Benjamin and Lynette Hart will give a free public talk about their new book, “Your Ideal Cat: Insights into Breed and Gender Differences in Cat Behavior,” from noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, in the MU Store Lounge inside the UC Davis Memorial Union.
Based on a lifetime of research and interviews with 80 veterinary experts, “Your Ideal Cat” helps prospective owners select a cat based on data-based behavioral profiles of a wide range of breeds. The book also includes a history of each breed’s development and 12 specific behavioral traits from sociability to litter box use.
Benjamin Hart is a distinguished professor emeritus at the UCD School of Veterinary Medicine. He has penned more than 200 articles, many of them on resolving behavior problems in cats.
Lynette Hart studied animal communication during her doctoral education at Rutgers University and later served as founding director of the Center for Animals in Society at the University of California. She has authored about 100 articles and played a role in establishing the country’s first pet-loss support hotline.