Plastic-loving pussycats

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