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Is she eating her food normally but she is also eating toilet paper?
Had she been passing or vomiting hairballs in the past?
When was the last time you saw her pass a stool? Was it normal in appearance?
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Cats will often chew on and eat non-food items when they have a GI disturbance. If her last stool was hard and dry and you have not seen one for a few days now, it may be that she is starting to become constipated. The human product Miralax® powder is very effective and safe. Use 1/4 to 1/2 tsp mixed in with canned food twice a day. It is an agent that draws water into the stool to help keep it soft and easier to pass.
I would also try to encourage increased water intake by adding warm water or broth to her food to make it as soupy as she will allow. If she is not more regular in another day or two and passing softer stools, I would definitely have her evaluated by your vet to make sure there is nothing else going on.
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