Purr: The Science of Making Your Cat Happy (Hardcover)
The perfect holiday gift for cat owners: "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 exercise
- Reduce anxiety and fear around your absence, visitors, and trips to the vet
- Train your kitten or cat without causing harm (i.e. 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.
About the Author
Zazie Todd loves nothing more than helping people with their pets. She is the creator of Companion Animal Psychology, an award-winning blog that shares the latest science about our animal companions and evidence-based ways to care for them. Todd has a PhD in Psychology and an Advanced Certificate in Feline Behaviour from International Cat Care. Her award-winning book about dog behavior, Wag, was featured in the New York Times, Slate, and People Magazine. Todd lives in Maple Ridge, BC, with her husband, a dog, and two cats.