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My cat has recently developed a mania for eating grass. I know that it is normal for animals to seek out some greens, but this is brand-new for him and almost an obssession. I don't usually let him outside, but he hangs around the door every waking minute mroowwwinng and whining to go out, and hides in wait for anyone to come through the door and dashes out. He goes out and scarfs down as much grass as he can, and then comes back inside and pukes it up almost immediately. This happens sometimes three or four times a day. Nothing else is coming up with the grass-- no hair, no food, just some thin stuff like mucus or spit.

Why is he doing this? Should I take him to a vet? Should I just give in and let him out to eat grass to his heart's content? He is eating fairly normally, otherwise; everytime I feed him his dish is empty within a half-hour. And he looks fine and healthy. (Could stand to lose a little weight, of course, but...)

Any insight?

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