Peek does this weird chewing thing

by katalina Powell
(brooklyn ny)

My cat Peek does this thing where he starts to chew even if nothing is in his mouth, he does it about 3 times + a day so im not sure if this is normal... i'll try to attach a video or a link.

Answer by Kate
sometimes cats will do this if they have a problem with one of their teeth. It may be an idea to try and take a look or even better have his teeth checked at the vets.

My cats sort of smacks her lips together which can also look slightly like chewing but only for about three chews, when she wants food or is thirsty. i think she thinks that it is the signal to us to get her some food.

However if it is more of a chewing action then i would say having him checked by the vet is probably the best answer.

best wishes Kate

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peek's chewy thing
by: Anonymous

Comment by Kate
definitely looks like he is trying to clean his teeth, which may mean he has some dental problem where he can't get to all the lodged food in his mouth i.e a cavity etc. May be worth asking the vet to check it out, especially if it a recent behaviour.

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