Why Does My Cat... Like to Chew Plastic?

How Can I Get My Cat to Stop Munching on Plastic?

If your vet has ruled out medical causes, and determined that anxiety is the root cause of the pica, Dr. Pike suggests enriching your kitty's home life by increasing playtime and adding more visual stimulation with things like cat puzzles and perches.

If the culprit behind the behavior is a social conflict between housemates, talk to your vet about seeing a veterinary behaviorist, who may recommend ways to reduce inter-cat aggression. Pheromones or medications might also help calm an anxious chewer.


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