Cat chewing on things

by R.A.

We've had our Siamese, Gypsy Queen, since she was 12 wks old. Ever since she became a year old, (2months ago) she has begun chewing on clothing, socks, sweat pants, etc. Whatever I may have been careless enough to leave laying around! She actually ends up putting a "huge" hole in her chosen isms. Some items have rec'd several holes in them! LOL

I read how some cats do this, . . . "sucking" the material until soggy & soft, then biting it right off. Is this something she "may" outgrow? Does anyone have any comments? Or, do I just need to become organized & make sure everything is put away out of her reach?

Other than that, Gypsy is such a Lovable, Talkative, Sweetheart and I couldn't have asked for a better cat! I'm disabled now, a retired senior at home all the time. Gypsy has become extremely attached to me, we "talk" to each other thru out the day! : ) (and she's Gorgeous!)

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Apr 17, 2012
Cats love to chew.
by: angelina diantonio

I would get safe toys for the cat to play and chew on.Maybe the cat is teething.

Apr 16, 2012
provide alternatives
by: my2wins

Substituting with other options might help your clothes get left alone. :}

You might go down to the pet store and buy cat toys (or small dog toys) for your cat to play with. There are lots of new ones these days that you can insert treats into, and it gives the cats something to do all day. Look for the "Kong" brand where you put tasty meat paste into it and the cat gets to knaw all day.

Another thought: if you have a trader joe's nearby, there are dried chicken breast doggie treats. My cats love them. They each get one a day and chew on them all day long. It takes them about a day and a half to chew it down to nothing. These are also available at the pet store in the doggie treat aisle. Just make sure they are 100% meat, no additives. Cats can't digest the vegetables or other combos. You want just dried chicken with no other ingredient.

My kittens are 6 months old and they occasionally chew socks and nibble on anything they can get to. They love paper even more. Our kids have to watch out or the cat really will eat their homework!

Giving them a variety of other things to chew seems to help, just like you would with a dog. Hope this helps.

Apr 16, 2012
by: Beatrice

Hi there,

My Chocolate Burmese a few years ago used to chew and swallow all our shoe laces, and balls of wool, he never showed any ill effects from this habit.

Beatrice from Wicklow in Ireland.

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