Compares canine and feline foibles, from evolution and behavior, to physical, communication and emotional differences.
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More than 30 million U.S. households double their pleasure by welcoming both cats and dogs into their homes. Yet mixing the two can mean trouble in paradise, especially if you treat your cat like your dog, or vice versa. Cats and dogs are two very different animals with distinctive needs and they cannot--and must not--be treated in the same way.
Fun, practical, and eminently informative, Competability is the first book that looks at the biological, evolutionary, and behavioral differences between cats and dogs and uses that information to devise strategies for owners that enable the two species to live in harmony within the same household.
Written by one of America's premier pet experts, the book explains everything an owner of a cat and dog should know, including:
- The most common behaviors of cats and dogs alone and together
- Recommendations for pet health care, grooming, and feeding
- Ways to recognize ailments
- Problems that arise most frequently between the two species.
Most important, Competability provides crucial tips on how to evaluate and match your pets' personalities, improve their relationships, and make your home a sanctuary for pet fun and peace.