One of my cats has a fetish with the fireplace (not lit of course) and loves to dig in the bottom under the grate. It's a gas fireplace, so the stuff that is under there isn't wood ash, but more like soot. One thing is it makes a mess (all over his paws), but secondly I realized that he is eating the black stuff occasionally. I recall reading a long time ago that cats will do this if they are lacking something in their diet? He's otherwise healthy - just wondering if anyone else has experienced this and if it's a health thing or more of a behavioral issue. Appreciate any advice. Thanks.
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3/19/08 at 12:33pm