Plastic-loving pussycats

By Connie Orcutt • Published: May 1st, 2015
Category: Animal Airwaves

Sometimes our cats do things that seem out of character for majestic carnivores. For example, does your fabulous feline ever get the munchies for plastic?

Sometimes this odd behavior has a medical cause, like dental disease or digestive problems. So the first order of business is scheduling a veterinary checkup.

Other cats chew on plastic as a coping mechanism to calm nerves frayed from conflict, separation or even storms. And some frustrated felines have a penchant for plastic just because they’re bored.

Finally, there are those kooky cats that just like the feel of plastic on teeth. But beware: eating plastic can injure your cat’s mouth or cause intestinal obstruction.

So no matter the reason, pilfer the plastic and work on feline-friendly ways to soothe your savage little beast.