Does Your Cat Clean Its Teeth on Metal?

Last Updated on July 8, 2021 by Jenny

Does Your Cat Clean Its Teeth on Metal?

A few years ago, I found that my Ragdoll cat Trigg would bite metal in my basement – but not a full bite – just near his back molars, as if he was trying to pop off the tartar.

I know a lot of you are already thinking, “PICA!”, however, I do not believe that’s the case here as his intention is very deliberate and the behavior doesn’t happen on a routine enough basis for it to be considered much of anything else.

I told the vet about it and she doubted he was trying to clean his teeth.

I asked the animal communicator, Holly Jacobs, that we communicate with on a regular basis, and she confirmed through Trigg that, in fact, that’s what he is trying to do.

I was thrilled the other day when I caught him in action trying to clean his teeth on metal.  This was outside on my patio furniture – which was a first.  He really shows how he does it at about 1 minute into the video.

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5 thoughts on “Does Your Cat Clean Its Teeth on Metal?

  1. Teresa Reid says:

    Yes, that’s exactly what he’s doing! Ha! Leave it to Chiggy to demonstrate to all the kitties just how to do that properly! Love him to pieces, and Charlie and YOU too! By the way, his coat looks even more gorgeous in this video if that’s possible. It’s so puffy and fluffy!♥♥♥

  2. Patti Johnson says:

    Great post, Jenny! Chiggy-doo, why is you so smartz?!!! Amazing. I have never seen a kitteh do this before. Of course, we’ve never had any real metal in our house for any of our past kittehs or present kitteh (the lovely Miss Pink Sugarbelle) to offer the opportunity for this behavior (and we’ve never let any of our kittehs outside as a general rule so patio furniture wasn’t available). <3

    This video is truly fascinating to me. What a smart kitty man, indeed!!!!

    Big hugs!

    Patti & Miss Pink Sugarbelle 🙂 <3

  3. plmcat says:

    i totally agree that he is cleaning his teeth. what else would it be? they “mark” with their cheek glands, he is rubbing his back teeth on the metal. he’s a smart kitty man!

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