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I Need Your Help . . . Cat Eats Every Fabric Scrap Found!

Now it's one thing if your feline fixates on one particular item you can keep out of reach (for a pal, it's their sponge), but what do you do if a pet seems to want to eat every cut of cloth he gets his claws into?!
Community Member Flack explains:

Our little guy, Malachi, is eating everything and has been doing so for over a year. We can't have curtains, we hide our cushions and dish towels, we keep our towels out of the bathroom and make sure to keep our bedroom and all closets closed. But still, he manages to find the one thing we've forgotten (a sock, a cardigan on the back of a chair, a fleece blanket peeking out of the linen closet). He was a special rescue, and we love him to bits, but we can't spend the next 15 years hiding every scrap of fabric — please tell me you have some sort of idea how to fix this!

She turned up a few mentions of Pica — referring to animals craving and eating non-food items — through research, but can't very well douse her entire home with bitter apple spray and really needs tips on how to get her precious pal to turn his nose up at non-edible, non-treats. Offer your suggestions in the comments below and remember if you have questions to be answered, either send me a private message or simply post to the Pet Peeves group — we're all here to help!

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