Cats Behaving Badly

Why Cats Do the Naughty Things They Do

Celia Haddon

St. Martin's Griffin/Thomas Dunne Books

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Cats that bite, cats that won't eat, cats that won't stop eating. Cat expert Celia Haddon has seen it all, and, in Cats Behaving Badly, an essential guide to cat behavior, she teaches readers how to turn even the grumpiest cat into a perfectly lovable animal.  

One of today’s foremost feline experts, Haddon provides practical solutions to a myriad of perplexing situations that only cats can dream up in this valuable manual. Why does a cat suddenly stop using the litter box? Can an aloof kitty turn into an affectionate, cuddly cat? Is expensive cat food really worth it? The author unravels the mysteries of cat behavior and dispenses easy, affordable, and animal-friendly solutions to help both cats and their owners live happier lives. From kittens to senior cats, Haddon explains feline behavior that has puzzled cat owners for decades in this manual, including true-life and humorous cat tales that help illustrate her advice.  

This charming and informative handbook is essential reading for anyone who has ever asked, “Why in the world does my cat do that?”

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CHAPTER ONE
Understanding Your Cat
 
 
It is a beast of prey, even a tame one, more especially the wild, it being in the opinion of many, nothing but a diminutive lion … being a crafty, subtle, watchful creature, very loving and familiar with mankind, the mortal enemy to the rat, mouse, and all sorts of birds, which it seizes on as its prey.
—William Salmon, The English Physician, 1693
Cats often outwit humans. They can understand human beings as perfectly as they need to. They are not much interested in us, but they focus on getting what they need.

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"Wonderful insight into the world of cats. Celia Haddon covers the gamut – from socializing kittens to introducing a new adult into a multi-cat home. This book is filled with valuable tips and entertaining antidotes that all cat lovers will appreciate. A great book for feline enthusiasts and those households that just need help with their cats."
---Jeff Wells, DVM, author of All My Patients Have Tales and All My Patients Kick and Bite.

“Providing fascinating insights into the feline world, Celia Haddon gets catty in a refreshing way with her book. The cat (secrets) are out of the bag… A book for dedicated feline fans.”
– Arden Moore, author of The Cat Behavior Answer Book and host of the “Oh Behave” show on Pet Life Radio.

"Anyone getting a cat, or even anyone who already has a cat, should read Cats Behaving Badly."
--Your Cat (UK)

"In this valuable little handbook, Celia Haddon explains with a pleasing mix of wit and wisdom why cats behave in certain ways, while offering practical solutions to their owners' dilemmas and difficulties."
--Choice Magazine (UK)


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About the Author

Celia Haddon

CELIA HADDON has written a popular cat advice column and now dispenses advice on her popular website. She has been awarded the Golden Cat Award and the Animal Welfare Award Blue Cross. Celia lives near Oxford, England with her husband and her cat Tilly.

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Available Formats and Book Details

Cats Behaving Badly
Why Cats Do the Naughty Things They Do
Celia Haddon

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin/Thomas Dunne Books
July 2013
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781250028914
ISBN10: 1250028914
5 x 7 1/8 inches, 256 pages, Includes black-and-white line drawings throughout
$14.99

Hardcover

Hardcover
St. Martin's Press
Thomas Dunne Books
May 2012
Hardcover
ISBN: 9781250003720
ISBN10: 1250003725
5 x 7 1/8 inches, 256 pages, Includes 30 b&w line drawings throughout
$23.99

e-Book Agency

e-Book Agency
St. Martin's Press
Thomas Dunne Books
May 2012
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781466802575
ISBN10: 146680257X
256 pages, line drawings throughout
$9.99
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