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The cutting-edge, scientifically accurate, definitive book on the most popular behavioral issues that cats face

In the United States, one of the predominant reasons that owners abandon or give up their pets (often leading to euthanasia) is because of unwanted behaviors. Many have tried to instruct proper cat training, but this is the first book of its kind to provide an in-depth understanding of the underlying reasons for a cat’s problem behavior, the essential key to unlocking the best for your cat and avoiding pitfalls. Decoding Your Cat gives owners new insight on promoting their cat’s physical and psychological health and wellness and maintaining a long and fulfilling relationship together. 

Written by the leading experts in cat behavior from the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists, with an introduction by animal expert Steve Dale, this book conveys the newest and best information on cat behavioral science in a fun, interesting, and understandable way. Together with anecdotes from real life situations and the science behind how cats relate to their world, Decoding Your Cat empowers owners to provide a home environment that is happy, safe, and functional, to identify and seek treatment for medical health problems, to understand how to deal with unwanted behaviors, and in general to help cats live longer and fuller lives.

Narrated by Lisa Flanagan. Lisa Flanagan is an award-winning narrator, voice actor, stage director, improviser, opera librettist, and classical singer. Her VO work includes animation, video games, and commercials. Lisa has received multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards, Voice Arts Awards, and the 2019 Audie Award winner for Fantasy (Spinning Silver). She lives in Brooklyn, NY, with her cats.

©2020 American College of Veterinary Behaviorists (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers

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Every cat owner needs to read this. New or existing owner!

My husband and I recently found a kitten appear on our porch. He adopted us! We took the kitty in, took care of him, took him to vet to clean out his stomach that was filled with so much junk. I found this book by researching so many things on you tube. I grew up with dogs not cats. This book was so helpful to myself as a new cat mom and a refresher to my husband. Narrator is nice to listen to and has good resources to link too.

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Useful book, just not for audio

If you want to understand cats better, this is a useful book. However, it is written in a way that makes it unfit for audio. Many bullet points, a lot of dry textbook-style information. If you want to read it, get a printed or electronic copy.

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Everyone should listen

Most people don’t understand how complex cats are. Please listen and learn. This is a great book that covers many topics.