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PostPosted: Sat Oct 05, 2013 7:41 pm 
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http://www.catvets.com/public/PDFs/Posi ... ement-.pdf
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It is well known that if an appropriate environment is not provided for indoor
cats, they are at greater risk of stress-induced illnesses and conditions such as:
✜ Feline lower urinary tract disease.
✜ Obesity.
✜ Different forms of aggression.
✜ Overgrooming and other compulsive
disorders.
✜ Upper respiratory infection.


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http://jfm.sagepub.com/content/15/3/219.full.pdf+html
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Addressing environmental needs –
How does it help?
✜ Fewer unwanted behaviors and less illness
✜ Improved recognition of disease
✜ Expansion of services and increased value
of feline care at the veterinary practice
✜ Easier handling of cats at home and
in the practice
✜ Strengthened bond between owner
and cat
✜ Reduced stress in multi-cat households
✜ Happier cats!


Some good info here. :)

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 06, 2013 11:23 am 
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Thanks, Elaine! You are always such a fountain of good information! :wink:


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 06, 2013 3:10 pm 
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Great reading. My cat has all those things -- cat trees, lots of people furniture to climb, a large home he can run through. Toys he can amuse himself with, a huge 12'x12' enclosure on the deck -- it's actually larger than the room I'm in right now, which has lots of steps, two cat trees. He prefers to lay on top of the 3-room at house out there. He is still bored unless someone is playing with him at all times. You can't wear him out. Peace comes when he decides to take a nap -- and there are days he does not nap at all during the day. Normally, he sleeps through the night with one wake-up call. Last night he was up every two hours. It feels like I have a two-year old child that will NEVER grow up! But I love him to death!


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