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Practical Feline Behaviour contains all the relevant information that a veterinary nurse or technician needs to understand and handle the behaviour and welfare of house cats, and to offer safe and practical advice to clients.

This text describes the internal and external influences on feline behaviour; on communication, learning, social behaviour, the relationship between behaviour and disease, and the cat-human relationship. It also provides practical advice on how the welfare of cats in our care may be protected and how behaviour problems should be addressed and how to avoid them.

Below you will find appendices to aid learning and understanding of feline behaviour.

Appendix 1. Environmental enrichment.

Appendix 2. Play.

Appendix 3. Reducing Resource Competition in a Multi-cat Household.

Appendix 4. Neutering.

Appendix 5. Introducing an Additional Cat to your Household.

Appendix 6. Helping a Grieving Cat.

Appendix 7. Introducing Cats and Dogs.

Appendix 8. Cat Flaps.

Appendix 9. Teaching Your Cat to Come to You When You Call.

Appendix 10. Cats, Babies and Children.

Appendix 11. House-training Your Cat or Kitten.

Appendix 12. Training Your Cat to Like the Cat Carrier.

Appendix 13. Medicating Your Cat.

Appendix 14. Teaching your Cat or Kitten to Accept Veterinary Examination.

Appendix 15. First Aid Advice for Common Feline Behaviour Problems.

Appendix 16. Friend or Foe?

Appendix 17. Approaching, Stroking and Picking Up.

Appendix 18. Recognising stress.

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