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Brief Talk About Causes and Treatment About Cats’ Abnormal Eating Habits

Some animals develop unusual eating habits, consuming objects such as rocks, wood, plastic, strings, rubber bands, and other non-food items. This problem, called pica, is defined as the persistent chewing and consumption of non-nutritional substances that provide no physical benefit to the animal. While many cats chew on a variety of objects, only a subset actually consumes the objects. This behavior can be a symptom of an underlying medical problem, such as nutritional deficiencies, or behavioral problem, such as anxiety, boredom, or true compulsive behavior. Pica can lead to medical problems including poisoning, dental problems, and gastrointestinal obstructions. Causes Boredom/Lack of enrichment When not provided with adequate exercise, mental stimulation, interactive toys, and/or social interaction, cats seek out their own activities and toys. Anxiety...