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post #1 of 6
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Spartakiss has PICA pretty bad. He tries to eat everything. Plastic bags, paper, ribbons, string, everything. He even chews on the couch. Is there anything I can do to stop this, or is it something I'll just have to learn to deal with?? I'm just so worried that one day he's going to get into something really dangerous. I try to keep everything off the floor, and I have cupboard locks, but he still can eat the couch and I might always forget something.
post #2 of 6
Has your cat been to the vet to have it checked out? Pica can be a sign of an underlying disease such as anemia.
Behavioral therapy and medications might be an option.
post #3 of 6
I'm sorry - how old is your kitty? If he's between 3 and 6 months old, it's most likely teething, and he should be given appropriate things to chew on. We scattered a box of bendy straws around the house and that worked brilliantly whenever one of our cats was teething.

If he's not in that age range, he really needs to see a vet. Our cat was obsessed with eating litter, and we were told not to worry about. Thankfully we decided to get him to the vet, because his blood work indicated SEVERE anemia, and had we waited much longer, it would have been too late to do anything about it. Turns out he has an autoimmune disease, and it took two years of fighting to save his life.

post #4 of 6
Thread Starter 
He's about 2 years old. I'll have to make a vet appointment for the end of the month then. So this could be something fixable then?? I know that he has alot of problems with his eyes and nose running and being goopy, so maybe this has something to do with that?
post #5 of 6
With our kitty that would have been an un-related problem.

Your kitty should have blood work done, just to make sure there isn't some kind of imbalance in the diet or a disease that is contributing to this behavior.

post #6 of 6
Thread Starter 
Thank you for the replies. He needs to go in soon anyways for his eye problems.
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