more than a passing interest in animal behavior, this book did a great job of applying psychological principles I've learned to cat behavior problems. Most times I don't find this in books on animal behavior.
I found this book to be really interesting. In fact, now I'm wondering if his is a career path I would like to follow. I think Dr. Wright's career is fascinating and intriguing. I really loved the way he first completely presented the cat problem to us and then gave us the solution he used. I found myself trying to figure out what the solution was before I read it. Alas, most of the time I was stumped, but after reading the solution, it made complete sense.
If you love trying to understand your cat, or if you have behavior problems, then this book is for you! It's a must if you are serious about your cat!