Book Review: Cat Scene Investigator by Dusty Rainbolt


Five Paws rating!

There are so many online resources that can help you help your cat if they are having a relationship challenge with their litter box, so do we really need another thing to read?  Cats everywhere agree “YES WE DO!”  This book takes all of the best information available from research, veterinarians, behavior consultants and other cat experts around the world and consolidates it in an easy to access resource.  Oh, and it’s fun to read and has cute cat cartoons too!

Cat Scene Investigator spans all of the common and not-so-common reasons cats might leave their litter boxes behind. Cats can be driven to choose other bathroom locations if they disagree with the location, number or type of boxes you have, the type of litter you use, or the cleanliness of their facilities.  They might start urine marking around the house because a new neighborhood cat is pestering them through the window.  There are MANY reasons a cat might start urinating or defecating out of their box, and this book covers a vast array of possibilities.  Each chapter is easy to read and understand because this book keeps its information organized.  Bullet points keep you on track, text boxes called “Tails from the Trenches” describe real-world examples of each topic, and little paw prints indicate tried and true products to help you and your cat overcome any challenge.  Cute kitty cartoons and photos are entertaining and informative.  Additionally, each chapter indicates when another chapter has information that you should check out too.  This book is definitely going to save lives and relationships!  I received a free copy of this book but I would have gladly paid for this item and I will be recommending it to my clients.

About the Author

Jacqueline Munera is a Certified Cat Behavior Consultant and does cat and dog behavior and training consultations through her business Positive Cattitudes. She is especially interested in promoting positive attitudes about cats and is passionate about using operant conditioning techniques to improve the lives of cats everywhere. Jacqueline also presents nationally and internationally on a variety of cat and dog training and behavior topics. You can see some of her training videos, including Ankle Attack, the winner of the 2007 Karen Pryor Canis Film Festivals feline division and Cat Burger-lar, a finalist in the 2009 film festival, on her YouTube channel