Ask Dr. Richards

February 2005 Issue

Ask Dr. Richards: 02/05

Sometimes my cat eats toilet paper! Iím worried that this will hurt her. Is toilet paper poisonous? How can I get her to stop eating it?

Iím unaware of any substances in toilet paper (like perfumes or dyes) that would be particularly poisonous to cats. However, should your cat eat enough of the stuff, Iím concerned that a wad of it could collect somewhere in her stomach or intestines and cause an obstruction. Nevertheless, Iíve notÖ

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