Cat sense: How the New Feline Science Can Make You a Better Friend to Your Pet

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"In Cat Sense, renowned anthrozoologist John Bradshaw takes us further into the mind of the domestic cat than ever before, using cutting-edge scientific research to dispel the myths and explain the true nature of our feline friends. Tracing the cat?s evolution from lone predator to domesticated companion, Bradshaw shows that although cats and humans have been living together for at least eight thousand years, cats remain independent, predatory, and wary of contact with their own kind, qualities that often clash with our modern lifestyles. Cats still have three out of four paws firmly planted in the wild, and within only a few generations can easily revert back to the independent way of life that was the exclusive preserve of their predecessors some 10,000 years ago. Cats are astonishingly flexible, and given the right environment they can adapt to a life of domesticity with their owners?but to continue do so, they will increasingly need our help. If we?re to live in harmony with our cats, Bradshaw explains, we first need to understand their inherited quirks: understanding their body language, keeping their environments?however small?sufficiently interesting, and becoming more proactive in managing both their natural hunting instincts and their relationships with other cats" --Amazon.com.
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Cats
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Cats -- Psychology
Human-animal relationships
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title_displayCat sense : how the new feline science can make you a better friend to your pet
title_fullCat Sense How the New Feline Science Can Make You a Better Friend to Your Pet
Cat sense : how the new feline science can make you a better friend to your pet / John Bradshaw
Cat sense [text (large print)] : how the new feline science can make you a better friend to your pet / John Bradshaw
title_shortCat sense
title_subHow the New Feline Science Can Make You a Better Friend to Your Pet
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Behavior
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Cats
Human-animal relationships
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Pets
Psychology
Science