You adore your kitten, but he tears around your house, sharpens his claws on your sofa and breaks your ornaments. "Kitten Taming" is the stress-free way to cope with that loveable vandal. Learn simple, quick and effective methods of kitten-proofing your home and discover how to channel his boundless energy in non-destructive ways. Easy step-by-step instructions show you how to deal with common behavioural hurdles, such as toilet training, using the cat flap and claw sharpening. With a quick-to-find reference format, this book is the ideal guide to solving your kitten's antisocial issues in the home and raising a problem-free cat.
While cats can look after themselves, kittens need a lot of attention and training to placate any overactive or destructive behaviour. With over 7 million cats throughout homes in the UK, Hamlyn's All Colour Petcare titles provide inexpensive, essential guides to developing and caring for your pet.
David Taylor is an eminent and highly respected veterinary surgeon. He founded the International Zoo Veterinary Group in 1969 and now travels widely across the globe, treating everything from giant pandas to killer whales. He is the author of over 40 pet care books including the bestsellers The Ultimate Dog, You and Your Dog and Hamlyn's My Dog is a Genius, as well as Test Your Dog's IQ, another title in the Hamlyn All Colour Petcare range. He has also appeared on several TV shows.
Think like a cat. anatomy; kitten needs; body language; toilet training; breed needs; be prepared; kitten-proofing; The first assault. bringing him home; happy introductions; ground rules; litter training; what to expect and when; Kitten cures. charging around the house; scratching the furniture; toilet troubles; relaxation; cat fights; climbing; destruction; mealtime madness; attention seeking; aggression; the scaredy cat; Care necessities. getting in the carrier; happy car travel; bedtime!; grooming; healthy checks; fun ideas for play; the right food; fussy feeders; Kitty classes. 'what's my name?'; 'come here'; on a lead; through the cat flap; 'get off that!'; 'fetch'; Troublesome teenagers. spraying; roaming; amorous toms; unwanted pregnancies; unloved owners; bickering siblings; hissing at strangers; turf wars; Messages from your cat. 'stop feeding me'; 'I don't like that'; 'play with me'; 'I want to be alone'; 'I'm a cat not a kid'; 'there's something wrong'; 'to do' lists. equipment; socialization; vaccinations and worming; training schedule;