202 Pets' Peeves: Cats and Dogs Speak Out on Pesky Human Behavior

202 Pets' Peeves: Cats and Dogs Speak Out on Pesky Human Behavior

by Cal Orey




Even the fairest feline fancier or most delightful dog doter can unwittingly push their pet's buttons and drive their furry friends up a wall. Now, finally, here is a book that addresses what dog and cat lovers really need to know to please their cherished pets.

202 Pets' Peeves explores how even the coolest cat and friendliest dog can become peeved when subjected to annoyances. Based on her research at the country's top pet-food companies, veterinary colleges, and pet-product companies, author Cal Orey discovered the real truth about cats and dogs. Writing from a pet's point of view, she divulges what four-legged friends don't like and how their human companions can correct these improprieties. These 202 pets' peeves are divided into two easy-to-follow sections: "Your Feline's 101 Pet Peeves," and "Your Canine's 101 Pet Peeves." Most importantly, pet owners will find out what their pets do like, and how to avoid some common pet care faux pas, such as:
  • Choosing the wrong food and unhealthy treats ("No-name kibble")
  • Wrong exercise or zero exercise ("Ignoring Kitty Aerobics")
  • Cat litter ignorance ("Getting the Wrong Stuff")
  • Dog Toy Ignorance ("No Bones or Balls")
  • Too much or too little attention ("Being a Latchkey Dog")
  • Inept training ("Absurd Pet Tricks")

Complete with anecdotes and information such as dog bakeries and low-cal treats from dog friendly parks and cat B&B lodging, 202 Pets' Peeves provides the key to raising a happier feline or canine.

Includes a comprehensive list of pet addresses and phone numbers, websites, and services.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780806524429
Publisher: Kensington
Publication date: 02/01/2003
Pages: 214
Product dimensions: 5.56(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.63(d)

About the Author

Cal Orey is an accomplished author and journalist. She has a master's degree in English from San Francisco State University, and for the past 20 years, has written hundreds of articles for a wide variety of national and international magazines. She specializes in topics on nutrition, health, beauty, relationships, science, and pets. Her books include The Healing Powers of Vinegar and Doctors' Orders— What 101 Doctors Do to Stay Healthy. Her articles have appeared in publications such as The Writer, Complete Woman, Men's Fitness, Woman's World. She lives in northern California.

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