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Stress could affect cat food consumption

Thursday, 24th February 2011

upon a kitty's health and happiness.

That is according to an article on Hudson Valley Press Online, which claims stress is a problem suffered by animals as well as humans.

Dr Paul McCutcheon, a veterinarian with more than 45 years experience, told the news provider that stress can be the underlying cause of many health problems experienced in cats.

He is quoted as saying: "The best way to support your pet's present and future wellness is through stress prevention. Tune into the kinds of stress that affect your pet and stress-proof the ways you look after their daily needs.

"For instance, boredom and loneliness are probably the most damaging stress factors in a pet's life."

Dr McCutcheon added that it is important to distinguish between the different kinds of stress that a cat may be experiencing.

He recommends that owners avoid processed cat food as these pose a "danger" for pets.

Cat food consumption could be affected by stress and a cat's diet can directly impact