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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-10-2009, 06:45 PM Thread Starter
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Charcoal Filters

Hi, Our cat is fascinated by charcoal filters. If there is one in the litter box she will rip it out, she removes the top of the automatic water bowl, and will even go into cabinets if she smells a filter in there, even if they are new in plastic.

Has any body seen this? Is she missing some nutrients?

Any help would be appreciated.

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-10-2009, 09:25 PM
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Re: Charcoal Filters

Welcome! Our cats would rip the little charcoal filters out of the hoods on the litterboxes. I stopped using them and the problem was solved! As far as missing nutrition...the only experience I have in that area was when I noticed one of my cats licking the rusted bottom of an old country kitchen sink and she turned out to be anemic. (rust/iron and that is what she was seeking) The only thing I know about charcoal is it is used sometimes to neutralize or absorb poisons that have been ingested? I have no clue why an animal would seek charcoal out...if they weren't feeling well I imagine they'd not be attempting to eat anything. The only thing I can think of is maybe they are entranced with the smell?

Anyhow, sorry I wasn't much help...
heidi =^..^=

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-13-2009, 06:58 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Charcoal Filters

Thanks for the reply she is healthy and eats fine. So I think you may be right she just likes the smell.
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