Cat Body Language looks at all the postures cats are likely to adopt in and around the home, both with other cats and with their owners. Using the psychology of cat behaviour, it explains how a cat is likely to react in stressful situations, such as during a visit to the vet, when it is ill, and before or after a fight. All the most common behavioural traits of cats are examined in detail, from raking the dirt in the backyard and kneading their paws while being stroked to chattering their teeth at flying birds and meowing when a can of food is opened. Also included is a whole section devoted to the cat's most expressive body part - the tail. Cat Body Language is an easy-to-use reference guide that enables cat owners to read the signals their pets are giving through their body language. Cats are often regarded as being part of the family, and this book will help readers understand more about their quiet companions.
Trevor Warner graduated with a degree in veterinary surgery from Edinburgh University in 1981. He worked at animal hospitals and clinics in Sussex and Wiltshire, England, for over eighteen years before starting his own practice in Melksham, where he offers a wide range of veterinary care, including animal behaviour clinics. He has many animals, including five cats, two dogs, a retired racehorse, chickens and geese.