Missy has been licking drywall/sheetrock

lisa hammondlisa hammond SeattleMember Posts: 2
edited 2 December, 2010 in Behavior & Training
We were gon for 1 week and now we're back, noticed that she has been spending alot more time in the basement.its cold and she does that during winter and summer. but we caught her nibbling an exposed courner of sheet rock! When we took her upstairs she bolted right back down to start! We've taped up the exposed area, but this is really weird!? She will pull things w/her teeth to show displeasure when we've been gone, but it has been fabric like sheets and sisal rugs. Never a wall! Please advise!

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  • Beastie_and_the_BoysBeastie_and_the_Boys Marquette, MI / ChicagoMember Posts: 17,806 ✭✭✭
    edited 2 December, 2010
    I'd say a trip to the vet is in order. Compulsively licking cement or plaster can be a symptom of anything from a mineral deficiency to diabetes, hyperthyroidism and renal failure. It's possible that it's just a habit, but it's better to rule out a medical problem, especially at 15 years old. Sending purrs, Missy! Keep us posted! |:|
  • Lisa ProvostLisa Provost Member Posts: 4,486
    edited 2 December, 2010
    Not to mention that it's toxic! Yikes! Yes, vet visit right away. ::o
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