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Cat Urination Problems Likely To Be Triggered By Psychological Issues — 2 Comments

  1. Even tho Samirah does have some issues with anxiety she is always very good using the litter boxes and has never urinated outside them. She has two litter boxes, one in the living room and the other in the bathroom. I scoop them out 2 or 3 times a day.

  2. With reference to your comment:

    “When a cat feels anxiety for a long time, which is eminently possible in many homes, it can lead to elevated levels of stress hormones and a deterioration in health. Let’s think of our cats mental health.”

    Prolonged stress almost always leads to deterioration in health, and if not reduced, can cause serious disease in cats and other animals, much like what is evident in humans.

    When I first read the long list of “cat stressers” I learned some things I hadn’t thought of. This is a good reference for anyone who has cats that are exhibiting undesirable behaviors.

    Stress can cause illness and disease. We also need to be aware of potentially toxic ingredients in what we feed our cats is also linked to a decline in health. Symptoms may not be noticed until it’s too late to reverse the damage.

    So another good reference to keep on hand is the “pet food ingredient analysis” by Dr. Lisa Newman, which can be found by a search. I’ve printed out all 47 pages, so while I was trying various cat foods, I could look at the ingredient label online, and then refer to the analysis, before buying it.

    Since I’ve switched my cat Mitzy to a raw diet that I purchase from a local manufacturer, her constipation issues have been resolved. I noticed this from the first day of feeding her the turkey/sardine mixture. It seems very unappetizing to me, but it’s the first time I’ve seen her eat everything on her plate. She also likes the chicken/sardine mix.

    I’ve read that sardines don’t have the toxic load of the larger fish, so that must be why they use them.

    Feeding raw is nearly half the price of feeding the canned crap, so it’s a win on both angles. Saving money and increasing health is very desirable.

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