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The Secret Language of Cats

How to Understand Your Cat for a Better, Happier Relationship
Narrated by: Romy Nordlinger
Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
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Summary

Have you ever wondered what your cat is saying? Cats do not meow randomly, nor do they growl or hiss because they have nothing better to do. Cat sounds have a purpose, and they can carry important messages, whether for us or other cats. 

Susanne Schötz is hard at work on breaking the cat code. She is a professor at Lund University in Sweden, where a long-standing research program is proving that cats do actually use vocal communication-with each other and with their human caretakers. Understanding the vocal strategies used in human-cat communication will have profound implications for how we communicate with our pets and has the potential to improve the relationship between animals and humans within several fields, including animal therapy, veterinary medicine, and animal sheltering. 

In The Secret Language of Cats, Schötz offers a crash course in the phonetic study of cat sounds. She introduces us to the full range of feline vocalizations and explains what they can mean in different situations, and she gives practical tips to help us understand our cats better.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2017 Susanne Schötz; English translation copyright 2018 by Harlequin Books S. A. (P)2018 Tantor

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"Those who love cats will also adore this book.... This lively title will help cat lovers achieve a surprising and animating level of understanding with their house pet." (Publishers Weekly)

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Very Informative & Relaxing To Listen To

I really am enjoying this book. I'm getting a kitten soon and it's a wonderful insight into how cats tick. Wonderful, relaxing narration, packed full of information and so much cat psychology. Very happy that I chose this title.

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  • 31-07-20

A bit too technical for me

The book is a great work from a phonoaudiologist. Although it caters for general public, it overemphasized on teaching sounds or stories of personal cats instead of going directly into situation x language. So, a bit too slow and too technical for me