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I just want to know about cats & pica or pita.

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I just want to know about cats & pica or pita.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Barbara replied 2 years ago.
Hi,Welcome to JustAnswer. I'm a licensed veterinarian and I'll be happy to help out today.Pica means that an animal or human are drawn two and eating non food items. For cats it is often dirt, ashes, even litter. For people it is often ice cubes. The most common cause of pica is anemia, and the animal is driven to ingest things that might supply iron and other minerals that are lacking.