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ANIMAL SHELTERING

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Behavior Department

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Emotional stress in cats has emerged as the key cause of upper respiratory infection. Researcher Nadine Gourkow points out that you can increase a cat’s resistance to pathogens by making him happy. She’s developed a scale to assess a cat’s emotional state, and found that mental stimulation and gentling techniques not only improve emotional well-being—they reduce the incidence of URI.

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