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My cat Willie on occasionally gets into a neurotic tizzy and starts licking the counter tops and floors. He seems agitated when he does this… Any ideas as to WHY this behaviour occurs? It’s rare, but it does occur.

A

Thank you for this great question. Licking odd objects or surfaces can be a sign of gastrointestinal disease and discomfort, and sometimes anxiety or other behavioural concerns. It would be best to have Willie seen by his veterinarian who can help rule out a medical condition that can be addressed.

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