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Cat eats carpet

by Pam
(Colorado)

Cat eats carpet

Cat eats carpet

Why do cats eat carpet? I have a 6 month old kitten who digs and eats the carpet. She has destroyed about a foot of carpet so far and I'm not sure how to stop this behavior. She has several scratching posts and scratch blocks, but still she uses the carpet. Do you have any ideas on how to stop this carpet eating habit? Please HELP!

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Carpet Eating
by: Simon

I have found that a towel with vinegar on it works for keeping my cat from digging and eating the carpet and fibers.

may or may not work
by: Anonymous

My cat ate the carpet too. She had two spots in particular. I tried switching her food to what I had fed her about a year before (Iams orange) instead of the Iams weight control, in case she was missing something in her diet.

As a last resort, I also had some Absorbine liniment that I put in a spray bottle and sprayed her favorite two eating spots with. It's been 3 weeks and I haven't seen her eating the carpet yet.

Hopefully the problem has been solved with one or both methods. I hope this may help someone.

carpet cats
by: Prissylover

My Priss is 8 yrs. old and has been clawing the carpet and then eating the strings and fibers!! I got her some cat food for over 8yrs. old and she's still eating the carpet!

I don't find it in her poop!!! What in heck is up with this???? I can find NO answers! email me @ Pinkerbelle2002@yahoo.com! I'm worried! :(

spice it up!!
by: Anonymous

cats and dogs have very similar taste-buds to our own. i had a dog who would chew on the table legs for hours. one of our friends suggested we put Tabasco sauce on it. we tried that and she stopped chewing because it burned her mouth!! now, i wouldn't put Tabasco on your carpet, but you could sprinkle it with white pepper or chili powder, that way you can just vacuum it up. put something on it to make it taste really bad and your kitty should stop eating it.

I feel your pain!
by: Anonymous

I wish you could see the massive holes in my carpet. I have yet to find an answer to this, I even tried anti depressants for cats.

Carpet eater
by: Anonymous

I've never heard of this, so I don't have much to offer - except take him to a vet. Maybe his body is short on something and it drives him to eat carpet? If it can happen with people why not with cats? Good luck - I hope the vet can help you! I also wonder if some of that Feliway spray or some other type of repellent spray might do the trick.

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