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Bitter spray could stop cat from chewing wires, vet says

Monday, 11th June 2012

In order to stop a cat from chewing wires, a bitter spray could be used, a vet has said.

Pete Wedderburn, writing for the Daily Telegraph, said that a bitter-tasting spray could be applied to strings and wires within the animal's reach.

Cats who do have the tendency to chew and eat any string-like objects may end up needing pet meds, as they can get caught in the animal’s intestines causing serious complications.

Dr Wedderburn was contacted by a reader whose cat chews on anything that looks like string. They were concerned that the cat will end up needing vet treatment.

The vet wrote: "It'd make sense to use a cable tidying kit to bundle groups of loose wires inside a larger plastic tube so that they are safely concealed.

"You can buy a pet-safe bitter-tasting spray to apply to other strings and wires within his reach."

Cats often prefer playing with objects that look like play, and tend to play with toys more when they are hungry.