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Old 04-29-2019, 11:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Eating urine soaked litter

So I've have my little girl for about 2 1/2 years got her at two months. She has had the same litter type the whole time I've had her. She has also been feed the same food by me for the same amount of time. But, in about the last 6mo or so I have noticed litter in her poop, then today I realized that she is licking up the litter she has peed on. The only things that have changed was she was on some meds for mites and fish oil for dry skin. The litter is just the plain no sent none clumping clay cat litter so I'm not to worried about her getting sick from the litter, but I am worried about her grinding her teeth down if she chews it.

I guess I'm just trying to figure out why she would do that, with no major changes what could she be missing in her diet that she feels the need to do that?
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Old 05-03-2019, 12:29 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Can she access water easily? Do you use a water dish or bottle?

If she’s started eating the litter I’d stop using it. I also used yesterday news litter for 2 years with my boy and he was on it at the store before that too. Recently I got a pet cam and I saw one time him try to anoint with a piece of litter and it got dislodged in his mouth between his teeth!l for a good 20mins!! It was the scariest thing to watch on the pet cam and I wouldn’t have even known it happened as I saw it a few days after it had already happened.

I took it out and now just use fleece and carefresh but I’m going to try other beddings now for other issues.

The only thing why I can think he’d do that was because he liked something in his poop/pee. At that time I started feeding more insects so maybe it made his poop/pee more fragranced lol?! I know if an animal eats their poop it can be a sign of mineral/vitamin deficiencies but not sure about urine.

Monitor her drinking habits. If she drinks the same as usual from the bowl/bottle, is her urine the same colour/ smell etc. If you are using a bottle I’d change to a dish. It’s much easier for them.

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