Below are some of our favorite books on emotional and behavior issues.
Roger Tabor’s Cat Behavior by Roger Tabor. A very basic introduction that describes the origins and reasons for a variety of cat behaviors.
Think Like A Cat: How to Raise a Well-Adjusted Cat and Not a Sour Puss by Pam Johnson-Bennett. A good book for people on how to understand cat behavior and provide proper socialization and training.
The Heart That Is Loved Never Forgets by Kaetheryn Walker. Veterinary homeopath Kaetheryn Walker takes readers through a narrative-format series of case studies in which homeopathic remedies were used to help animals suffering from the loss of an animal or human companion.
The Nine Emotional Lives of Cats by Jeffrey Moussaief Masson. In this book, Masson observes the many cats living on his property and describes nine particular types of emotions he witnessed and how those emotions play out in inter-cat behavior.
The Cat Who Cried for Help by Dr. Nicholas Dodman. Dodman, a veterinarian and animal behaviorist, discusses cases where cats’ behavior problems were solved with a combination of psychopharmacological drugs and behavior modification techniques. Personally, we think it’s a little too heavy on the “advocating for drugs” side, but it’s worth a read to see how vets are treating stubborn behavior issues.