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Why Is My Cat Eating That?

Understanding odd food behavior and how to conquer strange cat cravings.

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Be patient. "Everyone wants a step one, two, three to treat behavior," says Moon-Fanelli. But, she says, behavior is quite complex and "there’s no one-size-fits-all treatment. Every cat is an individual, and every environment is somewhat different."

Cats nibbling on teddy bears or chewing on string can look pretty cute, but the result can be anything but. Don’t wait for a life threatening intestinal blockage or an underlying medical problem to come to the fore before talking to your vet about your cat’s unusual cravings.

Reviewed on April 21, 2012
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