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Feature October 2014 Issue

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

At what point should an owner seek expert help for a catís repetitious behavior? Here are the signs that you should take seriously.

Any cat is apt to display alarming behavior now and then ó gnawing at her fur with a vengeance, for example, or racing madly from room to room with no apparent objective. Such fleeting episodes are normal and should be of no concern to her owner. But if the behavior is observed several times a day or, more alarmingly, several times an hour, it is possible that the cat is manifesting an obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).

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