Help! My Kitty has PICA! We have a total of 3 cats, all rescued, all under 2 yrs. old. Bob, a long-haired Siamese mix has a disorder called PICA, where he eats any kind of soft fabric or srting in sight. He's already had to have one gastrotomy to remove a blockage that the vet was not able to remove with an endoscope. My fiance and I are extremely careful now, and try not to leave anything around that Bob may find appitizing, but there's always an occassional guest who leaves their sweatshirt on the sofa for a minute, or the cleaning people forget to tie the blinds back up. It is so hard! I love Bob so much, and I constantly worry he will get another blockage. The vets don't seem to have any good longterm solution (he's been to several already) He is a playful cat, but most cat toys are a hazzard, as he just trys to eat them. While I'm sleeping he tries to eat the hair ties out of my ponytails, and even tries to eat my hair! Recently he ate a chunk off the t-shirt I was wearing to sleep in, and a piece of our sheets. I'm afraid our only option is to leave him in the bathroom when we aren't watching him, but he's such a loving little guy, and he craves attention like no other cat I've ever seen! Also, I'd hate to separate him from our other cats. Please help if you have any advice! Thanks!!!!!
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11/9/05 at 1:52am