As you can imagine, we hear a lot of pet-related questions from our customers – and we love to share what we’ve learned to help keep pets happy!
One question we hear a lot this time of year is well-stated by “Craig”, who wrote in to Ask Chuck:
Why would a male cat lick the fur off his belly and the insides of his hind legs? Can I paint on that stuff they use to keep kids from sucking their thumbs to make him stop?
What we’ve found is that sometimes a cat will lick the fur off his belly and hind legs if he has an allergy and would suggest you contact your vet regarding this issue.
While we aren’t familiar with the ingredient listing for the product that helps kids stop sucking their thumb, we do sell products like Naturvet’s Bitter Yuck no chew spray. It is water based and when your cat licks it, the product would leave a bad flavor in their mouth.
Have you experienced this problem with your cats? How have you dealt with this issue?
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