Does anyone know why a recently desexed 5 yr old female cat eats everything in sight? Including tea towels? Plz help!
on Nov 3rd 2011
in Other Behavior & Training
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I seriously doubt if the spaying had anything to do with her current habit. However, if this is a new behavior, I'd advise to call your vet. My daughter's cat ingested a "foamy" puzzle piece which lodged in her intestine and required a few thousand dollars of surgery to save her life. As for the tea towels, it is possible that there is the odor of food on them and that could be the reason why. She may also be bored. If the gnawing on non-food objects seems to you that it's truly out of control, there is a condition that affects both humans and animals called "pica" which involved ingesting non-food objects, including paper, cloth, dirt, rocks, etc. There is medication for it. Contrary to popular beliefs, desexing an animal does not cause an uncontrollable appetite and/or weight gain. I would consult with your vet to see if the two of you can determine why she's suddenly begun exhibiting this behavior.
Izadore (Izzie) answered on 11/3/11. Helpful? / 0