Synopses & Reviews
Paul Kunkel, who toilet-trained his first cat while in college and who has continued to train his own and his friends' cats ever since, presents a foolproof, 21-Day-Program for teaching any litter-trained cat between the ages of 6 months and 10 years to use a toilet instead of a litter box. (Older cats can still be trained, but the process will probably take longer.) Requiring nothing more than magazines and/or newspapers, masking tape, heavy-duty plastic wrap, and a supply of fresh litter, the plan begins with you placing the box next to the toilet and, after gradually raising it to the height of the seat, ends with the cat--well, using it like any other member of the family. For life.
Along the way, concerned owners learn why toilet-trained cats may be happier and healthier cats. In well-researched, fact-filled text, Kunkel traces the history and behavior of this barely domesticated animal and proves why the box is bad for cats; why many cats equate the smell of a litter box with danger; and why the fragrances, deodorants, dyes, and disinfectants found in most litters are detrimental to your pet's well-being.
Last year Americans spent $400 million on 1.8 million tons of cat litter--enough to fill the Empire State Building two and a half times! Now, Paul Kunkel presents a foolproof, 21-Day Program for teaching any litter-trained cat between the ages of six months and ten years to use a toilet instead of a litterbox. Illustrations.
THIS BOOK ADDRESSES AN IMPORTANT ISSUE . . . and
offers an easy solution to one of the most troublesome problems any cat owner will ever face.
(Roger Caras, author of A Cat Is Watching)
Now There's a Better Way.
No more scoop, no more box, no more heavy, soggy, bags. And no more "accidents." Using Paul Kunkel's foolproof 21-day program you can break your cat of the litter habit and teach him the clean, healthy, viable alternative of using the toilet.
Along with illustrated day-by-day instructions, Paul Kunkel provides eight case studies.
About the Author
Paul Kunkel is a writer who toilet-trained his first cat while in college. He continues to train his own and his friends' cats in the New York region.
Table of Contents
CHAPTER 1: WHAT IS A CAT?
From Ancient Egypt to the present day: man's best friend
The Cat Who Trained Himself
To Drink or Not to Drink
A Comedian's Cat
CHAPTER 2: THE ART OF THE BOX
Before you can toilet train, you must litter train.
Here's how to do it quickly and easily.
Follow the Leader
CHAPTER 3: THE MYSTERY OF THE BOX
What's Really in cat litter? Is it healthy for your cat?
CHAPTER 4: 21 DAYS TO A LITTER-FREE CAT
You can toilet train your cat. The simple steps start on page 102.
CHAPTER 5: MAINTAINING A LITTER-FREE CAT
How to cope with the occasional slip-up; keeping your older cat happy and healthy; how to talk to your cat; how cats talk to each other.
CHAPTER 6: FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS