cat chews emery boards
My 13-year-old spayed cat loves to chew on emery boards. She also loves crunchy cat food and cat treats. She's healthy, and isn't overweight or too thin. Is chewing emery boards normal, or is she just a little weird? She's chewed them since she was a kitten
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I understand your concern toward your cat chewing on an emery board and I will be happy to help. While you are waiting for an expert answer, I did manage to find two links that will provide you with some great information. I hope my links are useful.
by Joseph Perez
Thanks for responding so quickly. i love to watch her chewing the emery boards, but sometimes it annoys me when she chews every board I have! Pets-ya gotta love 'em, or they'll drive you crazy ! lol
From all the research I've been doing, it seems a lot of cats like chewing on emery boards. As long as they're not breaking off chunks of the board and swallowing it, there doesn't appear to be any hazards listed. Cats like rough surfaces and emery boards are just smaller versions of some of the scratching pads available. Chewing is not always destructive. Animals often times chew to relax themselves, when they're bored or because they just enjoy chewing. If she is chewing everyone available, use management. Only leave one out at any given time, keep the rest in a drawer. I always suggest asking your veterinarian for their opinion too. I hope this helps.
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