Raising a problem-free cat is the aim of every responsible owner. Learn how to achieve this goal with simple, practical advice that's easy to follow and clearly illustrated. From choosing the right kitten through to litter training, this book will show you how to prepare your home for your new arrival, assess your kitten's health, prevent behavioural problems and help your pet socialize with other animals. Includes sections on breeds of cat, choosing your kitten, how to prepare your home for the new arrival, a kitten's lifestyle, advice on feeding, litter training, grooming and health care. It also covers the latest behavioural information on dealing with problems such as furniture-scratching and houseplant-chewing.
Reissue of the popular kitten training manual The Perfect Kitten. The current UK cat population is around 8 million. In the UK, almost 1 in 2 households have a pet -- 19% of which are cats, making kitten rearing an important part of British homelife.
Peter Neville is a psychologist who specializes in the treatment of problem behaviour cats. Claire Bessant is the author of several books on communicating with cats and how to care for them in old age.
Introduction; Acknowledgments; Chapter One: The Raw Material; Chapter Two: Cat Breeds; Chapter Three: Finding the Right Kitten; Chapter Four: Your Kitten's Development; Chapter Five: Preparing For Your New Kitten; Chapter Six: Bringing Your Kitten Home; Chapter Seven: Your Kitten's Lifestyle; Chapter Eight: Feeding and Litter Training; Chapter Nine: Health Care; Chapter Ten: Going on Holiday; Chapter Eleven: Cat Behaviour; Chapter Twelve: Learning and Training; Chapter Thirteen: Preventing Behavioural Problems; Chapter Fourteen: Growing Up; Useful Addresses, Further Reading & Picture Credits; Index.