October 2015 Issue

Maybe Home Environment Isn't To Blame

Research on pica in cats has found that the behavior does not appear to be the result of a suboptimal environment, early weaning or increased appetite. A report on the “Characterization of pica and chewing behaviors in privately owned cats: a case-control study,” published in the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery and based on research at the University of Montreal Veterinary Teaching Hospital, sought answers about pica via owner questionnaires.

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