What Your Cat Wants: 7 Key Skills of a Perfect Cat Owner

Author(s): Francesca Riccomini


This indispensable guide has practical advice on all aspects of cat ownership. What Your Cat Wants acknowledges that you and your feline friend are very different species and that your needs and wants don't always correspond with theirs. Each chapter introduces a key skill and shows you how to build on the basics and develop them further. Helping you to understand what your cat does and why, Francesca Riccomini, provides expert guidance to be the very best owner you can be, to anticipate your cat's needs and overcome communication difficulties.


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The UK petcare industry is a booming market, worth GBP2 billion a year. In the UK approximately 1 in 3 people own a cat. Unlike other cat care books this books concentrates on the owner and his skills rather than the cat.

Francesca Riccomini is an experienced veterinarian and pet behaviour counsellor. She is a Certified Clinical Animal Behaviourist and a member of the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors and the Feline Advisory Bureau's Behaviour Expert Panel. As well as specialising in the treatment of problems related to companion animal behaviour, Francesca lectures and writes articles for a range of publications aimed at owners and those working with cats. She is the author of Know Your Cat and Cat Care Essentials for Hamlyn and co-author with Claire Arrowsmith of What if My Cat?

Introduction Acknowledgments Chapter One: Comprehension Chapter Two: Communication Chapter Three: Understanding Chapter Four: Motivation Chapter Five: Stimulation Chapter Six: Awareness Chapter Seven: Responsibility Further Reading & Picture Credits Index

General Fields

  • : 9780600624622
  • : Octopus Publishing Group
  • : Hamlyn
  • : August 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Francesca Riccomini
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