Talking Cats: Decoding Your Cat with Dr. Meghan Herron


Some say the task is absolutely impossible, even Sherlock Holmes wouldn’t be able to decode cats.

If anyone can decode cats, it’s the combined efforts of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists. Following the top-selling and critical acclaim of Decoding Your Dog, finally Decoding Your Cat is available (pre-order on Amazon and and is scheduled to be in bookstores this summer.

Cats do die of kidney disease, heart disease and various cancers all too often, however the number one cause of death is behavior. In this book, which I was honored to write the introduction, the ultimate experts (veterinary behaviorists) explain common and not so common cat behaviors, how to prevent them and how to change them. And actually, the book does decode cats, and explain why cats do what they do.

In our continuing video series Dr. Elizabeth Bales and myself will talk Decoding Your Cat with lead editor Dr. Meghan Herron on April 28, 7 p.m. CT/8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT about the book, and answering your cat behavior question. Click HERE to partake in the live video event (it’s free, too!) I was honored to write the book’s introduction.

Dr. Herron is the Senior Director of Behavioral Medicine, Education and Outreach at Gigi’s – A Shelter Organization dedicated to improving the lives of shelter dogs. Previously, for over a decade as an Associate Professor in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences as head of the Behavioral Medicine Service at The Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center. She graduated from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine and became board-certified as diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Behavior after completing a residency at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. As a published author and seasoned international speaker, she has given lectures and seminars on animal behavior around the United States, Canada, Europe and Australia and is about to talk with all of us. Sign up here.