Cat Detective and over 2 million other books are available for Amazon Kindle . Learn more
  • RRP: £7.99
  • You Save: £1.60 (20%)
FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £10.
Only 13 left in stock (more on the way).
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon.
Gift-wrap available.
Quantity:1
FREE Delivery on orders over £10.
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: This book is eligible for free delivery anywhere in the UK. Your order will be picked, packed and dispatched by Amazon. Buy with confidence!
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Cat Detective Paperback – 1 Sep 2006


See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition
"Please retry"
Paperback
"Please retry"
£6.39
£0.53 £0.01

Trade In Promotion


Frequently Bought Together

Cat Detective + Cat Counsellor: How Your Cat Really Relates To You + Cat Confidential: The Book Your Cat Would Want You To Read
Price For All Three: £19.28

Buy the selected items together


Product details

  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Bantam; paperback / softback edition (1 Sep 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0553816454
  • ISBN-13: 978-0553816457
  • Product Dimensions: 19.8 x 2.7 x 12.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 107,924 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Vicky Halls is an acclaimed Cat Behaviour Counsellor with over 15 years experience of treating behaviour problems in cats both in the UK and abroad.

She writes about her experiences in this unique role as well as giving some fascinating insights into why our cats behave as they do, in her international best selling books: Cat Confidental, Cat Detective, Cat Counsellor, The Complete Cat and The Secret Life of Your Cat.

In 2008 Vicky was voted as the 'Nation's Favourite Cat Author' by the readers of 'Your Cat' Magazine.

Vicky contributes regularly to 'The Cat' and 'Your Cat' magazines as well as giving presentations and seminars to veterinary professionals both at home and abroad.

She is a Registered Veterinary Nurse and member of the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors. She also sits on the Expert Behaviour Panel of International Cat Care (formerly the Feline Advisory Bureau).

To find out more about Vicky's work with cats you can visit her web site: www.vickyhalls.net.

Vicky also has a diploma in person centred counselling and is a member of the British Association of counsellors and Psychotherapists.


Product Description

Review

"'A useful insight into the way your cat thinks'" (THE GOOD BOOK GUIDE)

"'Britain's leading feline shrink offers a fascinating insight into what's going on inside Tiddles's head'" (YOU magazine)

"'A great present for anyone contemplating a cat on the basis that they're less trouble than a dog'" (the MAIL ON SUNDAY)

Review

'Vicky Halls has the Moggy Midas Touch. If you have any wish to try and understand the devious, mercurial, prissy, eternally lovable thing that is feline nature, you need to read her.'
--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Inside This Book (Learn More)
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Copyright | Table of Contents | Excerpt | Index | Back Cover
Search inside this book:

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

44 of 44 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 11 Feb 2006
Format: Hardcover
I would thoroughly recommend this book (and its prequel) to ANY and ALL cat lovers, particularly those who are experiencing problems or whose cats don't seem completely contented.
My 12-year-old female cat had a sudden bout of cystitis just after Christmas - necessitating an emergency visit to the vet - and we have, of course, been concerned that it would recur. However, this book gives CLEAR, REASSURING, PRACTICAL pointers on how to (hopefully) prevent cystitis - and also explains why it can often be caused by stress. (It also covers several other problem areas too.)
I now feel, since reading this book, that I have a much better idea of what actually causes stress in cats - not just the obvious things, but things that we would probably never consider. (I've also found that I play more with my cat now, not just when she starts playing on her own. I actually initiate play and she seems to have learned the times when I might play now and is ready and waiting!)
Do read this book. It's WELL worth it, and I'm sure your cat(s) will thank you!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
56 of 57 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 7 Oct 2005
Format: Hardcover
Too often we think of our furry feline friends as simple creatures (especially when they fall out of trees or run into walls. Don't laugh, they meant to do that!) whose lives are laid-back and as carefree as their food bowl is full.
This, as this book so skillfully points out, is usually not the case.
This book covers many common unpleasant issues that cat owners run into (house soiling, for example) and provides stories of cats that the author Vicky Halls has treated over the years for these problems. The strategy employed to try and rectify the problem is detailed in a bullet-point list so that readers of the book can take note in case they are dealing with similiar issues.
The chapters are dedicated to different issues and there is excellent and clear advice within, such as how to keep an indoor cat from going berserk from lack of environmental stimulation and how to save your feet from the five pointy ends of a rambunctious kitten. There is also a personality guide so you can see what your cat's personality type is.
Although this book is indeed wonderful and a must-read for everyone who owns or has ever considered owning a cat, it must not be used as an alternative for veterinary treatment. There is no feline first aid included within, as the book almost solely deals with behavioural issues and how to tackle them (although the symptoms of medical problems that can often be behind beahvioural problems are listed). If your cat is suffering, don't raid the bookshelf. See to it that your cat recieves professional medical care.
Whether your cat's a tried and true Heinz 57 moggie or a pedigree Bengal whose beauty is known far and wide, you cannot miss out on this book!
3 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Jason Clark on 30 Jun 2008
Format: Paperback
I picked this book up in a clearance since I had just adopted three kittens.
I have grown up with animals in the home for over 25 years and luckily have had very few problems.
However I was concerned about having a multi cat household.
This book contains practical advice on what problems may occur and how to try and overcome them.

I look forward to reading the rest of the authors books in future
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
32 of 34 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 17 Oct 2005
Format: Hardcover
"Cat Detective" along with its predecessor "Cat Confidential" are an absolute must for everyone who loves, owns or has anything to do with caring for cats. Vicky Halls has a real insight to the feline world, and she makes the psychological perspective very easy to understand.
Now that cats have become the most popular pet in the UK, it won't be long before these books will have pride of place in virtually every household. You never know when you will need them, and I guarantee you will refer back to them time and time again - brilliant!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By H. M. Holt on 21 Nov 2010
Format: Hardcover
I'd hoped that this would be a more general guide to interpreting your cat however this book is mainly concerned with cat behavioural problems such as house spraying and/or soiling and aggressive behaviour. Happily, our cat doesn't currently exhibit any of these problems but it was still an informative book to read and I feel that I now have a much better understanding of why cats sometimes behave like that and how to tackle those situations if they did arise.

The author of this book is a professional cat behavioural therapist and the book is divided into chapters which clearly describe each problem, explain why a cat may be behaving in this way, sets out guidelines to stop this behaviour and then gives a couple of case studies featuring cats the author has personally dealt with. The case studies are often quite humorous and I was chuckling away to myself whilst I was reading this as well as reading excerpts out loud to my husband but the humour is very gentle and I never felt it was at the expense of the owners or cats featured.

There was also a chapter on the indoor cat which included lots of helpful tips about how to ensure you provide enough simulation for your cat if it can't or won't go outside. Halls has included detailed instructions on how to make the cat toys she takes with her when she visits her clients and I am definitely going to try and make 'The Octopus' which she claims no cat can resist!

Overall, an interesting and informative book.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews



Feedback