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Is Your Cat a Thief?

Texture may also play a role in which objects your cat steals for self-soothing. She may be particularly attracted by a certain feel the object has when she touches it with her paws or when it’s in her mouth.

Feline Predatory Behavior

A cat may steal objects and carry them around almost as if she’s carrying prey. She may growl while walking through the house. The cat could even guard objects. If your cat displays aggression toward a family member of another companion animal because of her obsession with objects, talk to your veterinarian about a referral to a veterinary behaviorist.

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For more information on cat behavior and training, refer to the articles on our website and the best-selling books by Pam Johnson-Bennett. If you have a question about your cat’s behavior or health, contact your veterinarian. This article is not intended as a medical diagnosis nor is it a replacement for your cat’s regular veterinary care. This article is for general information purposes only.