I nearly put the book down when I read in the first few pages that 'first of all' all cats must be neutered. Good advice, but I have a breeding queen! I read on though and found the book full of good advice. The author explains how the various 'undesirable' behaviours are linked to perfectly sensible feline behaviour. Dog meets dog: sniff,wag tail,play... cat meets cat :sniff,hiss, spit, attack, one running off. Reading the book I realized how lucky I have been with previous feline additions to the household. The author goes thtough the different scenarios of 'stressed,unhappy' cat community and gives practical (though sometimes time consuming )advice on how to overcome it. The very best advice is surely to read this book BEFORE your new cute feline heart throb enters the house.
My unneutered female may well have been 'hormonal' and that's why she went on the war path.Nevertheless, I tried some of suggestions and got feliway ... stroked one, then the other... distracting her when she was battle ready... and..and...Peace? - don't know, lets call it guarded co-existence. Nuru (the victim) is very grateful.