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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...


Some Considerations For Dog Owners During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Dear Pet Parents,  Below you will find goodluckpetshome.com’s recommendations for looking after your pet during the COVID-19 pandemic. As dog lovers at heart, we want to make sure that you and your pup maintain as healthy a lifestyle as possible while observing current mandates for social distancing.    Maintain Effective Hygiene Rigorous and frequent hand washing will help limit the transmission of the virus, which primarily occurs via contact with a contaminated surface. Due to its porosity, pet fur is not considered to be an effective surface for holding or transmitting the virus. However, it’s best to play it safe and limit contact between your dog and other individuals—and remember to refrain from petting any pups you may see as well....