By Pam Johnson-Bennett
A absolutely revised and up to date version of the bestselling pussycat habit bible.
There are nearly eighty-five million cats owned as pets within the usa on my own. And-thanks to her normal appearances within the media and at veterinary meetings and humane organizations-most in their vendors already realize Pam Johnson-Bennett because the authority on all issues feline.
Over the prior ten years, the award-winning writer has endured to refine her paintings and strategies. From simple overall healthiness care to extra severe behavioral concerns, from education cats to exploit a scratching submit to warding off muddle field difficulties this newly revised version of Think Like a Cat covers all of a cat owner's so much urgent concerns-and solidifies its place because the subject chief for years to come.
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