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Stressful or Enrichment for the Cat?

    • 5 posts
    December 2, 2014 4:04 PM EST

    Tonight I'm speaking about treatment and management of the Feline Idiopathic Cystitis patient.  Appropriate treatment of FIC includes consideration to things beyond the urinary bladder!  I am showing a couple of videos (included here) and beg the question - do these represent "things" that are stressful for the cat or that provide enrichment?  What do you think?  Login and comment ...

    In this video, a boy is playing with a cat - dragging it around in a box.

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    In this video, a Golden Retriever is "boxing" with a Siamese cat.

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    December 2, 2014 10:16 PM EST

    During tonight's presentation, on the topic of MEMO, an attendee commented:


    I have something called a Cat Fence which is an attachment for the top of a chain link fence to keep the cats in. They are able to go outside without a lot of risk and it was pretty inexpensive. It does not eliminate the risk of hawks and owls but it takes people, cars and dogs more out of the picture. Makes the fenced area look a little like the fenced yard of a penetentiary but takes very little work to put up and they can go out (so must deal with critters killed and brought in!)