What is Feline Pica

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FELINE PICA

Feline pica is when a cat starts to eat non food substances such as wool, wires,

blankets etc. This odd behaviour can start out of many issues such as medical, or stress factors and can quickly become a habit resulting in OCD.

It is not as un-common as cat guardians would like and requires a professional person such as a vet (for medical observations) or a cat psychologist to study your cats behaviour and its immediate territory, especially who your cat shares it’s space with, to determine exactly why this problem has occurred and what can be done to curtail this unwanted and extremely unhealthy behaviour.

It is interesting to note that some animal behaviourists, who have studied a milder form of Pica (wool sucking) may have found a genetical connection after certain breeds followed this particular pattern.

Wool sucking is not harmful to a cat although can be frustrating for a cat guardian. However, Pica in its true sense of the word can be dangerous to the cat in the long run.

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CAT BEHAVIOURIST CONSULTATION TO DISCUSS FELINE PICA

If you have found yourself on this page and are a cat guardian, with a cat you you suspect has feline pica,  it’s more than likely that you will be seeking a cat behaviourist to visit your home as part of a cat behaviour consultation.

Why book a cat behaviour consultation with Anita Kelsey:

  • Anita Kelsey has been studying cats for years and is fully accredited
  • Currently in her second year at university reading for a BA in Cat Psychology
  • Vet recommended and referred
  • Full member of the Canine and Feline Behaviour Association
  • Friendly and approachable
  • Impeccable client references
  • Support always given.
  • Easy to talk to and contact
  • Based in Notting Hill, London but will travel anywhere in the UK
  • International clients welcome
  • Full public liability insurance
  • Emails answered within 24 hours and cat behaviour consultations always treated as an emergency and appointments given straight away
  • Day, evening or week-end appointments available
  • Anita is a natural animal communicator
  • Specialised cat groomer. Behaviour consultations connected to grooming available
  • Anita’s living and breathing passion is cats and she understands their behaviours and patterns more than anyone. She is experienced in dealing with feline pica

 

If you think your cat has feline pica then please email Anita Kelsey, Certified Cat Behaviourist, on info@catbehaviourist.com

All enquiries dealt with within 24 hours. Urgent referrals arranged.

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