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Old March 27th, 2007, 09:07 PM
JessieD JessieD is offline
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Hello - this is my first entree into the world of Pet Forum. I would really appreciate hearing from any of y'all who might be able to share info about a particular issue one of my cats is having - She is a spayed female - about 10 years old - and for a number of months she seems to be having a craving for salt - including crackers with salt on them, salted roasted peanuts, anything she can get her mouth on that has salt on it.

Any idea what this salt craving means?

Thanks for your help or for sharing your personal experience about this.


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Old March 27th, 2007, 10:01 PM
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welcome to the forum.
i dont know but she is probably lacking something in her diet. i would talk to your vet.
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Old March 28th, 2007, 02:24 PM
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Hi JessieD, and welcome to the site! I hope you'll enjoy the forum, would love see a pic of your kitty.

I dont know what the salt craving might mean, could be a dietary deficiency.
If she seems well and healthy in all other areas... could be just a habit she's picked up.
Checking with your vet would be the best idea, to put your mind at ease.
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Old March 31st, 2007, 01:00 PM
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Ask your vet. and stop giving your cat salted crackers and peanuts since salt raises blood pressure in humans, it probably would do the same in cats. High blood pressure means danger of heart disease and male cats are more prone to it. Even though your cat is a female I would not give it anything that is very salty. I am not a vet. but it is better to ask before you make your cat sick. Hope this helps.
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