How to stop a cat from chewing electric cords
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Q: Is there anything I can do to prevent my cat from chewing on my electric cords?
A: Unfortunately, this is not an uncommon problem. This condition is called pica, which means eating non-food items, and cords are the most common things we see cats interested in. See this article for more information on pica.
There are a few things you can try:
- Bitter apple spray -- this can be purchased at most pet stores
- Tabasco sauce
While many owners have good results with these, the best thing is cord protectors. There are many different types, and here is an example. And here is another.
-- Answer from Candy R., a veterinary technician on JustAnswer.
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