18 yo Haley is licking bare Concrete

she and two other cats who hangoout in the yard have been seen licking concrete in various places in the yard as well,and on top of a concrete block wall, why are they doing this?...and will it make them sick?...the other two cats are about a year old each..

Asked by Haley on Feb 12th 2013 in Other Health & Wellness
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Izadore (Izzie)

In your previous question, you asked if it was OK to let Haley outside. It sounds like even though the posters answered your question by saying "no way!", you did anyway. Since, in people years, Haley is over 120 years old, we hope you're supervising her VERY carefully while she's out there, especially since she's blind. Any time a cat eats something that's not food, there are issues. There's a disease called "pica" that causes animals (and people) to eat things like dirt, paper, etc. But, that's rare. Chances are there's something on or in the concrete that's appealing to the cats. But that doesn't mean it won't hurt them. If it were me, I wouldn't allow it. Chase them away and make sure they have plenty of water to drink out there.

Izadore (Izzie) answered on 2/14/13. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer