Animal behaviorist and veterinarian Michael W. Fox teaches readers how to better understand their cats; what they’re thinking and feeling; and how to communicate with our feline friends. A stronger cat-human bond, means a happier cat, and a happier cat owner. Fox helps strengthen these special bonds. In Cat Body/Cat Mind, he ushers readers into the whole new world that opens up when humans truly come to know and understand their cats. Fox also offers a holistic approach to companion animal care and natural cat care to keep their bodies as happy as their minds.
|Publisher:||Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.81(d)|
About the Author
Michael W. Fox was born and educated in the UK, earning his veterinary degree from the Royal Veterinary College London, and subsequently a Ph.D. in medicine and a D.Sc. in ethology/animal behavior. Spending most of his professional life in the US as an advocate for animal protection, rights and conservation, he has published over 40 books and is a nationally syndicated newspaper columnist (Animal Doctor with United Features Syndicate, NY). Featured in Marquis' Who's Who in America and Who's Who in the World, Dr. Fox is a widely recognized expert, consultant and lecturer on animal communication, emotions, awareness, health and welfare; on the human- non-human animal bond, and rights philosophy; on bioethics, biotechnology, humane, sustainable agriculture and holistic health. His long-held basic premise that human health and well being are inseparable from animal health and welfare and environmental protection and conservation is now gaining international recognition as a bioethical imperative and prerequisite for a viable future.He currently lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota with his wife Deanna Krantz and three good dogs when he is not traveling around the world doing the work that has earned him the title of "America's best known veterinarian."
Table of Contents
The Case for Cat Consciousness 3
Animal Awareness and Communication 13
Correcting Behavioral and Communication Problems 31
Animal Affection and Attachment 45
Lessons from My First Cat 55
How Animals Mourn and Express Grief 70
"Psychic" Animals and Their Super-Senses 79
Entering the Deep Heart's Core: The Empathosphere 86
Animals Communicating after Death: The Evidence 92
Delving Deeper: Cats as Our Mirror 102
Animals and Our Spiritual Development 114
Feeling for Animals and Healing the Bond 128
My Rabbit and the Light: Some Personal Reflections 148
Trends in Companion Animal Care, Health, and Welfare 154
A Holistic Approach to Health 162
Preventing Fleas, Ticks, and Mosquitoes Naturally 167
Endocrine-Immune Disruption Syndrome 172
Pure Water for Cats and Dogs-and All 177
The Right Diet 182
Should All Cats Be Indoor Cats? 193
Grooming Cats 198
Feline Declawing 201
Cloning Cats and Dogs 204
TheEuthanasia Question 208
What Makes Animals Happy? 212
RecipeWith extraordinary insight and vision, renowned veterinarian and animal behaviorist Dr. Michael W. Fox explores the minds, hearts, and bodies of cats.
Fox believes that cats, and all animals, have much to teach their human companions - if only humans learn how to listen. In Cat Body, Cat Mind, Fox not only teaches readers to communicate with their cats, he illuminates the extraordinary powers that cats possess - from their amazing ability to empathize to their mysterious ability to find their way home.
Fox makes a terrific case for the right of cats and all animals to live safe, healthy lives, free from fear and harm. Only by better understanding and appreciating our cats and by strengthening the cat-human bond, Fox explains, can we do right by them.
Cat Body, Cat Mind also offers a holistic approach to companion-animal care and preventive medicine, including essential nutritional guidelines, as well as behavioral advice and troubleshooting that will help guarantee a healthy and happy pet.
Between understanding your cat's mind and learning how to best take care of his or her body, Fix makes certain that cats and their people will enjoy long and loving lives together.