Why does my cat eat his nails after I trim them?
(New York, NY)
Every time I trim my cats nails, he eagerly and almost desperately eats every single one of them. I'm just curious why he would do this? Is there some nutritional value?
To be honest with you I don't know why cats do this. You may be right they may get some sort of nutrition from them, calcium maybe?
All I know is that every time I take my cats to the vets, if there is a stray nail laying on the floor from a previous nail clipping they pounce on it and try to each it, while the vet is desperately trying to pick up others.
I think if you ca stop your cat eating them, then it may be a good idea. just in case he picks something up from any bacteria on the nail.
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