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By Diane Jessup
For The Sentinel 

Companion Animal Symptoms of Common Cat Issues


Cats have their fans, just like dogs, but all in all, whether you are a cat fan or not, you must admit that cats are more enigmatic and harder to "read" than dogs. This is due in part to the fact that both humans and wolves share a history of non-verbal communication within the group when hunting. Domestic cats are solitary animals unless forced into proximity in a home or "sanctuary" situation. Bring home a new puppy, and your other dog will romp and play. Bring home a new kitten, and chances are your cat won't come out from under the couch for a week. The cat's normal behavioral lack of social interaction has created an animal that appears to us to be aloof and in turn is difficult to d...

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