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cat nibbling fireplace charcoal???

Sweetgrass
November 17th, 2006, 06:04 PM
Hello...my oldest Abby...is currently on antibiotics for pancreatic inflamation and has started chewing little bits of charcoal from in front of the fireplace....

I am wondering if there is something in it she needs and what I can offer her instead of fireplace leftovers.....this is a cat who does not odd things normally so I pay attention when she eats anything out of the ordinary..

She is getting 2 cc's of novamoxicin bid, and is doing great otherwise now...:rolleyes:

thanks, Kimmee:

Maya
November 17th, 2006, 07:19 PM
That's interesting, sounds like it might be pica. I'd investigate some charcoal alternatives, I wish I could suggest something. I know they give charcoal to people for poisoning/overdose to induce vomiting.

[edit] There's an interesting article here:http://www.healthatoz.com/healthatoz/Atoz/common/standard/transform.jsp?requestURI=/healthatoz/Atoz/ency/charcoal_activated.jsp
I wonder if it's something in the charcoal she wants or just what it does?