Vous voulez voir cette page en français ? Cliquez ici.

Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Tell the Publisher!
I'd like to read this book on Kindle

Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here, or download a FREE Kindle Reading App.

Think Like a Cat: How to Raise a Well-Adjusted Cat--Not a Sour Puss [Paperback]

Pam Johnson-Bennett
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)

Available from these sellers.


Amazon Price New from Used from
Paperback --  
There is a newer edition of this item:
Think Like a Cat: How to Raise a Well-Adjusted Cat--Not a Sour Puss Think Like a Cat: How to Raise a Well-Adjusted Cat--Not a Sour Puss 4.6 out of 5 stars (7)
CDN$ 15.16
In Stock.

Book Description

Feb. 3 2000
Think it's impossible to train a cat? Think again! Yes, you can learn to understand your cat. No, cats are not always aloof. No, they don't ruin furniture out of spite. Most often feline "misbehavior" is the result of owners not understanding their cat's needs. In this comprehensive book that takes readers through every step of cat ownership, Pam Johnson-Bennett helps you understand the instincts that determine feline behavior, positive and negative. An authoritative resource for cat owners of all stripes, Think Like a Cat covers everything from where to get a kitten to choosing a vet; from basic health care to treating more serious medical problems; from selecting an irresistible scratching post to avoiding litter box problems. A seasoned therapist and former veterinary technician, Johnson-Bennett offers welcome advice in a straightforward manner that will help cats--and their owners--share a happy, healthy life together.

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought

Product Details

Product Description

From Library Journal

Feline behaviorist Johnson-Bennett (Twisted Whiskers: Solving Your Cat's Behavioral Problems) suggests that if cat owners learn how to think like a cat, they can better understand their pets and build a more positive relationship. One way is to view the world not from the vantage point of a 5'7" human but from the cat's level, ten inches off the ground. If you needed to scratch your claws and saw only drapes and furniture and no scratching post, what would you use? The author gives helpful tips for stopping destructive chewing, aggression, furniture scratching, and litter-box difficulties. Her advice on grooming, pests, traveling, and first aid are clear and straightforward. She also recommends types and brands of toys, equipment, food, and other feline products. A similar guide is Brian Kilcommon's Good Owners, Great Cats (LJ 10/1/95), which has a more attractive layout and is easier to use. Still, this volume is more comprehensive than Johnson-Bennett's earlier works, with excellent insight into feline behavior, humor, and common sense. Recommended for most pet collections.
-Eva Lautemann, Georgia Perimeter Coll. Lib., Clarkston
Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc.

About the Author

Pam Johnson-Bennett, author of five other award-winning books on cat behavior, is resident cat expert on iVillage.com and the behavior columnist for the Internet magazine The Daily Cat. She has written numerous articles for national magazines and frequently appears on national TV and radio, as well as veterinary and animal welfare conferences. She lives near Nashville, Tennessee.

Inside This Book (Learn More)
Explore More
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Copyright | Table of Contents | Excerpt | Index | Back Cover
Search inside this book:

Sell a Digital Version of This Book in the Kindle Store

If you are a publisher or author and hold the digital rights to a book, you can sell a digital version of it in our Kindle Store. Learn more

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customer Reviews

Most helpful customer reviews
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent insights into feline behavior. June 6 2003
Written in an entertaining and straightforward manner, this book is an excellent guide for perplexed humans who wish to better understand and appreciate their treasured feline companions. Full of practical tips and common-sense advise, this is a perfect book for all cat lovers. Highly recommended
Was this review helpful to you?
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential for every cat owner! July 4 2004
If you have cats this book is a must-read.
It covers every situation, teaches you to recognize the signals your cat is sending, shows you how to increase your cats well-being and gives you easy solutions to every behavior problem. The index makes it easy to look up specific topics and it covers things in a clear and easy-to-understand format.
If you read this book, I guarantee you will know your own cat 100% better and you will also be on your way to knowing much more about cats than the average pet parent.
Was this review helpful to you?
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My cat is a much happier cat... Dec 31 2002
I highly recommend this book to all cat owners! So many things made so much more sense after reading this book. I am much more adept at understanding my cat's body language, and I will be better able to recognize and address behavioral problems, should they occur. Learning how to play with my cat, groom her, and even talk to her has helped us to develop a wonderful relationship. My once timid kitty has become confident and affectionate!
Was this review helpful to you?
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My cat and I love this book! April 11 2002
I've got one angelic cat and one demonic cat. I purchased this book in an attempt to understand the "bad" cat. We are doing better now. She was beating up on the other cat, scaling the door and howling when not allowed out, attempting to scratch posters off the wall, ect, ect!!! Thanks to this book, my demon cat is a lot happier, and so am I! The angelic cat isn't walking on egg shells anymore either, waiting to fend off bullying. This book is a lifesaver!
Was this review helpful to you?
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
I bought this book based on an article on feral cats which was written by Pam. Curious enough I decided to check her book and I bought. I have 3 cats and I thought I knew everything but I was wrong! The book cover all the topics a cat owner should know and I recommend it if you are thinking about getting a cat.
The medical appendix is extremly useful and gives a brief description about common cat diseases. Her appendix helped me to explain better to my vet about what was going one with one cat of mine who was sick.
The behaviour tips are very good, and Pam really explain the importance of using interactive toys with cats, and specially important how to keep the peace if your house has more than one cat. Also the chapter about the litter box is a must-read. Many concerns about location, how many and which kind of litter are all explained
If you think about getting a cat this book has a very comprehensive description of what to look for. Her tips involve not only good sense but also important aspects people should observe when getting a new cat. The part about the shelter is certainly the strongest part and very nice explained.
I strongly suggest this book, for new cat owners and for experienced cat owners. I have read at least 3 times and I still use as my personal reference.
Was this review helpful to you?
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Read May 2 2011
By Mgardin
I'm in the process of adopting a new kitten and i wanted to make sure i knew SOMEthing before we got him. I ordered this book, "good owners great cats" and antoher one i havent gotten to yet.

Compared to GOGC this book wins. Although some of her information is a little cat crazy, it comes from someone who knows and loves cats. very good and logical adivce (for the most part)

GOGC is written by a team of dog trainers, and you can tell they are not into cats. there advice seems... silly.

Everything you need to know, in this book!!
Was this review helpful to you?
5.0 out of 5 stars Think like a cat review Aug. 24 2002
By A Customer
This book is very good! Pam told me things that were both interesting and necessary for a cat owner. For example in the book there is medical information, how to take your cat's pulse, tips for almost everything, and head to toe information about your cat. I have bought all but 2 of her great books and they have been all very satisfying to read. Pam tells me all I need to know about cats. I would recommend this book to any cat lover!
Was this review helpful to you?
Before this book, I was going nuts with my two kittens. I didn't understand why they would scratch my rugs, walk on table tops and eat my plants. After having read this fantastic book, I completely understand what's going on in their minds (well, almost) and our relationship has gotten so much better. Now, I cannot even live without them and my cats have brought me so much joy in my life. This book made a difference between night and day... Pam knows cats best.
The book is easy to read, funny and really in tune with the cat owner in mind. She provides plenty of resources and information. Even my vet has to consult her book for understanding cat behavior! This is a must buy and every cat owner should have one on their bedside!
Was this review helpful to you?
Want to see more reviews on this item?
Most recent customer reviews
Search Customer Reviews
Only search this product's reviews

Look for similar items by category