This comprehensive cat care guide from the star of the hit Animal Planet show "My Cat from Hell," Jackson Galaxy, shows us how to eliminate feline behavioral problems by understanding cats' instinctive behavior.
Cat Mojo is the confidence that cats exhibit when they are at ease in their environment and in touch with their natural instincts—to hunt, catch, kill, eat, groom, and sleep. Problems such as litter box avoidance and aggression arise when cats lack this confidence. Jackson Galaxy's number one piece of advice to his clients is to help their cats harness their mojo.
This book is his most comprehensive guide yet to cat behavior and basic cat care, rooted in understanding cats better. From getting kittens off to the right start socially, to taking care of cats in their senior years, and everything in between, this book addresses the head-to-toe physical and emotional needs of cats—whether related to grooming, nutrition, play, or stress-free trips to the vet.
|Publisher:||Penguin Publishing Group|
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About the Author
Jackson Galaxy is a cat behaviorist and the host of Animal Planet's hit show My Cat from Hell. He is the coauthor of the New York Times bestseller Catification: Designing a Happy and Stylish Home for Your Cat (and You!). Jackson is also the author of Cat Daddy: What the World's Most Incorrigible Cat Taught Me About Life, Love, and Coming Clean.
Mikel Maria Delgado is co-owner of Feline Minds, a San Francisco Bay area based cat behavior consulting business. She is currently working on her doctorate in psychology at the University of California at Berkeley, studing animal behavior and human-animal relationships.
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¿Que Es Mojo?
Excerpted from "Total Cat Mojo"
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Table of Contents
Introduction: iquest;Qué Es Mojo? Xiii
Section 1 The History of the Mojo-fied World-From Raw Cat to Your Cat
1 Who Is the Raw Cat? 3
2 The Victorian Tipping Point 14
Section 2 A Crash Course in Cats
3 The Raw Cat Rhythm 25
4 Communication: Cat Code Cracking 39
5 The Mojo Archetypes and the Confident Where 54
Section 3 The Cat Mojo Toolbox
6 Welcome to the Toolbox 73
7 Raw Cat 101 and the Three Rs 79
8 Catification and Territory: Mojo-fying the Home Terrain 101
9 The Art of Cat Parenting 133
10 Cat/Animal Relationship Mojo: Introductions, Additions, and Ongoing Negotiations 156
11 Cat/Human Relationship Mojo: Introductions, Communications, and Your Role in the Mojo 204
12 Whose Line Is It Anyway? Cat Parenting and the Human Challenge Line 247
Section 4 The Cat Mojo Cookbook-Cat Daddy Solutions for Industrial Strength Issues
13 When Excessive Scratching Becomes an Issue 267
14 When Your Cats Don't Get Along 274
15 When Your Cat Is Biting or Scratching Humans 288
16 When Your Cat Exhibits Annoying, Attention-Seeking Behaviors 295
17 When Your Cat Exhibits "Anxiety-Related" Behaviors 306
18 When Outside Cats Cause Trouble for Inside Cats 317
19 When Your Cat Is a Wallflower 323
20 When Your Cat Is Thinking Outside the (Litter) Box 329
21 Eso Es Mojo 348
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book is a gold mine for anyone who wants to understand cats better, whether there are "issues" with cats in the home or not. Galaxy knows what makes felines tick, and he shares that knowledge here to the benefit of cat and human (guardian) alike. We learn not only the HOW of "catification," but also WHY it is so important. Galaxy tells, in detail, how to modify home--and our own behavior--to bring out the Mojo (essentially, confidence) in our purr kids, create harmony in the household, and bring contentment to all. Moreover, he does so with considerable wit as well as wisdom, which makes for an enjoyable read as well as an informative one.
I really enjoyed this book. I like watching Jackson’s show on television as he seems like a down-to-earth individual who loves, cares and deals with a variety of felines. I hadn’t intended to read this whole but what can I say, it was interesting and educational. I really needed some advice on introducing a new cat into our household and this book was just the thing. It outlined the process, in a detailed format, covering multiple pages. A few years ago, we adopted our one-year old tabby and now we were planning on adopting another cat for a companion for him. I wanted this to be a smooth transition and I hope Jackson could help me. I appreciated all the details that Jackson included in this section, all the steps, all the what-not-to-do and the what to do if things did not work out. Jackson also informed us what to look out for as we progress. As I continue to work on this, I know that following this book, I did the best that I could to make this work. I had only wanted to read this section in this book (about adopting a new cat) but the more that I flipped through this book, I realized that there some great topics in this book. I also realized that I didn’t have to read this book straight through and that I could randomly read sections at a time. Before I knew it, I had almost read the whole book, just by picking it up now and then and reading it. From litterboxes to feeding your cat, Jackson gives you some advice and the reasoning behind it. I learned about petting my cat, anger issues, body movements, and what my cat is actually trying to tell me. I have had cats almost my entire life yet I still learned information reading this book. Thank you, Jackson, for this valuable resource. I highly recommend it!