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The Secret Language of Cats

The Body Language of Felie Bodies

by (author) Heather Dunphy

Thomas Allen Publishers
Initial publish date
Oct 2011
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Oct 2011
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Cats are often thought to be solitary and hard to read but, if you know what to look for, they possess a “secret language” that relies on expressions, body postures, behaviours and noises. The Secret Language of Cats shows how to interpret what our felines are telling us and explains how they, in turn, interpret our body language and attempts to communicate and interact with them.



The Secret Language of Cats provides fascinating and revealing insights into why cats act as they do. It also contains practical advice for training, addresses common health and behavioural problems, and suggests ways to strengthen the bond with your feline friend. The book contains useful and important Canadian

resources regarding breed information, adoption and rescue, training, and behaviour. Promptly and properly decoding feline messages is the key to both a contented cat and a confident owner.

About the author

Heather Dunphy is a writer and journalist specializing in pets, health, cooking, travel, and lifestyle. A former magazine editor and trained chef, she studied literature and linguistics at Concordia University inMontreal and graduated from the

prestigious Chefs School in Stratford, Ontario. Heather has authored over 300 articles on all aspects of pet care. She has written for publications such as Puppy Scoops, Dog Knows, Healthy Maturity, The AKC (American Kennel Club) Gazette, and Canadian Dog Digest, and is the author of The Secret

Language of Dogs and The Secret Language of Cats.

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