Have you ever noticed your cat licking everything in sight? If so, your cat could be suffering from a common but serious medical condition called pica. Pica is a disorder that results in an animal compulsively eating substances not typically regarded as food. This can include things like dirt, pillows, or even laundry detergent!
Although there are many different reasons for this behaviour, some veterinarians believe that the cause of pica in cats is a deficiency of fibre or fat. This blog post will discuss how to diagnose and treat pica so your feline friend can return to being their normal self!
Disclaimer: We are not vets or try to pretend to be if you think something is wrong, contact them. This is just advice we were told and found after the cat started licking the pillow.
Why is my cat obsessed with my pillow?
Your cat is nestled up against you on the pillow, which you’ve turned over to see. Is your cat’s favourite sleeping spot on your pillow? Have you ever wondered why your cat prefers to sleep on your cushion? Perhaps one of the most apparent reasons your cat sleeps on your pillow is because it provides warmth.
Another reason why cats love to sleep on your pillow is to show affection. Typically when we sleep, our head tends to be the most exposed part of our bodies. Cats nuzzle in next to our heads to show their love. It is the prime spot to knead the pillow, purr close to your ear and even get in a lick or two.
Why does my cat lick my bedding?
Cats clean themselves with their tongues frequently. Cats are meticulous. Licking that becomes obsessive or incorporates nonfood objects can be a symptom of an underlying problem, such as a cat licking a blanket or kneading it in her mouth.
How can you cure pica in cats?
- Remove targeted objects. The most straightforward approach to address this is to hide your cat’s favourite things, such as clothes, plants, or other items.
- Give your cat something new to chew on.
- Spend time with your cat.
- Make appealing items unappealing.
- Consult a specialist in animal