Aa
A
A
Close
1296191 tn?1280703473
My cat really likes eating hair...
One of my cats is addicted to chewing and eating human hair. He leaves mine alone since I've dyed it, but he eats one of my family member's hair - while it's still attached to her - all the time and it's driving her nuts! Is it something to worry about or is he just a bizarre cat? Also, what can we do to discourage him from doing it?
Cancel
4 Answers
Page 1 of 1
5347058 tn?1381192026
Hi! I also have a kitty that likes to chew on, and lick my hair. I wake up some nights with her laying on my pillow doing it! I don't know if she is 'grooming' me or what. It is kind of strange, and I don't have the answer to why, but know your kitty is not alone!
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
874521 tn?1424120397
yes I too have had cats that like to 'lick' my hair.....grooming like ariley states is likely.
I will add that do NOT allow your kitty to eat any hair....hair doesn't dissolve in their tummies, it sits there and accumulates into a large hair mass and will block the intestines while trying to pass...its a very dangerous situation, you will have to find a way to stop kitty from doing this...gently move him away from the person he's 'grooming' and tell him NO. use a squirt bottle with water to deter if needed...never punish but you must discourage this behavior.  
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
1296191 tn?1280703473
Sorry for the late reply... but thanks for the advice! The cat seems to be doing it a bit less, though he can't/won't give it up completely.
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
134578 tn?1463413330
Change your shampoo.  My cat loves my coconut conditioner, but is not fond of the flavor of my hair when I use the one that smells like chamomile.
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Your Answer
Avatar universal
Answer
Know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Submit Answer
A
A
Recent Activity
6990909 tn?1435279416
Blank
jugglin commented on Friends
1 hr ago
973741 tn?1342346373
Blank
specialmom commented on photo
1 hr ago
317787 tn?1472134636
Blank
Dee1956 commented on photo
1 hr ago
Top Cats Answerers
874521 tn?1424120397
Blank
Canada..., SK
587315 tn?1333556383
Blank
242912 tn?1402547092
Blank
CA
7052683 tn?1392942395
Blank
highland beach, FL
134578 tn?1463413330
Blank
506791 tn?1439846583
Blank
Saint Mary's County, MD
Cats Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543 tn?1463449675
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
01/15 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGD, FICCMOBlank
Top Cats Answerers
874521 tn?1424120397
Blank
Canada..., SK
587315 tn?1333556383
Blank
242912 tn?1402547092
Blank
CA
7052683 tn?1392942395
Blank
highland beach, FL
134578 tn?1463413330
Blank
506791 tn?1439846583
Blank
Saint Mary's County, MD