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Ingestion of Feces and Foreign Objects in Cats

Treatment

 

Treatment will depend on whether the underlying cause is medical or behavioral in nature. For instance, if it is behavioral in nature, your veterinarian may recommend changing your cat's environment, or using forms of behavior modification, such as a muzzle. Limiting access to any non-food items in the home may also be necessary if it proves to be too difficult to prevent your cat from eating inappropriate items.

 

Living and Management

 

Follow up is recommended during the first few months following initial treatment of the animal.

 

Prevention

 

Prevention of this type of behavior will require limiting your cat's access to non-food items, or applying a bitter or pungent taste to such items to discourage regular consumption or chewing. Keeping your cat's living areas clean, and disposing of waste promptly, will also bar access to feces.

 

In addition, dietary needs must be organized so that you can be sure that your cat is being supplied with all of its vitamin and nutritional needs, and that it is being eating the required amount of food.

 

 

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