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VetStreet.com: 10 Strange Cat Behaviors Explained

Chews Plastic and Other Weird Things

Plastic, dirt, carpeting, wiring, milk jug rings, wool blankets — if your cat eats this kind of item, she might have a condition known as pica. Cats can develop pica for medical reasons such as gastrointestinal disorders, or it can stem from anxiety. Much like humans bite their nails or twirl their hair when nervous, cats chew on non-food items as a way to cope with their anxiety. Now, this is a weird kitty behavior that you do have to worry about. These objects can wreak havoc on your feline’s gums and GI tract. And if she’s anxious, she will also need help with that. If you have a kitty who persistently eats non-food items, you should take her to your veterinarian.

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