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HUMANE SOCIETY BOOKSTORE: CATS
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If you wish to purchase any of the books below, simply click on the title and you will be taken to Dogwise.com or Amazon.com for ordering. Not only is it easy, but the Humane Society of Pagosa Springs will receive a commission (5%-8%) if you link to the book from our website!

Is Your Cat Crazy?: Solutions from the Casebook of a Cat Therapist
 by John C. Wright and Judi Wright Lashnits
If you have a cat, the answer to the title's question is, almost by definition, yes. John Wright, certified animal behaviorist, has spent much of his career making house calls to advise the distraught owners of certifiably crazy felines. He covers a wide range of topics, including multiple-cat households, stress reactions, and the urge to punish. He brings understanding and humor to situations that are not so humorous when they happen to you (e.g., when your cat pees everywhere but in the box) and offers solutions that'll make sense to both you and your cat.

Good Owners, Great Cats
by Brian Kilcommons
Discover the common household item that prevents a cat from scratching the furniture, an arsenal of cat correction tools: never-hurt, inexpensive devices that keep kitty off the counter, out of your dinner plate, and away from the canary, a sure fire stop to dangerous "door dashing", how to stop a cat fight without getting injured, ways to make the medicine go down for even the most resistant, new solutions to spraying and litter box problems, help in taming feral cats, no-fail steps for bringing a new pet into a household with other pets, and the easy way to leash train, toilet train, and command train a cat!!

Twisted Whiskers: Solving Your Cat's Behavior Problems
by Pam Johnson-Bennett 
No matter how bad your cat is, this book will provide help. The author provides a holistic approach to problem solving. Learn why your cat may be exhibiting undesirable behavior, how diet can affect behavior, and what you can do to solve the problems. Behavior problems addressed include: spraying in the house, defecating/urinating outside the litter box, displaced aggression, play-biting, etc.

The Cat Who Cried for Help: Attitudes, Emotions, and the Psychology of Cats
by Nicholas Dodman
Using the latest studies in pharmacology, nutrition and behavior, Dodman shows how cats can be successfully treated for panic attacks, litter-box aversion, depression and a wide range of phobias. Case studies illustrate. A fascinating addition to any behaviorist's library.


How to Talk to Your Cat
by Jean Craighead George
Perhaps no one is better equipped to help us understand our cats than Jean Craighead George, award-winning author of over 80 books about nature and animals. This delightful picture book for cat lovers of all ages makes it perfectly clear who has the power in a human-cat relationship: the cat. But you already knew that. What you may not have known is that cats meow as many as 19 different meows (all interpreted here), that cats never purr when they are alone, that no one knows what part of the cat a purr really comes from, and what cats' various tail positions mean.

Understanding Your Cat
by Michael W. Fox
Fox (veterinarian and animal behavior expert) answers questions about cat health, diet, safety, and psychological well-being. Learn everything from "What makes cats purr?" to "Is declawing the safest and most humane way to save the furniture?" Practical and informative, the guide unveils the mysteries of the feline world. Photographs throughout.

The Cat Owner's Problem Solver: Practical and Expert Advice on Caring for Cats
by John Bower and Caroline Bower
Two veterinarians offer sound advice on common feline problems and everyday health care with complete descriptions of 25 popular cat breeds. 160 color photos.



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Address: 465 Cloman Blvd., PO Box 2230,
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Thrift Store -
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Address: 279 Pagosa St on Hwy 160, PO Box 2230,
  Pagosa Springs, CO 81147 (Map)
Phone: (970)264-6424 FAX: (970)264-5593
E-mail: hsthriftstore@humanesociety.biz
Administrative Office -
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8am-5pm
Address: 279 Pagosa St on Hwy 160, PO Box 2230,
  Pagosa Springs, CO 81147 (Map)
Phone: (970)264-5549 FAX: (970)264-5593
E-mail: hsadmin@humanesociety.biz