Think Cat: An Owner's Guide to Feline Psychology by David Taylor

The domestic cat is a mysterious pet. Hugely independent, inscrutable and highly complex cats are a constant fascination to pet psychologists and owners alike. The aim of Think Cat is to gain an understanding of what is going on behind that furry face and how the world appears from a cat's point of view.

The book traces the ancestry of the cat's origins, evolution and domestication, looking at the cat's wild relatives to explain where aspects of their behaviour have come from. Basic cat behaviour is described as well as the sociology of cat in the neighbourhood and their daily life. More complex behavioural patterns are discussed - problems from volatile temperaments and fighting to bad breath and incontinence, with outlines of how these can be managed.