Cats are, without question, our favourite pets. Over the thousands of years that they have been domestic pets, a very real understanding has evolved between them and their human counterparts. Written by the country's leading veterinary journalist and cat expert, this book is a comprehensive guide to forging a more meaningful bond with your pet, to make life happier for both of you. The book explains how cats function as cats - what they like, what they dislike, how they behave - and uses that knowledge to help you build a real relationship with your pet on a day-to-day basis. When problems occur, you will learn why they exist and what you can do to solve them. By finding out more about your cat, you will appreciate it even more, not only for its natural behaviour and abilities, but for the fact that it can share its life with us in such a smooth and rewarding manner.