Cats on the Counter

Cats on the Counter

Therapy and Training for your Cat

Book - 2000
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Cats are wonderful companions, but when they misbehave it can be challenging, if not outright difficult, to successfully treat the behavior problem in order to restore feline harmony to the home once again. In Cats on the Counter Dr. Larry Lachman uses his unique approaches, borrowed from human therapy, to analyze what makes kitty tick, and what happens when his behavior gets out of control. Using a case-by-case format, behaviorist Lachman and journalist Frank Mickadeit deal with common problems such as clawing furniture, refusing to use the litterbox or spray marking in the house, fussy eating, and fighting with other cats. Cats on the Counter is filled with fascinating stories, excellent advice, and empathy for both misbehaving pets and their long-suffering people.

Other topics include:
The Freudian Feline and Family Therapy: cat personality and structural family systems therapy
The Jekyll & Hyde Kitty: cat aggression
Kitty Prozac: preserving your cat's mental health
Ailurophobia: the fear of cats and how to treat it
Kidproofing your Cat: teaching your children how to care for your cat
Lassie Meets Morris/Morris Meets Simba: introducing dogs to cats and cats to cats
The Final Feline Moment: pet loss, grief and how to say goodbye
"Holy Cats Batman!": Kitty ESP, catnip treats, and afterthoughts
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2000.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780312265663
Characteristics: xvii, 201 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Additional Contributors: Mickadeit, Frank


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Vero_biblio Mar 28, 2017

Can you believe that this book deals with many specific cat-related problems (constant meowing, house soiling, aggression, etc) but not with cats hanging out where they shouldn't, like on the counter??? I was happy to find this book in the catalog, thinking I would find help for my problem with my cat jumping on my nightstand when I sleep (a nightstand counts as a counter, right?), but no dice :(


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