Booklist for Cat Lovers

  • The New Natural Cat A Complete Guide For Finicky Owners by Anitra Frazier. Known among dedicated cat owners as the definitive handbook, one that "listened" to what the cats themselves told us about their bodies, their behaviors and their lives. This book is a holistic approach to the care of cats.
  • Think like a cat by Pam Johnson-Bennett. More than just a behavior book, Think Like a Cat is also an authoritative resource for cat owners of all stripes. Topics range from where to get a cat to selecting a vet; from basic health care to treating more serious medical problems; from choosing a scratching post that your cat can’t resist (really, it can be done) to secrets for avoiding litter box problems. If you’ve been unsuccessful in correcting your cat’s behavior problems, Think Like a Cat will get you and your cat back on track.
  • Twisted Whiskers by Pam Johnson-Bennett. If you are at your wit’s end and don’t know where else to turn for help with your misbehaving kitty, this book is for you. It’s the next best thing to a personal consultation with Pam. Virtually every behavior problem is covered with step-by-step techniques for correcting the behavior and re-establishing a closer bond with your cat.
  • Cat vs. Cat by Pam Johnson-Bennett's newest book, Cat vs. Cat is a one-of-its-kind guide to setting up and maintaining a peaceful multi-cat home. Cat vs. Cat goes where no others have when it comes to solving the unique challenges of living with more than one cat.
  • Good owners, Great Cats by Brian Kilcommons and Sarah Wilson, 1995. Well organized, understandable and easy to practice training methods--the perfect book for the first-time cat owner.
  • Know Your Cat by Bruce Fogle, D.V.M., 1996. 350 amazing photographs highlight the text that depicts the cat's life from birth to maturity. Feline communication and body language have never been so well portrayed.
  • Roger Tabor's Cat Behavior, 1998. Important aspects of cat behavior are clearly illustrated and explained. Very helpful in understanding why cats do what they do.
  • Catwatching (the Illustrated Edition) by Desmond Morris, 1994. A beautifully illustrated old favorite that presents and answers fascinating questions about cats and cat behavior.
  • Cats for Dummies by Gina Spadafori and Paul D. Pion, DVM, DACVIM. Don't let the title put you off. This book is a great resource for those who have extensive experience with cats as well as for the first-time cat owner. Its detailed index makes it a handy reference book for behavior counselors.
  • Show Biz Tricks for Cats by Anne Gordon,1996. A professional animal trainer reveals the training techniques you need to teach your cat 30 impressive tricks. Only easy, proven, humane, and positive reinforcement techniques are used.
  • Is Your Cat Crazy? by John Wright, PhD, 1994. A certified animal behaviorist presents creative solutions to behavior problems from his casebook. He explains why cats behave as they do and what owners can do to modify behavior.
  • The Cat Who Cried for Help, by Dr. Nicholas Dodman, 1997. The author is a veterinarian and director of the Animal Behavior Clinic at Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine. He illustrates with his own case studies how feline behavior problems can be solved using the latest information on pharmacology and feline behavior.
  • Hiss and Tell, by Pam Johnson, 1996. A short, but highly amusing book by a feline behavior consultant. The author describes 13 bizarre, but instructive cases and how she successfully solved them.
  • Psycho Kitty, by Pam Johnson, 1998. Clear, common sense explanations of how to solve a variety of behavior problems.
  • For the Latest Information on Cat Care and Behavior...
    Catnip (newsletter) Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine. P.O. Box 420014, Palm Coast, FL 32141 Tel: 1-800-829-0926
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