Purr: The Science of Making Your Cat Happy (Paperback)Zazie Todd (author)
"Definitely a book your cat would want you to read!"-Dr. Sarah Ellis, co-author 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 exerciseReduce anxiety and fear around your absence, visitors, and trips to the vetTrain your kitten or cat without causing harm (i.e. don't use a spray bottle!)Provide for special needs like asthmaMake senior cats comfortableAnd 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.
Publisher: Greystone Books,Canada
Number of pages: 288
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm
"Zazie Todd has created a must-have guide to improving your cat's life."
-Modern Cat Magazine
"Purr covers all the essentials to ensure we are raising our cats right!"
-Ingrid Johnson, Certified Cat Behavior Consultant and founder of Fundamentally Feline
"Purr is cat-centered, so much that it feels like a very smart cat wrote it! Starting with the most recent scientific findings, Zazie Todd explains with clarity what cats enjoy, what is good for their well-being, and how we can build a strong reciprocal bond with them. Indispensable reading."
-Carlo Siracusa, co-editor of Decoding Your Cat and board-certified veterinary behaviorist, UPenn Vet School
"A digestible mixture of science summaries, expert opinions, anecdotes about Zazie's cats, and practical tips. Purr is definitely a book your cat would want you to read!"
-Dr. Sarah Ellis, co-author of The Trainable Cat and Head of Cat Advocacy, International Cat Care
"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 of What a Dog Knows
"Practical, entertaining, and thorough. Cat owners are in good hands with Zazie Todd."
-Lucy Jane Santos, author of Half Lives: The Unlikely History of Radium
"Purr is an absolute must-read for all animal lovers! This fantastic, evidence-based guide is bound to influence cat-guardian relationships for the better."
-Sarah-Elizabeth Byosiere, Director of the Thinking Dog Center and Assistant Professor at Hunter College (CUNY)
"What a gift to applied animal behavior is Zazie Todd. Purr is both packed with the latest findings and eminently readable. I could not recommend it more highly."
-Jean Donaldson, The Academy for Dog Trainers
"Purr is a must read for anyone who shares their life with a cat and wants to provide the most fulfilling, enriched, and happiest existence possible for them."
-Kate LaSala, Rescued By Training, certified trainer and behavior consultant
"A wonderful, evidence-based guide with concrete suggestions for cat owners to improve the lives of the cats they live with. Purr is a welcome and exciting addition for every cat lover's bookshelf."
-Mikel Delgado, Ph.D., Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist and co-founder of Feline Minds
"Full of great science delivered with genuine warmth and heart; I just couldn't put this book down. Through Wag and now Purr, Zazie Todd has united dog-people and cat-people in a single goal: to make the lives of animals in our care richer and healthier-mentally, physically, emotionally-than we ever thought possible."
-Jules Howard, zoological commentator and author of Wonderdog
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