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    Default Rawhide chews....for cats?

    I DO plan on calling the vet about this, but I wanted see if anyone else had done this for their kitties.

    My 8 month old kitten absolutely loves anything stick-like. Q-Tips, pencils, my bamboo knitting needles (), etc. Every time I go to the pet store to pick up food, I go by the dog isles and take a look at the skinny rawhide chew sticks and wonder if they'd be safe for a cat to play with. I don't see him chewing-to-destruction like a dog would, but I do see him carrying it around, tossing it about, pawing it, etc.

    Are rawhide anythings safe for cats or would it cause issues?



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    Have you looked at the longer cat toys that are often catnip-filled, with an outer covering that is soft but abrasive at the same time, intended for chewing and cleaning teeth?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JB View Post
    Have you looked at the longer cat toys that are often catnip-filled, with an outer covering that is soft but abrasive at the same time, intended for chewing and cleaning teeth?
    Yes, and he has a few (I think they're made by Petstages -- have a thin mesh netting over a thin cloth tube that's made into a shape) that get put into the toy rotation, but he gets bored with them quick.

    I need to lure him away from trash can diving for Q-Tips with something similarly fascinating.



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