Kitty caught licking (Photo: Flickr/Chun Kit To)
Q: Why does my cat like to lick gold jewelry that we wear? Is this pica?
A: While I cannot diagnose your cat's problem here I can make the following general comments based on my experience of such cases over the years:
1. I would very much doubt if this is a sign of any disease or a behavioral phobia of any concern such as pica.
2. It is more likely that she is attracted by minor sweat residues or by your lingering human scent. I think this behavior is just a curiosity and will not harm her.
-- Answer from Scott Nimmo, a veterinarian on JustAnswer.
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